The threat of bad weather was kept at bay last Thursday as ticket holders for the Taste of Cheraw awaited one of the biggest events of the year. Rain, wind, and even hail in some spots, managed to clear out just in time for volunteers to set up and prepare that afternoon. A very light rain did fall around 10 p.m., but my that time, the weather was no longer important.
By then, things like dancing, trying frog legs or a new dessert for the first time, watching politicians mingle or catching the trolley back to where the car was parked, were much more important than the weather.
The annual event, sponsored by the Greater Cheraw Chamber of Commerce, is now 18 years in the making and has been a success from the beginning.