October 1, 2022

Thank you for supporting Tri-Town Youth Services at Taste of the Valley 2011!

Even though Hurricane Irene attempted to derail our persistent committee, the fifth Taste of the Valley, a benefit for Tri-Town Youth Services, was held on September 9, 2011. The event would not have been possible without the generosity and dedication of our participants who provided amazing, innovative appetizers and sweet, delicious desserts as well as fantastic coffee! The attendees of the event awarded Best Overall and the coveted Taste of the Valley Fork to chef, Hernan Yumbla of The Ivory Restaurant for their latin-inspired menu.

The other winners of the 2011 Taste of the Valley awards were as follows: Best Appetizer – Gabrielle’s, Best Dessert – Apple Rehab Saybrook, Best Presentation- Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station, Best Ethnic Food – La Vita Gustosa, Most Creative – Zen Roasters, Best Vegetarian Appetizer – El & Ela’s Fine Foods, and Best Soup – Saybrook Soup & Sandwich Co..

The event would not be possible without our generous sponsors and contributors including: The Clark Group, The Valley Courier, Reid Brothers, Essex Savings Bank, Tower Labs, Fio Partners, Tom Alexa, Roses for Autism, Essex Lions and many other local businesses. Our silent auction, themed “From the Hands of Our Community”, consisted of so many unique items including artwork, quilts, jewelry, and experiences. Thank you as well to our live auction donors including the Old Saybrook Point Inn, Scandinavian Photography, The Upstairs Kitchen, and Southbound Charters. We also thank all of the local business who donated gift certificates.

Thank you as well to all those joined us at the event – it was a great success! The funds raised will help our organization to continue to fulfill its mission – to promote the positive growth and development of youth and families in Chester, Deep River and Essex.

ABOUT – TRI-TOWN YOUTH SERVICES BUREAU, INC. is a nonprofit agency that coordinates, develops and provides services dedicated to promoting the positive growth and development of youth and families in Chester, Deep River and Essex, Connecticut.