Monday, April 30, 2012

Taste of Arcadia set for Sept. 17

The date of Sept. 17 has been set for this year’s Taste of Arcadia, hosted by the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, and plans are well underway for the City’s signature event that Monday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tickets have already begun to sell at the early-bird price of $40 ($50 this summer; $60 at the gate), and food and wine vendors are already booking spaces.

The “Taste of Arcadia” event benefits the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia, CA, which graciously provides such a beautiful backdrop for an evening of fun. Great food, wine and beer, great music by Lounge-O-Rama, entertainment treats include a strolling magician, Arcadia High School’s infamous Drum Line, and, of course, the sizzling Brazilian Dancers.

This year, even more community non-profit organizations will have a chance to use this event as a mini-fundraiser. Groups can qualify to earn $5 per ticket sold for their organization, which will be donated back to their non-profit organization.

Lounge-O-Rama is an eight-piece band of JPL and local NASA employees that plays everything from Swing and Big Band standards to classic pop rock favorites.

“Taste of Arcadia” would not be possible without the dozens of dedicated volunteers and our sponsors. Already lined up as sponsors this year are Silver Sponsor Methodist Hospital of Southern California; Souvenir Bag sponsors Weaver & Associates and Sylvia Ramos of Coldwell Banker George Realty; and Brazilian Dancers sponsor Valley Vista Services. Additional fabulous Sponsor Packages are available that will give you a lot of bang for your buck…so make sure you check it out. What a wonderful way to celebrate, advertise and give back to your community.

It takes many volunteers to produce this event. Chamber President-Elect Arlynn Robinson of Century 21 Earll (pictured bottom left) is Chairperson of this year’s Taste of Arcadia Committee. Others on the committee include: (L-r starting with bottom row: Arlynn Robinson, Joanne Schwarzer, Doneva Garcia, Sylvia Ramos, Joan Francone, Mary Dougherty; Amy Armendariz, Donna Cenicola, Jose Luis Correa, Scott Hettrick, Linda Payne, Kevin Zimmerman, Bob Kenz, David Flood, Bruce McCallum, Bill Geist, Mark Ramos)

To get more information and purchase tickets and sponsor packages, call the Chamber of Commerce Arcadia at (626) 447-2159 or go to

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