2013 Taste of Lakeville- Best Year Yet!
The Taste of Lakeville is an annual one night event that is known as being the primary fundraising event for the Lakeville Rotary Club which brings hundreds of residence together and features over 30 local restaurants, caterers, and fine beverages makers! And it’s all in the name of a good cause.
Last month’s 11th annual Taste of Lakeville shattered the last year’s net profit of $96,000 and raised a record $130,000 all of which stays in the community for the Lakeville Rotary Club’s Rotary Foundation, which distributes money to Lakeville causes.
This annual Lakeville event is truly a staple in the community and featured food tents, live & silent auction, live music and People’s Choice vote for Best Food and Best Tent Awards.
The Lakeville Rotary provides financial support to address the needs of our community. It is the belief of the Lakeville Rotary Club that we can best serve our community by focusing our efforts on scholarships and community projects.
Here is a sample list of just some of the deserving applicant’s benefiting from the Taste of Lakeville:
– Lakeville High School Scholarships for graduating seniors
– STRIVE Scholarships at both Lakeville High Schools
– Lakeville Area Public Schools programs
– Dakota County Library: One Book/One Lakeville
– Dakota County Vo-Tec Emergency Aid Plan
– Influence International (Essential Ethics for law enforcement seminar)
– Kids ‘n Kinship
– Sobriety High School
– Lakeville Area Scouts
– Lakeville Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
– Lakeville Friends of the Environment/Bicycle Alliance
– Lakeville Resource Center
– Lakeville Senior Citizen Center
– Lakeville Education Foundation
– Lakeville Veteran’s Memorial
– Lakeville Parks and Recreation
– Special Olympics RAVE Team
– Life Re-Builders INC
– Fairview Foundation
– Minnesota Sled Hockey
– Lakeville Miracle Field
– Salvation Army – The Lakeville Rotary matches members’ bell ringing efforts at two local stores
– 360 Communities: Liaison Staff Member at High Schools, Hope for Tomorrow,Armful of Love, Lakeville Food Shelf, Partners for Success, Robert B. Lewis House, Family Support Workers
– Minnesota Valley YMCA: Camp Streefland, Y-Partners
– Lakeville Pan-O-Prog: 4th of July Festival fireworks, teen beach party
– Lakeville Arts Center: Fall Arts Festival, upgrades to property
– Adopt-A-Highway Clean-Up (Highway 50 in Lakeville)
– Woodhill Urban Agriculture