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MYP holds taco giveaway drive-thru to reconnect
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After taking a break due to COVID-19, the McMinnville Young Professionals are once again holding activities. Group president Dan Sellers, center, and immediate past president Ross Garrison hand prospective member Rayah Kirby a bag of tacos and other items during a recent drive-thru event.

A great way to generate excitement is with tacos.

After months of dormancy due to COVID-19, the McMinnville Young Professionals have sprung back into action, holding a drive-thru taco giveaway last week.

The event was held outdoors behind the Chamber of Commerce as a way to socialize, attract new members, and most of all give away free tacos.

“Before COVID, we would have monthly socials where we would get together and network,” said Sarah Cantrell, interim president of the Chamber and a member of McMinnville Young Professionals. “But COVID took our monthly gatherings away from us for many months. We’ve decided it’s time to get active again. We need to rebuild engagement within our group.”

Anyone ages 22 to 40 is eligible to enter McMinnville Young Professionals. Cantrell said the group had about 40 active members before COVID halted activities.

Handing out free tacos and drinks was a popular way to jump back into the groove for the Young Professionals. About a dozen members were on hand to distribute the tacos while wearing masks and maintaining a safe social distance.

“It really picked up around 6 p.m.,” said Cantrell. “People decided it was a great chance to pick up dinner on the way home. We had given everything away by around 7:15 p.m.”

For more information about McMinnville Young Professionals, call the Chamber at 473-6611.