DALTON — Jean Manning, co-owner of Manning Farm Dairy, always looks forward to participating in The Rotary Club of the Abingtons Annual Taste of the Abingtons due to the opportunity to converse with the public.
Manning listed the feedback from customers as her favorite part of partaking in the event each year.
“We enjoy making a product that is so well-accepted and being able to offer our product to the community we love,” she said.
According to Manning, the business has participated in the fundraising event since its inception in 2005 and they always serve ice cream pies. Peanut butter and raspberry avalanche will be on the menu for the 11th annual event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13 at Nichols Village Hotel & Spa.
“We might also have a couple surprises,” Manning added.
Another reason Manning enjoys providing a dish for the event is the positive effect the Rotary Club has on the local area and beyond.
“We’re always thrilled to do (events) with the Rotary,” she said. “They do so much good and are one the best groups of people overall.”
The business typically has an average of 50 flavors of ice cream available at its five retail locations. The farm in Dalton has been in business since 1920 and the Clarks Summit store opened in 1964. There are also two stores in Scranton and one in Dunmore.
Dozens of local restaurants and eateries will provide specialty food items from appetizers and entrees, to desserts and specialty coffees this year. The event will also feature wine and beer tasting, cigar sampling in a confined outdoor area, and a Chinese auction.