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The Guardian ad Litem Foundation: 20th Judicial Circuit hosts Southwest Florida’s Most Exciting Event: Viva La Derby!paradise : Mon, April 13, 2015 5:21 pm : Business Spotlight, Daily Update, Home, Uncategorized
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Fort Myers City Pier, 1300 Hendry Street, on the Water.
Join the Guardian ad Litem foundation for the most memorable Kentucky Derby Party in Southwest Florida. Come and share the splendor of the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby with live entertainment, contests and a great night of Las Vegas-style gaming.
Watch the last race of the Kentucky Derby on a large screen at 6:21 p.m. Guests will have a chance to predict the winner and win a chance to split one-half the race pot with the charity. The evening will include guessing the winner of six additional horse races as well as playing blackjack, slots and poker—all for GREAT Prize opportunities.
A Derby Hat contest, tasty food, drink and a Dixieland band will round out the evening…and there is a rumor that Elvis will be in the building!
This great fundraiser will benefit Guardian ad Litem Program of the 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida—Lee, Glades, Hendry, Charlotte and Collier Counties. The program recruits and trains volunteer child advocates who are paired with an attorney and an advocacy coordinator for the purpose of representing abused, neglected and abandoned children in court, school, the child welfare system and the community.
General admission tickets and ticket packages in which patrons are given the opportunity to name a horse are available for purchase online at www.voicesforkids.org/viva-la-derby. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Terry Brennen, Development Director, Terry@galfoundation20.org.
As a United Way partner, the Foundation’s goal is to raise funds necessary to ensure every child in the dependency system has a qualified volunteer advocate and all volunteers are trained and certified.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or would like more information regarding our organization, please contact The Guardian ad Litem Foundation Fort Myers office by phoning (239) 533-1435, via email at program@GALFoundation20.org or visit our website www.voicesforkids.org .
FORT MYERS BEACH, FLORIDA, March 20, 2015—The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce would like to announce that the 20th Annual Taste of the Beach will be held Sunday May, 3, 2015. The popular food festival held on Fort Myers Beach will include approximately 20 restaurants plus a live on-stage concert featuring Jo List and Friends.
Local restaurants will serve up samples of their best signature dishes available for purchase. They will also be competing for the top Taste of the Beach Award honors in several categories including; Best Appetizer, Best Dessert, Best Beef or Veal Dish, Best Chicken Dish, Best Seafood Dish, Best Non-Meat, Best Decorated Booth, and People’s Choice. The Festival gates will open at 11:00 a.m. and food will be served up until it runs out or until 5:00 pm. Tickets will be available on-site. Admission is $5 for adults and children over 12. All children under 12 years will be free. Food tickets are $1.00 each, with the average plate costing around $5.
There are many restaurants participating in this event, all of which are members of the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.
There is an expected 3,500+ to attend this event this year. There will be a panel of celebrity judges to do the honors of judging. Winners will be announced from the stage at 4:00 pm.