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Get a Taste of the Hill Country and Help Community Theater

Double Horn Brewing Co. of Marble Falls will be one of the restaurants participating in the second annual Taste of the Hill Country fundraiser for the Hill Country Community Theatre. The event is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Drive in Marble Falls. Tickets are $45 each or $85 for two in advance or $55 each or $95 for two at the door. Staff photo by JoAnna Kopp

MARBLE FALLS — Twenty local restaurants, breweries, and wineries are helping to ensure the Highland Lakes remains the home to quality theater productions.

They have agreed to be part of the second annual Taste of the Hill Country, which benefits the Hill Country Community Theater in Cottonwood Shores.

The event is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Drive in Marble Falls. Tickets are $45 each or $85 for two in advance or $55 each or $95 for two at the door.

Attendees can eat as much as they want from the restaurants or caterers and will be given wine and beer samples.

“If there’s one restaurant you love, you can go back and fill your plate as many times as you want,” HCCT president Linda DiFede said. “If there’s a restaurant you haven’t visited or a couple of caterers, you have the opportunity to sample things.”

Eateries include Time 2 Eat on Main, Double Horn Brewing Co., Rae’s Grill, Tea Thyme Cafe, It’s All Goode, Chata’s Kitchen, Numinous Coffee Roasters, and many more.

Participants will be in the running for best appetizers or entrees, best dessert, and best beverage, all voted on by attendees.

DiFede said board members had a long strategy session before the first event last year about how they could raise money for the theater. At about the same time, they heard of a food festival raising funds to purchase band uniforms for Burnet Consolidated School District. There were so many people attending that the event ran out of food in 30 minutes.

The board members wanted to work with local eateries, wineries, and breweries.

“We wanted it to be people who are local,” DiFede said. “They are here, owned and managed, and have the creative talent here in the local market. People who go to the theater love to dine out.

“It’s a great way to market (200) to 300 people who like to be entertained,” she added. “Theatergoers enjoy it; the restaurants enjoy it. We said we’ll do it again next year.”

Money raised from Taste of the Hill Country goes to insurance, salaries, sets, utilities, and other costly items for the theater, she said.

Call (830) 798-8944 or go to thehcct.org to reserve tickets to event or for more information about the Hill Country Community Theatre, which is located at 4003 RR 2147 in Cottonwood Shores.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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