By Jeff Daley – email
HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - Monday night's "Passion of the Palette" at the Lake Terrace Convention Center turned out to be a big success.
The event is put on each year by students from the Department of Casino, Hotel, and Tourism Management at Southern Miss.
The popular tasting, dinner, and silent auction is a fund raiser that helps students in that major with scholarships and professional development opportunities. More importantly, it gives them practical hands-on experience in putting on an event of this nature.
The goal for the event was to raise $10,000, which was exceeded by nearly $1000.