Florence is set to host its first ever Sweet Tea Challenge on Saturday, July 26 as an official event in the W. C. Handy Music Festival. The Sweet Tea Challenge is being sponsored by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism, Region Bank, and Y’all magazine. The “taste off” to judge the best sweet tea will be held at Regions bank across from the city’s Wilson Park. The bank building itself is a replica of the historic Forks of Cypress plantation, providing a great southern backdrop for the event. While the sweet tea is being judged there will be several games and activities taking place. Individuals, restaurants or groups interested in entering the Sweet Tea Challenge can go to the Florence/Lauderdale tourism website at www.visitflorenceal.com and download an application.