Reimagined “Taste of Burnt Hills” is a success

Taste of Burnt Hills / October 24, 2020 /

Thanks to support from so many, the Foundation raises $7,940!

The weather was perfect and the food was yummy on October 21, 2020, as nearly 200 local families participated in a new “drive-by,” socially distanced version of the Taste of Burnt Hills annual fundraiser put on by the BH-BL Education Foundation and Spartan Catering.

Customers entered the High School parking lot and drove up to the courtyard by the school cafeteria where Foundation volunteers were bagging and handing out Spartan Catering dinners.

A total of 544 dinners were sold along with 1,045 entries in a huge Gift Card Raffle.

The event had an international theme this year and featured dinners from four traditions. The most popular option proved to be the American traditional turkey dinner, followed by German beef sauerbraten, Asian chicken teriyaki, and Italian stuffed eggplant parmesan.


The following day, Taste volunteers pulled the winning raffle tickets, which are listed below.

THANK YOU! to everyone who purchased dinners or raffle tickets, who volunteered in this event, or who helped spread the word.  Special thanks go to chef Nicky Boehm, the head of  Spartan Catering and her food service staff who created all the dinners. Also to high school principal Tim Brunson and the custodial staff.

The Foundation is also particularly grateful to the following 37 local restaurants and businesses who donated one or more Gift Cards or Gift Certificates with values ranging from $10 to $100 for our raffle.

This was a very popular raffle with some individuals buying as many as $200 worth of tickets.

The following winners will be notified by phone or email, and gift cards delivered to them or sent to them via the US mail. (Note: multiple names listed below means the business donated multiple gift certificates.)

All Seasons Equipment:  Travis Landry
Applebee’s Grill & Bar:  Alyssia Caris, John Schaffer, Marissa DiPrimo
Augie’s Restaurant:  Barb Becker
Burnt Hills Café:  Dianne Alois
Burnt Hills Optical:  Lori DeMarco
Charlton Tavern:  Thomas Vickerson, Rina Bell
Countryside Stove & Chimney:  Janet Huston
Eagle Crest Golf Club:  April Bushman
Ellms Family Farm:  Melinda Sheyon
Empire State Aerosciences Museum:  Carolyn Lee
Fo’Castle Farm Store: Jill Marks, Peter Herman
Hannaford Supermarket:  Gina Casey
High Mills Garage:  John Schaffer
Mail ’n’ More:  Toni Buchakjian
Marcella’s Restaurant:  Alice Crotty
Market 32/Price Chopper:  Carol Douglas
Maxon’s American Grill:  Jackie Martini
Mayfair Jewelers:  Karen Kelley
Meraki Hair Salon:  Alice Crotty
Mohawk Taproom & Grill:  Nancy Murtlaw, Larry McArthur, Greg Schorr
Mr. Wok Chinese Restaurant:  Lori DeMarco
Open Door Bookstore:  Jim Schultz
Personal Wine Cellar:  Kim Ireland
Pizza Works – Burnt Hills:  Alice Crotty, Larry McArthur
Plush Hair Studio:  John Schaffer, Judy Madej
Regular’s Liquor Cabinet:  John Schaffer
Scott’s Hallmark:  Lee-Ann Mertzlufft
Slice Italian Eatery & Pizzeria:  Jean & Joe Walters
Smith’s Orchard & Bake Shop:  Christy Multer, Rina Bell, Dan Swan, Larry McArthur, Bill York
Spritz Car Wash:  Patti DeMarle, Mike Brewster
Stella Pasta Bar & Bistro:  John Schaffer
Super Nails:  Teal Reeves
Wag Town Dog Grooming:  Ted Brandt
Waters Edge Lighthouse:  John Schaffer
Wendy Nails:  Lakshmi Nagarajan
Wiggly Worm Bait Supply:  Janet Huston
Ye Olde Farmhouse Gift Shoppe at Lakeside Farms:  Donna Esposito, Barbara Buckley, Peggy Schaffer, Patti DeMarle