Seven Days: Fundraising Dinner at the Great Northern Raises $14,000 for New Talent Skatepark

On Sunday evening at the Great Northern, cooking talent from around Vermont gathered in one Burlington restaurant kitchen to make a finger-food feast for the city’s skateboarding talent. Dubbed “Talent for Talent: Grazing Dinner,” the event was a fundraiser for the new Talent Skatepark. Skateboarders, it’s been confirmed, are fans of finger food.

Earlier that day, skaters at Andy A-Dog Williams Skatepark on the Burlington waterfront said they like to eat pizza and chicken wings. And Pringles.

“Skaters will appreciate any food,” University of Vermont student Tyler Varacchi said, before bicycling away in the rain.