Alltech’s Kentucky Ale will be featured at the Taste of the South being held in Washington DC on June 5th. This event was founded in October 1982 by a group of transplanted southerners living in Washington, DC. Longing for home and wanting to share the rich traditions they had come to love, the group decided to host a party where they could share with fellow DC residents their love for all things southern. The following April the first Taste of the South gala featuring twelve states – Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia – was held at the Pension Building .
Taste of the South celebrated ’25 Years of Tradition’ in 2007. Under the direction of Chairman Stormie Janzen, the gala raised $300,000 for charity. The following year Chairman Jenny Sheffield continued the Taste of the South tradition and gave $320,000 to charity. Even during tough economic times, the extraordinary volunteers that make up the committee never quit working, and in 2009, it was no exception. Chairman Becky Moore and her committee gave away more than $166,000.
Alltech’s president and founder, Dr. Pearse Lyons stated, “This is a great achievement to be featured at this event. This experience is a great tradition for the south and to be a part of it the year the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will be in Lexington, Kentucky, is an honor.”
The Taste of the South has a committee of 44 southerners who make it their annual duty to share a taste of the south with Washington, DC and give something back to states they will always call home.
Alltech is the proud sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010™ to be held in Lexington, Kentucky from September 25 to October 10, 2010.