Last night was Columbus State’s annual fundraiser, Taste the Future. We were so thrilled to be able to attend for the fourth year in a row, and were so happy that the weather cooperated long enough for the event to be held outdoors.
As usual, the food was fabulous. That goes without saying. It always is. But there were new things going on this year, that thrilled me to no end. The first is the “No Waste at Taste” initiative – using compostable plates, cups, and utensils, and recycling bins throughout the courtyard. The other? The way they embraced social media this year. Inside, they had a projector with everyone’s tweets about the event, and I’ve never seen as many cameras, video cams, notepads and Twittering than I have this year. The way they embraced social and non-traditional media (as a member of both of those above) was heartening.
I also saw way more familiar faces this year than I have in years past. Whether this means that I’m getting around more (possible) or whether the event is more accessible I’m not sure, but it was nice to go to a charity event that was attended by a lot of younger people, rather than feeling a bit out of place among the rich and well-dressed as I usually do at charity events. I even saw one of my favorite CSCC instructors from my time at the college volunteering at one of the beverage booths.
So enjoy the sights of Taste the Future, save the date for next year (Tuesday, September 14, 2010), and make sure you click on the link at the end of this entry to see the rest of the pictures.
If you’d like to see the rest of the pictures of last night’s event, be sure to check the Flickr set I created.