Our client, The Alliance for Safe Kids, is hosting its fifth annual “Taste of Yorktown” event at the Grange Fairgrounds, 99 Moseman Road in Yorktown Heights, New York, on Saturday, Oct. 2.

The event runs from noon to 6 p.m., and this year’s theme is a Community BBQ Cook-Off. The event will feature a Community Service Fair along with a DJ, local musicians, dancing, inflatable bouncers, face painting and a variety of characters for kids.

Admission is $5 and includes a BBQ tasting from all contestants as well as a ballot to vote for the People’s Choice Award. Additional food and dessert items can also be purchased on site. Anyone who lives or works in the greater Yorktown area is invited to participate in the cook-off – especially all organizations, restaurants, clubs, and neighborhood groups.

Applications and additional details are available at www.AllianceForSafeKids.org.

Trophies will be awarded for Best Team Barbeque, Best Restaurant Barbeque and People’s Choice. Judges for the Best Team and Best Restaurant will include WHUD DJ Tom Furci, Town Clerk Alice Roker, SOAC President Steve Rosen, YAC President Rich Campanaro, and Town Justice Ilan Gilbert.

The event will bring the Yorktown community together to taste delicious barbeque while raising awareness of the tremendous community service provided by many of our local civic groups, clubs and organizations. Attendees will be able to find out how they can get involved and become part of our community’s safety net for kids.

The Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) is a Yorktown-based nonprofit organization. Founded in 2002, and incorporated in 2006, our focus is on providing a safety net for Yorktown kids and families. The Alliance includes parents, teens, teachers, social workers, health care professionals, business people, law enforcement, elected officials, media, faith community representatives, and members of civic organizations: in other words, our members come from all areas of the community. Together, we share information and create programs focused on reducing issues that are damaging to kids: underage drinking, substance abuse, bullying, unsafe Internet activities, distracted driving, teen suicide, gang involvement, gambling, and other destructive behaviors. By joining forces, we strive to keep our kids – and our families – safe.