Over $1,200 Raised During Taste Of Victory Tailgate For WCS Foundation

WAYNE – As the week four Class C1 high school football game played at Bob Cunningham Field on the campus of Wayne State College went down to the wire last Friday, community members showed up strong during a foundation fundraiser.

According to a release from Wayne Area Economic Development, the Taste of Victory Tailgate finished with $1,255 being donated to the Wayne Community Schools Foundation.

Wayne High defeated Battel Creek 21-14 in the game but prior to kickoff over 150 individuals participated in the event which also included Battle Creek fans.

WAED would like to thank the volunteers with the WCS Foundation and Wayne State College with the tailgate set-up as well as Elkhorn Valley Bank & Trust for the bottled water.

Competing chefs with sponsors included Tim Bartz with Majestic Theatre; Lexi Curnyn with Kinship Pointe; Matt Ley and Jason Claussen with State Nebraska Bank & Trust; Emilie Osten with F&M Bank; Corby Schweers with Elkhorn Valley Bank; Mark Hill with KEL Physical Therapy and Steve Webber.

Schweers with Elkhorn Valley Bank was voted the winner and will earn Chamber Bucks.

The Taste of Victory Tailgate is a fundraiser for Wayne Community Schools Foundation where local ‘Chefs’ provide samples and participants get to vote for their favorite with freewill donation. In the seven years this event has been held, WAED has raised over $9,000 for the school.

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A check will be presented to the Wayne Community Schools Foundation during a home Wayne High football game this fall.