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Thousand show up for Taste of the Northside

Proceeds go to Brighton Center

The 15th annual Taste of the Northside kicks off Wednesday night and thousands of people are expected to attend.
The 15th annual Taste of the Northside kicks off Wednesday night and thousands of people are expected to attend.

The 15th annual Taste of the Northside drew hungry crowds Wednesday night.

All proceeds of the one-day event go to the Brighton Center, a local school that supports close to 3,000 children with developmental delays and/or disabilities each year.

This event has grown through the years from a small wine-tasting event to more than 60 local restaurants providing food samples. It also features a large sampling of select beers, fine wines and top-shelf margaritas. It also has multiple stages with great live music.

Cost is $60 get in. Organizer April Ancira said the money will serve children with disabilities or delays and their families.

"Brighton Center is a school for early childhood intervention for children with disabilities. We go into the homes, they go into schools where they can really help develop the children and the parents … so all the money from Taste of the Northside really goes to funding those programs that really help those children and parents develop and grow," said Ancira.

And the Brighton Center is just one of more than 460 nonprofit agencies that will be part of Big Give SA, the KSAT community event next month. It's a day where you can donate to the nonprofit of your choice. 

The minimum donation is $10 and you can donate beginning at midnight on May 6.

The goal is to raise $1 million for local nonprofits.

Taste of the Northside is at the Club of Sonterra and runs from 5:30 till 10:30 pm. Parking is free.