For those who have never attended such an event, one of the crown jewels of the Cherokee Washington High school year is the annual "Tastes & Sounds of Cherokee" presented by the Cherokee Music Boosters.
For the uninitiated, the popular affair held in the beautiful Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center in Cherokee, consists of several local food vendors providing succulent samples of their specialties, while the WHS band and vocal students play and sing in the background.
The event is the annual fund-raiser for the Music Boosters, but it also serves as a superb night of dining and a stark realization of the ample talents our kids possess when they set their minds to it.
From the Concert Band, to the Brass and Woodwind Choirs, to the many talented vocalists, the night was a huge hit for music lovers, who only paused from eating scrumptious food long enough to applaud the musicians.
Kudos to WHS band director Paul McEntaffer, and vocal instructor Amy Sarchet.
And here's to the 22 sponsors and food vendors who donated their products to benefit the music programs in our schools.
The Cherokee School District and music instructors McEntaffer and Sarchet readily agree.
Great job, one and all!