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Imperial Beach's Post Card Weather makes "Taste of IB" a Great Day for all there

Mar 20, 2016 08:24PM ● By Paul Spear

Imperial Beach's Post Card Weather makes "Taste of IB" a Great Day for all there. Dancing broke out at the end of the day as the event started to wind down.

The Chamber of Commerce's "Taste of IB"  seemed to be a fun day for all that were able to attend. The hard work by the Chamber of Commerce was evident as vendors were able to get in and set up their booths quickly before the vent started at 1pm. Besided the 40 vendors in booths at the corner of Palm Avenue and Seacoast Drive, the participating food vendors (restaurants) were spread out along Seacoast Drive and Palm Avenue and ticket holders were able to visit their establishment and get a taste of the great food, candy, deserts and the other food they had offered. I stopped by Deb's Cookie Jar, which had a booth across from where I was located and it wasn't long before her inventory of cookies had gone down and I was being dragged back to my booth to work. My dogs and cats felt the same way about me stopping by the booth for Variety Pet Foods as they loaded me down with samples and on the ones I gave them so far I have been lucky enough to get my arm out of the way before they dove into the excellent samples they provided me.

The event put on by the Imperial Beach of Commerce was sponsored by the Unified Port of San Diego, the Imperial Beach Resort, EDCO, Cal American Water, City of Imperial Beach, Filippi's Pizza, Imperial Beach Business Improvement District with hospitality provided by the VFW for the Wine Tasting Event afterwards and the post event awards and party.

 People were very excited about's booth who donated their space to the City of Imperial Beach so they could display some of the City's history in preparation for their big display which will be at the Mayor's Breakfast during the Sun and Sea Festival on Friday July 16th.

Jim Mickelson and Candy Unger and the rest of the committee for the Taste of IB deserve a big "THANK YOU" for putting on suck a great event. About the only great thing I couldn't give them credit for was the excellent weather we had for the event.

At the end of the day, as the Taste of IB was winding down line dancing broke out by the crowd
  at the event and the vendors who had displayed their products. The dancing lasting 15 minutes and kept growing in size until the event hit closing time. Even City councilwoman Lorie Bragg got out there and was able to enjoy herself with the dancing. (see photos).

If Lorie needs to get even, the IB Women's Club has photos of me dancing at their Summer Luncheon last June 20th.

Paul spear, Editor, Dig Imperial Beach - (619)-844-9142


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