The 20th annual Taste of Carroll, the primary fundraiser for Carroll Hospice each year, drew hundreds to Carroll Hospital in Westminster on Monday night. Much of the revelry took place under a 4,000-square-foot tent and attendees were able to check out vintage car while sampling food and drink provided by more than 40 local establishments. In keeping with the 20th year of Taste of Carroll, the theme was Roaring Twenties, so many of the attendees turned out in “Great Gatsby” era dress. Last year, the event raised more than $185,000 for Carroll Hospice and the goal was to hit $200,000 this year. Carroll Hospice is a nonprofit with a state mission of improving the quality of life for patients needing end-of-life care, allowing them to live as fully and comfortably as possible by providing quality palliative care, pain and symptom management and support for their families. “The goal of the Taste of Carroll is to raise funds to support all the uncompensated programs that Carroll Hospice offers to the community, some of them being bereavement, grief counseling, the veterans program, the children programs,” Chair Robbin Nolen said prior to the event.
(Photos by Dylan Slagle / Carroll County Times)