Taste of Shelby County raised money for schools

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The second annual Taste of Shelby County took place Thursday night at The Village at Lee Branch.

Dozens attended the event that helps to keep Shelby County schools  financially afloat.

Folks sampled some of the best food the county has to offer and raised money for schools at the same time.

Twelve thousand dollars was raised last year, all giving students extra opportunities in the classroom.

Organizers say the money raised pays for things that's not traditionally funded by the school system, like equipment, projects and distance learning programs.

"I think it's in our best interest to support school system even if we don't have a child in school system, said Paula James who attended the event. "Those who are there we're raising them to be our future."

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce organized the event, hoping to raise 18-thousand dollars this year for schools.

Taste of Shelby County also helped to promote restaurants people may not have been familiar with.