Friday, October 5, 2007

Add fundraising fizz with a soda tasting

This Providence Journal story mentioning a school foundation's "wine, soda, and cheese reception" gave me an idea:

Why not host a fun twist on wine-tasting fundraisers by popping the top on an exotic soda tasting?

The city where I live has a store that sells hard-to-find and boutique soda pop. Even if you don't have a fun emporium like that near you, regional and specialty sodas are regularly sold online. Just run some Google searches and you'll find lots of Web soda retailers. Check out the Jones Soda Co. for some truly goofy flavors.

Another way to go: Round up every strange variation on Dr. Pepper you can find. Every store brand seems to feature a Pepper knockoff with a funny name. And they're cheap!

You could add a buffet of old-fashioned, hard-to-find candy to the mix for a real walk down memory lane.

I'm not a big fan of food-themed fundraisers because of the health issues they raise, but it might be worth making an exception for this one.

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