Thursday, February 16, 2012
Third annual event benefited the Oak Creek-Franklin Foundation for Education.
Local restaurants, silent auction items, cupcake wars and a student-created soda highlighted the third-annual Taste of Oak Creek Thursday. The event at the Oak Creek Community Center benefited the Oak Creek-Franklin Foundation for Education, which raised money for high school scholarships. Oak Creek restaurants such as El Fogon, Bootz Saloon and di Carlo were among the vendors serving food. And the Oak Creek High School-created cherry-vanilla soda was going fast, said teachers Michael Burden and Jim Buss, who helped lead the students' creation. The Taste of Oak Creek served as the launch party of "Knightro Fusion," a soda made by chemistry and marketing students.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Knightro Fusion will debut at the Taste of Oak Creek.
A project that spanned two school years will have its official launch party Thursday. A brand-new, cherry-flavored soda called "Knightro Fusion" will debut at the Taste of Oak Creek, set for 5 to 9 p.m. at the Oak Creek Community Center. The soda is the work of students in Jim Buss's advanced placement chemistry class, and students of marketing teacher Michael Burden. Working with Oak Creek-based Black Bear Soda Company, the AP chem students spent six weeks mixing ingredients, conducting taste tests and adjusting the formula. When it was done, they passed it onto Burden's class, which conducted a naming contest, created a bottle label and formulated a marketing plan. The entire school voted on the soda's name. "Knightro" is the name of …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Event will help fund high school scholarships.
The annual Taste of Oak Creek will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Oak Creek Community Center. The Oak Creek-Franklin Foundation for Education event features many area chefs and local restaurants. This year, attendees can taste the new "Knightro Fusion," a cherry vanilla soda made by Oak Creek High School students. Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance. They can be purchased at the community center or the district office. The money raised goes toward OCHS scholarships.