Santa Clarita, California – Child & Family Center is pleased to invite you to its 27th Annual Taste of the Town on Sunday, May 3 from 1-5pm. It’s easy to understand why Child & Family Center’s Taste of the Town has been voted “Best Charity Event in the SCV” many times by a poll of local residents. Featuring more than 40 of Santa Clarita’s best restaurants, caterers, and wine and beer purveyors, all offering samples of their finest in the beautiful garden setting of Mann Biomedical Park, it’s always an incredibly good time for everyone.
All-inclusive general admission tickets are $75, which entitles guests to a “taste” of unlimited food and drink samples. This year the VIP EXPERIENCE gives reserved seating and sponsor guests an additional exclusive private pre-event reception from 12-1pm. During this hour, guests will be seated at umbrella covered tables, have two bottles of wine at their table, partake in a variety of passed hors d’oeuvres, sample special beer and wine, and view cooking demos by a Le Cordon Bleu instructor. Crowd favorite Mark LeVang and Friends returns to perform live music on stage.
25 Score and Their Merchants are sponsoring the silent auction. In addition there will be an exciting live auction, an opportunity drawing, and our signature Diamond Drop.
“We are thrilled when people say our Taste of the Town just keeps getting better every year. We completely owe its success to the wonderful support of our sponsors and the amazing support of local food and beverage purveyors” said Lois Bauccio, Child & Family Center Foundation’s president and executive director, “The support we receive from our community is fantastic and now needed more than ever before!”
“The Diamond Drop” has become a much-anticipated annual signature of Child & Family Center’s Taste of the Town. Sponsored by Classic Designs Jewelry, owner Apo Yessayan travels to Belgium to personally hand-pick the featured one carat diamond to be given away. To enter the drawing for this year’s shiny gem, guests can purchase a glass of champagne for $25 – and one lucky person will win the coveted prize. Even if you can’t attend, you can still enter to win “The Diamond Drop” and Opportunity Drawing. Contact the Foundation office at 661-255-6847 x3166 to purchase tickets. You need not be present to win.
Performing live on stage, Child & Family Center’s Taste of the Town will welcome back platinum recording artist Mark LeVang and Friends – a talented group of musicians that have wowed the crowd each year for the past several years. Whether it is Rock, Pop, R&B, Latin, Jazz or Funk, this one of a kind band leaves listeners in utter amazement.
Taste of the Town is certainly a fun event – but more importantly it’s a vital annual fundraiser for Child & Family Center. The Center provides mental health and behavioral intervention services for children, teens, adults and their families. Since 1976, the Center has helped thousands of people overcome various issues. Monies raised are needed more than ever before and are instrumental to maintain the services needed by many local children and families.
Each week more than 500 local children and adults receive treatment for depression, anger, anxiety, abuse, thoughts of suicide, and drug and alcohol addictions, among other disorders.
Child & Family Center’s Taste of the Town is Santa Clarita’s favorite event. It offers fun with friends, a date with your spouse, and all the food and drink you desire. Plus you’re helping the people in your community who need it most.
Returning title sponsors are the Bank of Santa Clarita and Whitening Lightning. Joining them are Gerard Cosmetics, Harold & Jacqulyn Petersen, Walt Disney Company, Mann Biomedical Park, Santa Clarita Studios, The Signal Newspaper, KHTS AM 1220, Magazine of Santa Clarita, Elite Magazine, Eve’s Wine 101, Burrtec Waste Industries, Inc., Andy Gump, Classic Designs Jewelry, 25 Score, Thomas Graphics, L.A. Party Rents and Salon 7.
Tickets are available online at: www.tasteofthetown.com. For more information, please contact Laura Kirchhoff in the Child & Family Center Foundation office at 661-255-6847 x3166.
2015 Participants and Sponsors
Angel City Brewery
Castaic Lake Water Agency
Clarice’s Cake & Candy Supplies
Eat Real Café
Henry Mayo Café
Island Pacific Grill
J. Lohr Vineyard & Wines
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Jill’s Cake Creations
Kona Ice of Santa Clarita
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
New Moon Valencia
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Parashars’ Indian Kitchen
Pocock Brewing Company
Rita’s Italian Ice
Salt Creek Grille Catering
Signal Wine Club
Sisley Italian Kitchen
Solita Tacos & Margaritas
The Paseo Club
Valencia Country Club
Whole Foods Market Valencia
Wolf Creek Brewery & Restaurant
Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill
J Lohr Vineyard: 2013 Flume Crossing Sauvignon Blanc, 2013 October Night Chardonnay, 2012 South Ridge Syrah, 2012 Los Osos Merlot, 2012 Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon.
Fetzer Vineyard: Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Pinot’s Palette: Rebel Coast Wines-Reckless Love red blend and Sunday Funday white blend.
Persia: Pomegranate Wine.
Nuggucciet Cellars: The Signal’s Russ Briley makes an outstanding Pinot Noir and Riesling.
The Signal Wine Club: A selection of wines offered in their club.
Rubio’s: Sangria to cool us off.
Mystic Hills Vineyard: Their new “Unforgiven” Cabernet Sauvignon.
Regal Wine Company, Whole Foods and Robinson Ranch will also be pouring wine at TOTTs.
Bank of Santa Clarita
The Walt Disney Company
Harold & Jacqulyn Petersen
Paul A. Hughes Foundation
Animal Specialty Group
Chiquita Canyon Landfill
Julie M. Surgeon CPA
Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co.
Lundgren Management Corp.
Mann Biomedical Park
Santa Clarita Studios
The Signal Newspaper
KHTS AM 1220
Magazine of Santa Clarita
Eve’s Wine 101 (Eve Bushman Consulting)
Burrtec Waste Industries, Inc.
Classic Designs Jewelry
L.A. Party Rents