*Note: Miss Ink proudly volunteered public relations services for the 2011 Taste of Pinecrest.
Over 6,000 people attended the event, which raised approximately $30,000 for the five public schools in Pinecrest bringing the total raised from the event since 2003 to an impressive $250,000.
This year’s event included 15 Pinecrest-area restaurants—including EVOS, The Butcher Shop, Cold Stone Creamery, Sergio’s, Crepe Maker, Roasters’ n Toasters, and Clarabelle’s Cupcakes—each offering attendees a taste of signature items from their menus.
The event also featured booths from more than 25 local businesses; performances by local school groups; rides for kids; a children’s activity area sponsored by the Miami Dolphins Special Teams and Arts for Learning; as well as a raffle for prizes ranging from jewelry to vacation packages.
Photos from the event can be seen on the following pages in this issue. For more information on Pinecrest Business Association, visit pinecrestbusiness.com. Additional information about Panter, Panter & Sampedro is available at panterlaw.com.
About Ninth Annual Taste of Pinecrest
Sponsored by the Pinecrest Business Association, Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., Pinecrest-area restaurants, and businesses, the Ninth Annual Taste of Pinecrest was held at Pinecrest Gardens (11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, Florida) on Sunday, March 6, 2011. The event featured Pinecrest-area restaurants, entertainment for the children, a judged art show, performances by local school groups and a business showcase. All proceeds from the Taste of Pinecrest will be donated to the five Pinecrest public schools (Pinecrest Elementary, Palmetto Elementary, Howard Drive Elementary, Palmetto Middle, and Miami Palmetto Senior High). For additional information on the event visit, http://www.pinecrestbusiness.com/taste_of_pinecrest.asp.
Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A. is the title sponsor of the 2011 Taste of Pinecrest. Additional sponsors include Jackson Health System, Commissioner Gimenez, Shutts and Bowen, Baptist Health, CitiBank, Costco, Gulliver Schools, Community Newspapers, Bill Ussery Motor Companies, and Intellaclaim Public Adjusters.
Participating restaurants included The Butcher Shop, Cold Stone Creamery, Sir Pizza, EVOS, Sergio’s, Mr. Smooth & The Wrap Guy, Clarabelle’s Cupcakes, Crepe Maker, and Smoke & Spice Catering.
About Panter, Panter & Sampedro
Panter, Panter & Sampedro has been serving the South Florida community for more than 20 years. Brett Panter and Mitchell Panter formed Panter, Panter & Sampedro to provide quality legal service in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, premises liability and many other types of law, which enable the firm to represent people injured due to the negligence of others. For more information on the firm, visit panterlaw.com or call (305) 662-6178.
About Pinecrest Business Association
Founded in February 2000, The Pinecrest Business Association is a volunteer organization involving all of the Village of Pinecrest and surrounding areas and its more than 600 businesses. Our membership consists of more than 150 local businesses within and around the Village of Pinecrest. The Pinecrest Business Association has raised more than $225,000 for our local schools through the Taste of Pinecrest event. Additionally, we provide an annual scholarship award to a local student for college, we volunteer for Career Day at our schools, and we sponsor charitable events and participate in community events to better our community and establish goodwill and recognition for our members. For more information on the Pinecrest Business Association visit, pinecrestbusiness.com.