New Canaan Enjoys Taste Of The Town Stroll To Benefit Food Pantry

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Tucker Murphy, executive director of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, during the Taste of the Town Stroll on Thursday evening.
Tucker Murphy, executive director of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, during the Taste of the Town Stroll on Thursday evening. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Brian Lewis, owner of Elm Restaurant, passes out some samples during the Taste of the Town Stroll Thursday.
Brian Lewis, owner of Elm Restaurant, passes out some samples during the Taste of the Town Stroll Thursday. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Benny Dedushi, at left, general manager at Solé hands samples during the Taste of the Town Stroll Thursday in New Canaan.
Benny Dedushi, at left, general manager at Solé hands samples during the Taste of the Town Stroll Thursday in New Canaan. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Frank Polozani holding samples of food during Thursday's Taste of the Town Stroll in New Canaan.
Frank Polozani holding samples of food during Thursday's Taste of the Town Stroll in New Canaan. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
A drummer playing during the Taste of the Town Stroll Thursday in New Canaan.
A drummer playing during the Taste of the Town Stroll Thursday in New Canaan. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Music lovers listening during a group's performance at the Taste of the Town Stroll Thursday in New Canaan.
Music lovers listening during a group's performance at the Taste of the Town Stroll Thursday in New Canaan. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
MacKenzie Judson of Mike's Organic Delivery hands out a sample during Thursday's Taste of the Town Stroll in New Canaan.
MacKenzie Judson of Mike's Organic Delivery hands out a sample during Thursday's Taste of the Town Stroll in New Canaan. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Megan Paladino, left and Lauren Palladino, owners of The Candy Scoop hold up samples of Kentucky Butterrum Cake during Thursday's Taste of the Town Stroll in New Canaan.
Megan Paladino, left and Lauren Palladino, owners of The Candy Scoop hold up samples of Kentucky Butterrum Cake during Thursday's Taste of the Town Stroll in New Canaan. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Hundreds of people took to the streets of New Canaan to sample the best that its restaurants and other businesses had to offer during the fourth Taste of the Town Stroll on Thursday evening.

Tucker Murphy, executive director of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, said proceeds from the event go to the New Canaan Food Pantry. People either donated food items or made monetary contributions to take part in the stroll.

The event has become one of the most popular events held by the chamber, she said.

"It's terrific. It is one of our favorite community events," Murphy said. "It's such a win-win, the Food Pantry gets stocked the stores get business people come and enjoy the town."

The event is helped by being held in late August.

"It's the timing. It's when everybody comes back to town. They have been away for the summer and the kids have been at camps," she said. "It's a nice way to bring everybody back into town and see your neighbors and connect. We love that community aspect of that because we are a very community-minded chamber." 

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What a wonderful evening! Kudos to Tucker, Laura, and all the participating stores, food purveyors, and volunteers. Events like this are what make living in Fairfield County so special

Andrea M