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Taste of the Valley is a success for Valley preservation group

August 4, 2014 · 9:50 AM
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Sammamish residents Casey Crane and Jennie Moore celebrating a winning bid for an item donated by a local merchant in the Taste of the Valley benefit auction, July 26. / Mike Nakamura Photography

Supporting local farmers and protecting the outdoors from more development, more than 250 people gathered Saturday, July 26, at Jubilee Farm in Carnation for the Taste of the Valley benefit.

The event is a major fundraiser for the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance.

Chefs from dozens of celebrated restaurants in Seattle and the Eastside provided tasty samples from their menus to the guests in attendance.

“I am very proud to see those of us that live on the Sammamish Plateau, who have this regional treasure right outside our back door, are recognizing its value, and stepping up to the plate to help preserve it,” said Sammamish resident Cynthia Krass, executive director of the SPVA.

Learn more about the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance at http://svpa.us/.

Below, the crowd reacts during a competitive round of bidding during the live auction.

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