The ‘Taste’ Keeps On Going



I am finding in life that to merely taste is often times bittersweet.

The palatable rush that the initial contact offers leaves one desiring more, and though more is not always an immediate option, the taste is no less thrilling!

A Taste of Rim Country — 2010 left those in attendance wanting more, more, more! And more they shall have! The chefs and restaurants who participated in this year’s competition at the Payson Public Library welcome your continued patronage. They will continue to offer fantastic cuisine at their places of business and have earned your support through their willingness to support their public library and its programming.

The Payson Public Library would like to thank the following fine residents and businesses of Rim Country for their participation in our biggest event fund-raiser of the year. Our sincere gratitude belongs to Kenny Tassell of Chili’s Grill & Bar, Leonie Dobbins of The Red Elephant Bakery, Cindy Fitch of Creekside Steakhouse, Kevin DeWitt of The Rim Golf Club, Maggie Evans of Verde River Rock House Bed & Breakfast, Devon Wells and the students of Payson High School Culinary Club, Steven LeMonier of Majestic Rim Senior Apartments, Andrew Winiecki of Gerardo’s Italian Bistro, Barbara O’Connor of The Randall House and Chuck Carrier of Ayothaya Thai Café & Sushi Bar. Without the presence of these extraordinary members of our community, the Payson library would not be financially able to continue to offer the stellar public programming that is crucial in maintaining a literate and informed society!

Our thanks, also, to those who offered their support by purchasing tickets and those volunteering their time and services. Thanks to Sgt. Don Kasl of the Payson Police Department and the volunteer officers who provided security with professionalism and courtesy. Thanks to the many local businesses and individuals who donated products, items and services to be auctioned at the event. Thanks to KMOG and the Payson Roundup/Rim Review for the excellent coverage of the event’s details and highlights, and to DJ Fred Carpenter for keeping the mood light and spirits high with great music that evening.

Take time to sample whatever life puts in front of you. If you just can’t stand to stop there, take that next step to go after what you really want. And you’ll only really know what that is after you get “A Taste”!

Bessie Tucker, director of programs,

Library Friends of Payson


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