The United Way of Umatilla & Morrow Counties has teamed up with 10 area restaurants and food trucks for the Tastiest Taco contest and fundraiser. Beginning April 12 through Cinco de Mayo, pParticipants can sample tacos and vote on their favorite.

To participate, people need to buy a $10 stamp book. The booklet provides one free featured taco(including vegetarian options) at each of the 10 local vendors in Umatilla and Morrow countiesone delicious taco at a time between April 12 and May 5 — including six locations in Hermiston and one each in Irrigon, Pendleton, Stanfield and Umatilla. Also, Tastiest Taco T-shirts are available for $15.When visiting the vendors, bring your booklet to get it stamped.And, for added fun, post a photo to social media with #tastiesttaco2019. After sampling all the tacos, go to the United Way website to vote. The winning vendor will receive a plaque.

Pick up Tastiest Taco stamp books via, Banner Bank, 125 S.E. Court Ave., Pendleton, or Columbia Bank branches in Pendleton(2101 S.W. Court Place) and Hermiston(1033 S. Highway 395) or the United Way office, 125 S.E. Court Ave., Suite B, Pendleton. For information, contact Beth Harrington at the United Way at 541-276-2661 or

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