Mattapoisett's Taste of the Town returns this year under the giant tent at Shipyard Park. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and is an important fundraiser for the Mattapoisett Woman's Club.

Club President Sandy Hering and Publicity Chair Kate Brown joined Townsquare Sunday this week to talk about the event, now in its 17th year.

"Taste of the Town is a big deal to the entire town because the Mattapoisett Woman's Club raises money at this event for our scholarship account," Hering said. "We're pleased to be able to do this even after two very difficult fundraising years because of the pandemic."

The concept is simple: those attending Taste of the Town on July 12 can purchase their tickets right at the door (10 tickets for $10). If you need more tickets, they'll be available throughout the event.

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More than a dozen local restaurants will provide tasty samples and treats. The Woman's Club will provide cold beverages, but no alcohol will be provided or allowed.

Entertainment will be provided by Mattapoisett's own Showstoppers.

Club members said all proceeds will be used to provide scholarship money for local students.

"We have two outstanding fundraisers," Brown said. "One is a garden tour that will return in 2023, and Taste of the Town is probably the biggest of them all."

On July 12, a free shuttle bus will run continuously from the St. Anthony's Church parking lot to Shipyard Park to help with any parking crunch.

The complete interview with Hering and Brown can be heard here:

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