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Main Street dinner event

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By Brent Schanding

Tickets are on sale for the 2009 Progressive Dinner, a semi-formal fundraiser centered around food, music and fun. 

Participants will start with appetizers at Forest Hills Studios on West Main Street, before “progressing” to other downtown destinations for soup, salad, entrees and desserts. The evening culminates with live music at the Sanctuary Arts Center from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Violinists, saxophonists and other classical musicians will line the streets. Steak or chicken dinners will be catered by Crespo’s, a former Elk Creek restaurant.

Proceeds will fund the Taylorsville Main Street Program–an organization that sponsors annual festivals and aids in downtown beautification efforts.

John Shircliffe, chairman for the program, said he hopes to sell about 100 tickets and raise at least $1,250 for the organization. “I think the Main Street Program has been a wonderful addition to the community as evidenced by what we’ve accomplished,” he said. “We’re bringing Main Street back to life.”

Shircliffe encourages the community to give back by attending the event. “We just want to give everybody the opportunity to dress up,” he said. “Wear your Sunday best.”

The 2009 Progressive Dinner runs Saturday, Sept. 26, from 5-10 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available until Sept. 21. at Red Scooter and the Tea Cup.