Fairmont's Poky Dot took the People's Choice award for its cheesecake in the first annual "Taste of Fairmont" held at Fairmont State University as part of freshman orientation activities.
More than 15 area restaurants and businesses participated in the event in an effort to familiarize new students with Fairmont State and with Fairmont. The restaurants supplied samples of food for about 300 students attending the event. Each student received a map showing the locations of the restaurants. WesBanco, Huntington Banks and BB&T were on hand for students interested in opening accounts. Prickett's Fort State Park, Hope Inc. and Big Brothers/Big Sisters also participated. Participating restaurants were Country Club Bakery, McAteer's, Colasessano's, Poky Dot, River City Grill, Westchester Village, Papa John's Domino's, Aladdin Food Management Services, the Pierpont Community & Technical College of FSU Culinary Arts program and the Fairmont State Bookstore.
"This activity was so much fun to put in place, and the businesses all went out of their way to provide exceptional food and services to us. We can't thank them enough," said Kat Stevens, Student Services Counselor.