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Taste of the Valley looking for help after United Way ends partnership


Eau Claire (WQOW) - An annual fundraiser held in Eau Claire is in need of a new organization to help it continue running.

Taste of the Valley is held each year in downtown Eau Claire's Phoenix Park. The United Way recently announced it would no longer partner with the Eau Claire Press Co. to put on the event. The non-profit group says the time they spent organizing the event could be better used.

"We have a responsibility to our donors to make sure that we're doing the optimum in investing back to the community, and utilizing the hours that we spend. In this case, it didn't merit the hundreds of hours of management," said James Peters, Director of Marketing for United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley.

The Taste of the Valley began back in 2007 under the name Taste of Eau Claire. This year's event raised over $7,000.

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