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July 15, 2016 - 12:47pm

Photos: Taste of Stafford

posted by Zachary Lee in Taste of Stafford, veterans, news, Stafford.

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(Photos by Zach Lee.) (American Legion Honor Guard leaving Stafford Fire Hall.)

Thursday evening was the 12th Annual Taste of Stafford. It brought out members of the community for a good time, and they got to enjoy some of Stafford's tastiest food in honor of local veterans.

The Stafford Historical Society, which hosts the fund-raising event, opted to move it from Ilette park to Stafford Fire Hall because of the heat.

"The committee felt that due to the anticipated high temperatures, it was best to move to our rain location which has air conditioning," organizers said in a statement.

"I think it's very important to get the community out here and to meet each other," said Jon Dayton, master of ceremonies.

This is Dayton's first year being in charge of ceremonies; previously, he was "the sound guy" for many years.

"This is a great community event, even though we're inside on a day like today, everyones' spirits are high," said Stafford Historical Society Member Jim Owen.

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(American Legion Honor Guard member and Le Roy Boy Scout from Troop 23 showing respect during the National Anthem.)

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(Jon Dayton presenting the daily agenda.)

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(From left: Peter Celentano, Amy Celentano and Diane Hawn singing the National Anthem.)

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