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What to expect for Taste of Summer this year

CORNING, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Corning's Gaffer District is hosting the annual Taste of Summer next Thursday, July 19, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

It will be on Bridge Street in Corning from Riverside Drive to Pulteney Street. 

The event gives local businesses an opportunity to showcase and connect with members of the community. 

Live music will be performed throughout the evening.

"The Taste of Summer was started so that we can feature and highlight all of our Gaffer District businesses, everything from our restaurants to our retail, to our service industry," Barbara Whitman, Director of Communications and Marketing for Corning's Gaffer District, said. 

There will be a Power Wheels challenge and bounce houses for kids along with a barbecue competition and watermelon eating contest. 

The newest feature in this year's event will be a display from the Manx Dune Buggy Club.

It's a way to celebrate summer and sample a "taste" of local businesses. 


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