And the Dessert Competition Winner Is....
The competition was intense..ly tasty!
CASA's 2017 "A Good Night's Sleep" Dessert Luncheon and 40th Anniversary Celebration, held yesterday, received rave reviews. With the support of amazing speakers, generous event sponsors and caring attendees, CASA was able to raise over $70,000 in profit, all of which will be used to fund programs helping families escaping dangerous homes. Because of the money raised, those families will be able to sleep peacefully each night, knowing that tomorrow will be a better day.
Pictured, left to right: Lissette Campos, Eddie Pearson, Wendy Ryan, Marilyn Polson, Herb Polson and Kelly Conroy.
The nearly 300 people in attendance were clearly inspired by speakers Marilyn and Herbert Polson, who shared their memories of their 40 years in support of CASA; Eddie Pearson, who told the story of how he turned family tragedy into a call to action; and longtime advocates Wendy Ryan, Main News Anchor of ABC Action News, and Lissette Campos, Director of Community Affairs for WFTS - ABC Action News.
Attendees were also in a sugar-filled bliss after eating featured desserts from GateauOChocolat, Island Flavors and Tings, Infused Tea Company, JB’s Sweet Addictions, Kilwins St. Pete, LocalShops1, Pipo’s, the Original Cuban Cafe, The Pie Factory and Urban Creamery. They all provdied mouth-watering treats, and the votes cast by the event's attendees proved each of them to have brought their "A" game.
In a close vote, the winner of the 2017 CASA Dessert Competition was.....
.... Urban Creamery!
“A LA MODE” SPONSOR
Phoenix Venture Philanthropy Foundation
“ICING ON THE CAKE" SPONSOR
"SWEET DREAMS" SPONSOR
Biltmore Construction Company
Commissioner Janet C. Long
Gregory, Sharer and Stuart, CPAs
Suzanne Horn & Kathy Scott
Nick McDevitt & Maxey Law Office, PLLC
Pet Pal Animal Shelter
Premo Advisors, PLLC
Sabal Trust Company
Tampa Bay Rays
Tech Data Corporation
The Bank of Tampa
The White Family Foundation
Ultimate Medical Academy
Wood, Gross & Wood, P.A.
SPECIAL THANKS TO
AUCTION ITEM SPONSORS
Isla del Sol Golf Shop
Law Offices of James R. Kennedy, Jr.
Museum of Fine Arts
Jim Parziale, Dimensional Living LLC
The Oyster Shucker
Julie & Steve Weintraub, Gold and Diamond Source