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Taste of the North Country brings out local flavors and fun

Students, Maya Zaborek and Sarah White, of Paul Smith’s Baking and Pastry Arts school bring desserts around for patrons at the Taste of the North Country event at the SUNY Plattsburgh Field house Nov. 7.

Students, Maya Zaborek and Sarah White, of Paul Smith’s Baking and Pastry Arts school bring desserts around for patrons at the Taste of the North Country event at the SUNY Plattsburgh Field house Nov. 7. Photo by Katherine Clark.

— Other area businesses like Party Effects set the tone of the evening with music and Overtime Photography offered guests a photo strip keepsake of the evening.

During the festivities people in the crowd browsed the many auction items, ate and danced to the music.

As the music played, two bidders, Josue Chanduvi owner of Grandma’s Candy Shop in Plattsburgh and his business advisor Diane Smith began to dance directly in the center of the gymnasium floor.

“I think it’s a great event, great people. I’ve met people and wanted to get out of the house,” Chanduvi said.

The pair said they didn’t care if they were dancing alone in the room, the event was a chance to not only make business connections but to also have fun.

“If you’re not having fun you’re not trying hard enough,” Smith said.

For business owners the event is a way to network with members of the community. Parks said businesses can show off their goods and services to a new group of people and learn about the needs of their customers at events like this.

“It’s a nice way of meeting people,” George Saris, a Water Quality Specialist with Culligan Water said.

For more information about the Chamber, visit their website at www.northcountrychamber.com.

Intern Camille Daniels contributed to this story.

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