From a Downtown St. Johns press release.
TASTE OF THE TOWN FESTIVAL
Downtown St. Johns, Michigan will be host the fourth annual Taste of the Town celebration on Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, 2009 on the Grand Trunk Railroad Depot lawn at 107 E. Railroad Street from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. each night. Various vendors will be on hand, with radio personalities from “Classic Rock 94.9” and “Z92.5 The Castle” conducting live radio feeds on Friday and Saturday.
Live entertainment will be featured in the Beverage Tent, and Vegas style gaming is offered in our CASINO tent, both from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. each night. The crowd favorite BBQ contest occurs on Saturday at 4 p.m., with the public casting ballots to determine the winner. A Classis Car “Cruise In” also begins on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
To participate as a vendor, contact the St. Johns Downtown Management Board at (989) 227-1717 or visit http://www.DowntownStJohns.org. There is a $10 vendor registration cost. To participate as a BBQ contestant, contact Jessie at (989) 327-4885. There is a BBQ contestant registration cost. Proceeds from this event benefit Downtown St. Johns projects and improvements.
Taste of the Town is made possible by the generous corporate sponsorship of the following businesses: Major summer events sponsorship by the City of St. Johns – Mint City USA, Firstbank of St. Johns and Z92.5 The Castle radio station. Other funding has been provided by Allaby and Brewbaker Insurance, Michigan Graphics & Signs; along with Abraham & Gaffney, Account Receivable Solutions, The Alibi Bar, Bruno’s Bar, the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce, Custom Embroidery Plus, Fifth Third Bank, Jackson, Jackson & Associates, Jet Speed Printing, Katren Industries, Sirrine & Associates, the St. Johns Independent Informer and Swany’s Pub & Grub. Additional funding has been provided by the Clinton County Arts Council, Dershey’s Café, Gill-Roy’s Commercial & Industrial Supply, Hungry Howie’s Pizza, Kurt’s Appliance Center and T. Snow Customs.