Downtown Waxahachie restaurants raised $1,750 for Waxahachie CARE during the Waxahachie Downtown Dine Around.

“Eat local to feed locals” was the events unofficial slogan as restaurants and diners joined together to support locals and Waxahachie CARE.

The proceeds from this event will provide Waxahachie CARE with 5,250 meals for area locals.

The Waxahachie Downtown Merchants Association restaurants surpassed our goal by 75 percent at this inaugural event.

Downtown Dine Around Cards purchasers were rewarded with specials and discounts at participating restaurants for the month of February.

Participating restaurants included Big Al’s Down the Hatch, Bistro 115, College Street Pub, Cork & Keg, Doves Nest, El Mexicano Grill, Farm Luck, Fresh Market Coffee, Panza’s, Pop’s Burger Stand, Rice Box Express, Straight From Philly, and The Vault Smokehouse.

Cardholders that visited all 13 stops were eligible for a drawing for two VIP tickets to the Waxahachie Film and Music Festival. John Hamilton was the winners of the free passes.

Participating restaurants had a friendly competition to see who could sell the most cards during the event. College Street Pub won, selling 39 cards.