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Having fun raising funds for Ann Storck Center

Over 20 restaurants in the Broward area delighted patrons of the Ann Storck fundraiser this weekend with their culinary creations. On Friday, Sept. 25, well over 500 people showed up at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s grand ballroom to help generate an expected $400,ooo for the Ann Storck Center. The Center has provided services for over 50 years to adults and children with severe and multiple disabilities to help them have a better quality of life.

Roz Perlmutter, chair of the 16th Annual Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction and a mother of a child who has been in the program, said there was no way she couldn’t be involved.

“How can you not–when you read their mission and what it takes to keep it going, you can’t walk away unscathed,” said Perlmutter.

In addition to some of the best food in Broward, attendees, who paid $175 a ticket (funds go to the center), also spent the evening bidding on hundreds of silent auction items as well as a live auction to sponsor a child. They were also treated to a special show by Cirque Dreams, a Pompano Beach performance team that travels the world with their dancing ability.

DSC_9069 A member of Ion Events performs.
DSC_9066 One of the many auction prizes
DSC_9065 Daniella Bitshman, Jim McGuire, executive director of Ann Storck and Nicole Wheeler
DSC_9055 An Ann Storck display
DSC_9054 Deanna Woodard and Tracy Bankersingh welcomed guests.
DSC_9048 Michael Wagner with Lola's on Harrison in Hollywood give out samples of coca cola pork.
DSC_9043 Table display
DSC_9037 Derroll with Capital Grille serves seafood balls.
DSC_9035 Shannon Kling and Carlos Fernandez with a neighborhood favorite - Hi-Life Cafe.
DSC_9033 Jim and Kim Nissen, with Specialty Bakers shared their delicious, and kosher, desserts.
DSC_9031 Adam Schorr of 3030 Ocean dishes out heirloom cauliflower and pear soup with crab salad that was good enough for seconds.
DSC_9025 Chef Chris Nealon of Aruba at Commercial Pier serves up a goat cheese crusted lamb with wild mushroom polenta and an asparagus strawberry salad with pecans and feta.
DSC_9022 Local musicians played on stage during the event.
DSC_9020 Paul and Sondra Vladem enjoying the food.
DSC_9017 Chef Allen, right, with Andy Jean of Chef Allen's in Aventura
DSC_9016 Barbequed shrimp from Brooks Restaurant
DSC_9014 Roz Perlmutter, event chair, and Doris Sipos, board member at Ann Storck
DSC_9011 Rita and Rick Case
DSC_9009 Jack and Jenny Lokeinsky with Marge and Max Osceola
DSC_9008 Larry and Helene Karel with Mark Young
DSC_9006 Lena Bjork Bjarnadottir, Nicole Wheeler and Susan Renneisen
DSC_9004 A member of cirque Dreams welcomes guests.

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Sep 27 2009. Filed under Broward County, Culture, Hollywood, Local news, Non-profit organizations, Seminole Casinos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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