Every year the Home Loan Taste of the Grand Valley gets bigger and bigger every year. The event is the largest fund-raising effort put forth by the United Way of Mesa County, and there's a lot of work involved when it comes to putting on an event this size.
The aroma of hot food fills the air at Two Rivers Convention Center as exhibitors rush to put the final touches on their booths and their dishes; and it's no easy task. It takes months of planning and dozens of volunteers to put on the annual event, but in the end all the hard work pays off.
For exhibitors there's nothing like a little friendly competition to get things cookin' in these make shift kitchens. But many would agree, perhaps the best thing about this event isn't the food or the presentation; but the fact that all proceeds go to benefit the United Way of Mesa County.