We are getting prepared for Flavors of West Volusia 2010. This event is awesome. Last year we had fifteen restaurants from the West Volusia area that came out and provided sample menu items to our guests. Everyone ended up stuffed and got to try some great restaurants!! In fact, as I was planning the event I found out about several new restaurants that I did not even know existed and even more that I had not tried. I am so excited because it took one taste and now I am a faithful patron at a few of them. The other great aspect of the event is that it is a fundraiser for a mission trip to Costa Rica.
The team that went to Costa Rica last year helped a group of Nicaraguan refugees and local Costa Rican children. They helped in a local community center by providing meals and activities to children that often do not receive any other meal. They also purchased school supplies and uniforms so that children that have been unable to attend school in the past are now able to do so.
One other area that the group assisted with was at an alcohol and drug rehab center. They did construction projects, rebuilding a roof and building a bathroom. This year the team of people that are going will again assist with the community center providing meals and activities. In addition they will do some construction projects to make the center's structure safer and a better resource for the community.
Flavors of West Volusia is a great opportunity to attend a fun event, sample some amazing restaurants, and support a great cause!
The format will be similar to last year with music, a silent auction, and a relaxing low key environment to sit and enjoy the gardens and good company. Please consider joining us this year!
I will post more information on the participating restaurants soon, in addition to date and time, etc. as well as pictures from last year's event!