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Elmcrest Named Beneficiary of 2019 Taste of Syracuse


The Summit Blog

Syracuse, NY -- Elmcrest Children's Center, along with ARC of Onondaga have been named as the local charities to benefit from The Summit Federal Credit Union Taste of Syracuse presented by Tops Friendly Markets, Central New York's biggest food and music festival.

The Taste of Syracuse weekend has been named a "Tribute to Youth" to spotlight the event's two charitable beneficiaries, Elmcrest Children's Center and ARC of Onondaga. The Summit, Tops and other sponsors and vendors will be working with the festival to raise money for these great charities all weekend long. All proceeds from activities at both The Summit's tent and the Tops tent will be donated to the charities.

"The Summit is thrilled to be back as the title sponsor of Taste of Syracuse, " said Cheryl Pohlman, Vice President of Marketing and Community Relations for The Summit Federal Credit Union. "As a local credit union, part of our mission is to support organizations that strengthen this community, which is why we have chosen Elmcrest Children's Center rand ARC of Onondaga as the event's beneficiaries. Please stop by The Summit's tent to spin our wheel for great prizes. All money raised goes directly to Elmcrest and ARC of Onondaga."

"We are very pleased to return as the presenting sponsor of the Taste of Syracuse," said Kathleen Allen, senor manager of community relations for Tops Friendly Markets. "As the neighborhood grocery store serving the Syracuse community, we truly feel this is the right place to showcase our products. We invite everyone to stop by our tent and help us support Elmcrest and ARC of Onondaga as we will be donating 100% of our proceeds to benefit these wonderful charities."

The Taste of Syracuse will have non-stop music for two days. Multi-plantinum band Sugar Ray will headline the festival on Saturday night on the Bridgeland Auto Brokers Main Stage. A total of 32 bands will play over the course of the weekend. Festival goers will also hav ethe chance to try delicious times from local eateries for only $1. Several new restaurants and vendors have signed on for the 2019 festival and many fan favorites will be returning.

The event will be held on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8, 2019 in and around Clinton Square from 11 am until 11 pm both days. Admission is free. For more information go to Taste of Syracuse.