Annual Taste of the Trust is Thursday

Published 2:14 pm Monday, April 1, 2024

An annual evening of food, drinks, music and social interaction returns with the Taste of the Trust this Thursday.

The Brookhaven Trust will host the event from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the Ole Towne Church on South Jackson Street.

The event will include food tastings from more than 15 restaurants, a silent auction, Mr. Tequila’s top shelf margaritas, a photo booth, whiskey bar, cigar bar, and live music by The Lincoln Outfit.

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Tickets are $35 each, and are available from any Trust member, at the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, or online at the Brookhaven Trust Facebook page, or go directly to EventBrite.

Entities providing food or drink items include: Sweet & Petite Bakery, The Cheesecake Guy, Poppa’s Buffet & Grill, La Mariposa, Mississippi Ice Daquiri Shop, Magnolia Blues BBQ Company, Tortilla Soup, Betty’s Eat Shop, Mitchell’s Catering, Wild Fox Coffee, Broma’s Deli, Maddox Cheesecakes, and PJs Coffee.

The Taste is The Brookhaven Trust’s only fundraiser. The Trust was founded in 1991 to save the Mary Jane Lampton Auditorium on the old Whitworth College Campus, now the Mississippi School of the Arts. Repairing the auditorium’s roof was its first major project, and they have continued working on historical properties since then, dedicated to preserving Brookhaven’s heritage and improving its downtown.

Funds raised are used to preserve the historic properties in Brookhaven, to promote the arts and to improve downtown. In 2016, the Brookhaven Trust worked together with the Chamber of Commerce and local business owners to put up rooftop lighting downtown. Since then it has partnered with multiple businesses downtown to improve the façades of individual buildings.

It has donated money for improvements in the Lincoln County Historical and Genealogical Museum, Mississippi School of the Arts, The Haven, The Exchange Club and directly to several businesses through its façade program.