PHOTOS: ‘Taste of the Town Stroll’ Draws Crowds To Downtown New Canaan

Photos by Eden Neleman

Scores of foodies and shoppers descended on downtown New Canaan on Thursday night for the seventh annual Taste of the Town Stroll. Organized by the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, the event serves as a “food-raiser” for the local food pantry and this year also doubled as an eyeglasses and hearing aid donation drive for the venerable Lions Club. The event was a “big success,” according to the Chamber’s executive director, Tucker Murphy. “The food pantry will be overflowing,” Murphy said of the hundreds of donated food bags and items. “It was a beautiful night and how wonderful to see so much support for the Chamber, food pantry and town of New Canaan.” —Michael Dinan

‘Taste of the Town Stroll’ Benefitting Food Pantry, Lions Club Set for Thursday Evening

The weather forecast calls for clear, sunny skies on Thursday for New Canaan’s annual Taste of the Town Stroll. A “food-raiser” for the New Canaan Food Pantry that this year will double as a benefit for the Lions Club (see below), the Taste of the Town Stroll is to be held 6 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 24. Sponsored exclusively by Berkshire Hathaway New England Properties and organized by the Chamber of Commerce, this year’s event downtown will feature 24 participating shops and restaurants “that are going to provide food or a taste of some sort,” Chamber Executive Director Tucker Murphy said. “A new feature this year is that we partnered with the Lions Club so not only can people bring a food donation but you can bring gently used eyeglasses or hearing aids that will be refurbished and donated to people that need them,” she said.