Taste of Lighthouse Point 2013 planning is starting!!
The 9th Annual Taste of Lighthouse Point will be here before you know it and planning has already begun for the January 22, 2013 event. We are looking for volunteers to get involved and help us coordinate this year’s event. This is a great networking opportunity and a chance to work with fellow chamber members on our annual signature event. Last year over 450 people attended and 28 local restaurants participated. If you would like to be involved on the Taste event committee or the auction committee, please email email@example.com or call Mike McLain at (954) 946-6610.
If you are interested in sponsoring the Taste, please contact Charlie Davis, Beacon Light Jewelers, 954-942-9318 or Rene Turner Mahfood, Backus Turner International (The Light Magazine) at 954-727-9977 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are already looking for commitments for auction items big and small, so please let us know if you can donate to the auction. It’s great exposure to the local community and goes back into promoting the chamber to the local community. Please contact Kimberly Bean, Kim's Critters, at 561-542-9617 or 954-785-0355 or via email at email@example.com.
Our last event was a smashing success thanks to event chairs Cynthia Tenberg and Lizann Brown and the Taste committee. We raised plenty of money for charity and business development and look forward to an amazing year with our members! Thank you to everyone who made the 8th annual Taste an amazing success!!
View pictures by Nicole Goldstein here: http://lhpchamber.com/gallery.php?cid=41
Thank you to Observer Newspaper for the video below and thank you to the other media who came out and covered this great event - Lighthouse Point Magazine (http://lhpmag.com/taste-around-lighthouse-point) and The Light Magazine.
Information from Past Events below
During the 2011 Taste of Lighthouse Point, the Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club was filled to the brim with people enjoying the almost 30 restaurants that participated. Check here to find photos from the Taste 2011: http://lhpchamber.com/gallery.php?cid=28. Over $33,000 was raised from this event for the community and for business development at the chamber.
At the March 2011 meeting at Liberty Tax, $1500 was donated to the City of Lighthouse Point Recreation department for a portable basketball scoreboard as well as $2500 for the Shade in the Park project led by the Lighthouse Point MOMS Club. Pictured right, John Trudel, Parks/Recreation Director for the city accepts the funds from Lucille Pinataro, chamber president.
A check was also presented to chamber member Mary Griffin for $3200 to go towards continuing to rebuild Rachel’s Village in Haiti. The funds will go to Food for the Poor and help with the initiatives to rebuild after last year’s earthquake.These funds are earmarked towards a small school for the village.
Norcrest Elementary also received $2500 for adopt a classroom programs. In addition, the library received funding for language programs and the Lighthouse Point Fire Department received funds towards a new emergency vehicle that station was working on purchasing. Additional funds went towards cards via Kind Acts Performed.
Thank you to everyone that continues to support this event! We live here, we support our local businesses and we continue to give back to our community – please join us. www.lhpchamber.com.