Taste of Onalaska offers a smorgasbord to benefit local schools

The Onalaska Education foundation held Taste of Onalaska Saturday at the Stoney Creek Hotel to raise funds for both public and private educational programs.

For $35 people could sample foods from ten vendors including Big Boar Barbecue, B-A Burrito, Big Al’s and more until 7:30 p.m.

Pearl Street Brewery and Stoney Creek also provided beverages at the event.

Ticket purchases came with starting chips for 11 casino tables that were open from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

“Come hungry . . . come thirsty, come ready to play, and the more money you spend the more you’re going to be supporting our students,” said Josh Lichty, a member of the Onalaska Education Foundation board of directors.

Tickets earned at casino tables could be used to purchases prizes.

There were also raffles and auctions where items like basketballs customized by Onalaska schools and a luxury cruise were up for grabs.

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