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Food Fest invades Pitt Street


poutine and world- famous beavertails. In addition to the food trucks, several restaurants also set up sidewalk tasting stations. The sound of live music also served as the backdrop for the festival for the entire day as local musi- cians took to the fes- tival stage. “We are very grateful to these musicians who are donating their time to Beyond 21 for the

Who doesn’t love eating delicious foods for a good reason? Downtown Cornwall was transformed into a food lover’s paradise on August 22 as the inaugural Cornwall Food Fest got underway. Fourteen food trucks added to the excel- lent array of downtown restaurants for a one- day celebration of food andmusic. Cornwall Food Fest is a joint effort between Beyond 21 and the Downtown Business Improvement Association. “We created a festival atmosphere in one of the more vibrant areas of our city,” said organizer JaneMcLaren. “Food Fest offered the opportunity to highlight different tastes that peoplemay not be familiar with and, at the same time, helped draw attention to all of the wonderful merchants and restaurants that call Downtown Cornwall their home.” Food trucks from across Eastern Onta- rio served up some interesting choices that include Louisiana barbecue, Italian gelato, Mexican churritos and, of course,

Todd Leblanc receives a delicious beaver tail.

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day,” explained Jane McLaren. The festival also featured local artisans displaying their art, with several artists actually painting on-site. The United Way also operated a “Kids Area” and the Downtown BIA also sponsored

a Scavenger Hunt. Proceeds fromFood Fest 2015 were dona- ted to the Hub for Beyond 21, a local commu- nity program that supports developmentally challenged adults aged 21 years or older.

Wes Libbey, town crier, took a break from his important job to enjoy a bite during the 2015 Cornwall Food Fest


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