ZANESVILLE, OH – In honor of Black History Month, The Zanesville Civic League Community Center hosted their 28th annual Taste of Color event.
The Taste of Color is a special time where people from the community purchase a meal with a donation of $10 for adults and $6 for kids. Because this event is post covid, the community had the option to pick up their meals, have them delivered to their homes, or they could dine inside. In the future, they’re hoping to have everybody back to gather together inside to enjoy their meals.
“The comradery is what I like. Prior to COVID, when you got to invite the community and the neighborhood down, you were able to see people who you haven’t seen in a very long time. So just to have those conversations and to rekindle those relationships was one of the things that I truly loved.” Former Assistant Director of The Zanesville Civic League Community Center, Adonis Brooks said.
About 125 people received meals today to support the Zanesville Civic League and to honor Black History Month.
All the donations went to the Zanesville Civic League to help support their programs like tutoring, karate, basketball and more.
“It means that not only are we getting people in the door, but it’s also Black History Month. We’re still celebrating. We do feel that it’s good for the community.” Lisa Rooks, the Executive Director of The Zanesville Civic League Community Center stated.
This is one of the Civic League’s biggest events and will be returning next year with more tasty meals.