Best Booth and Taster’s Choice Winners Announced!

Tue, 09/29/2009 - 4:04pm
By: The Citizen

Over 1,500 people gathered at the Fayette Chamber’s Find it in Fayette! Community Expo held on September 15th at New Hope Church, setting a new record for attendance at this annual event. Business owners as well as community members enjoyed visiting over 130 exhibitors who showcased their products and services at the county’s largest tradeshow.

Each year one outstanding exhibitor is awarded a prize for winning the Best Booth Contest, sponsored this year by Oddo Brothers, CPAs. The judging for this contest is based on two parts: selection from a panel of independent judges as well as a vote from visitors to the event. The winner was Affordable Catering (, owned by Dan and Mandy Nelson. They will receive a promotional prize package worth over $800 from the Chamber.

This year an additional award, the Taster’s Choice, was added to honor one outstanding food exhibitor. Sponsored by Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree Conference Center, the winning Taster’s Choice display was selected by input from a judges panel led by Dolce’s Chef Len, as well the results of the visitors’ vote. The winner was The Cheesecake Boutique ( owned by Marie Selkridge-Ashford. She will also receive a prize package worth over $800 from the Chamber.

The Expo had a special focus on health, wellness and promotion of a “go green lifestyle”. A variety of exhibitors provided health screenings, flu shots and provided free health awareness materials for the community. In addition, many booths included information on environment-friendly ideas for home and work, energy efficiency and other ways to “go green.”

The Fayette Chamber’s Find it in Fayette! Community Expo was presented by Delta Community Credit Union. Additional sponsors included AT&T of Georgia, Coweta-Fayette EMC/Relyco, The Southern Federal Credit Union, Comcast Cable Communications, Cardiovascular Consultants of Georgia, P.C., Jim Mothorpe, Capital Investment Companies, Dynamic Website Management, Fayette County News, Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree and Ravin Homes.

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