Square Toast for Scholarships

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Square ToastDowntown becomes one big restaurant for tasting tonight.

Tonight, November 1, from 5 to 9 p.m., the fifth annual Square Toast for Scholarships provides Oxonians with a great taste of wine and food. The walking wine- and food-tasting event is spread across the restaurants and businesses on the Oxford Square. Event goers check in at the courthouse to receive their wine glasses and a map to participating vendors.

In the winter of 2008, three students and two faculty members within the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management set out to organize a fundraising event to benefit their own students, peers, and friends. Square Toast for Scholarships was born. The event is produced by the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management at the School of Applied Sciences of the University of Mississippi.

The 2011 event was marked by many firsts: first time the event was incorporated into a larger class from within the department (31 students); first time to gross over $20,000 for the event; first time to have over 80 items in our silent auction; and the first time to incorporate a live auction into the event. More than 280 patrons showed support for the event and ventured into 29 different venues on the Historic Oxford Square.

Square Toast for Scholarships has officially grossed more than $57,000 to go towards the scholarship fund.

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2012 Participating Venues and Restaurants

  1. 208
  2. A Look Ahead Eyewear with My Michelle’s
  3. AC’s Bed & Bath Co. with Panini home of Oxford Catering
  4. Belles and Beaus
  5. The Brooks Collection with Woodson Ridge Farms
  6. Cat Daddy’s
  7. Cicada for Him
  8. Holli’s Sweet Tooth with Sugaree’s Bakery
  9. Indigo’s
  10. Irie on the Square
  11. Knit1Oxford
  12. Lacey Lauren’s & The Blue Lark with Petra Cafe
  13. The Lily Pad with Taylor Grocery Special Events Catering
  14. LuLu’s with Party Waitin’ to Happen
  15. Material Girls
  16. McEwen’s Oxford
  17. Miss Monogram with Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
  18. My Favorite Shoes Too with Old Country Store
  19. Nella with Bin 612
  20. Old Venice Pizza Co.
  21. Olive Juice Gifts with Banquets at the Inn
  22. Pink and Proper
  23. Private Gallery with Emileigh’s
  24. Proud Larry’s
  25. Rib Cage Oxford
  26. Something Southern with Lenoir Dining
  27. Soulshine Pizza Factory
  28. South Depot Taco Shop
  29. Two Stick
  30. Warehouse 605 with LBs. Meat Market
  31. YaYa’s Frozen Yogurt with Olivia’s Food Emporium

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