By Isiah REYES
Taste of the Foothills will offer more than just a great selection of restaurants at the Dec. 10 evening event. There will also be live dancing and car displays for everyone to enjoy.
Dwight Sityar is one of the organizers of the event. He wanted to make Taste of the Foothills community-oriented where the food was easily viewed from all angles of the venue. So Jean Maluccio of the CV Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the event, said, “Show me.”
“I drew up a proposed floor plan that Jean and Steve Pierce brought to the chamber board for their approval,” Sityar said. “Part of the venue will now include having the ‘ambience’ of the ’40s and ’50s by having the Crescenta Valley High School jazz band play big band music plus Latin cha-cha, and we have started teaching Prom Plus Club members some additional dance steps since they already know the basics.”
The dancers will also be fitted with swing attire to fit in with the theme.
Sityar is a member of the Early Rodders, which teamed up this past summer with Just Tires to showcase classic cars and hot rods in La Crescenta. To add to the scenery, Sityar will include two Cadillacs at the event to complement the throwback style of the ’50s.
“By having these added attractions we hope to make it livelier and fun so the community can enjoy the food, music, dancing and cars under the stars,” Sityar said.
Taste of the Foothills will take place on Dec. 10 at Ralphs Shopping Center located at 2629 Foothill Blvd. Hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults (13 and over), kids are $10 (age 5-12). Senior discount ticket price is $18. Tickets are available at the CV Chamber of Commerce office at 3131 Foothill Blvd. ‘D’ in La Crescenta and at the office of CV Weekly, 3800 La Crescenta Ave. #101, La Crescenta. Tickets will also be on sale at the event.