The American Heart Association | American Stroke Association teamed up with Powernet, the Avondale Comprehensive Development Corporation (ACDC) and Gabriel’s Place to host the Taste of Avondale last night.
“We wanted to make a long-lasting, sustainable impact on the health of Avondale [Ohio] residents,” said Edita Dolan-Mayo of Powernet, the primary organizer of the Taste of Avondale. “By providing the appropriate tools, direction and motivation, our hope is to change minds about healthy eating. Ideally, we want the healthy choice to be the default choice.”
As part of its holiday campaign, Powernet employees collected and donated 65 crock pots and ladles. The American Heart Association matched each crock pot with a slow cooker recipe cookbook. Avondale residents who received them were invited to participate in the Taste of Avondale in January. The event is a healthy cooking contest for the community and the categories include: Soups and chilis, meats, side dishes, desserts, Avondale Only and healthy. The contest featured all-you-can-eat samples, which were included with $3 admission for the public.