9/17/2013 10:08:00 AM Taste of Williams
event a hole-in-one Annual event Sept. 28 features food, art and the chance to win a new car during hole-in-one contest
Elephant Rocks Golf Course Manager Scott Little tries to coax a ball into a hole at the course. The Taste of Williams event Sept. 28 at the golf course will feature a hole in one contest with the chance to win a 2014 Chevy Impala. Ryan Williams/WGCN
Scott Little tees off for the Taste of Williams on Sept. 28. Ryan WIlliams/WGCN
People can enjoy an evening of food, music and art at the sixth annual Taste of Williams festival. And maybe win a new car.
Terry Marxen Chevrolet donated a 2014 Chevy Impala for a hole-in-one contest at the event. Tickets for the contest are $5 apiece. Contestants will tee off about half way down the fairway of hole No. 1. Elephant Rocks Course Manager Scott Little will judge the contest.
"Potentially for a $5 chance, you never know," Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce CEO Gioia Goodrum said.
The event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 28 at Elephant Rocks Golf Course, 2200 Country Club Road.
According to Goodrum, the Taste of Williams is a way "to showcase our businesses, the restaurants and our community and to give our residents and businesses a fun event to go to."
This year's event will feature four wineries, 12 restaurants and six artists.
Some of the food available at the event will be chilled cucumber soup, vegetarian spring rolls, artisan cheeses and marinated olives.
"It's all kinds of really great stuff that really goes good with a tasting," said Chamber Events Coordinator Josie Bustillos.
Each attendee will receive five drink tickets and a wine glass at the event. Additional tastings are available for $2 apiece.
Classical guitarist Craig Yarbrough will provide entertainment for the evening.
The six artists that will be selling items at the event include local sculptor Neil Logan and artists from the Gallery in Williams and the Open Studios. The artists will also donate items for a raffle.
The chamber will donate some of the proceeds from the Taste of Williams event to the Williams Food Bank.
"It's well worth every penny," Bustillos said.
Organizers encourage people to buy their tickets early.
"It's the classiest event in town," Bustillos said, adding that Elephant Rocks is a great setting. "What a beautiful scene for an evening of music and great food and getting to experience what Williams has at its best."
Tickets are on sale in the Visitor Center for $35. On Sept. 23 the price goes up to $40. Tickets are also available at www.tasteofwilliams.eventbrite.com.