Party in the Park Hosted by Voices For Children and Little Greek Restaurant
General Event Information
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: September 24, 2012
Contact: Laurie Winkles
Voices for Children of Tampa Bay & Little Greek Restaurant Host
“Party in the Park”
Tampa, FL…..Voices for Children of Tampa Bay and Little Greek Restaurant announced they are throwing a party! “Party in the Park” is a family friendly event that will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 3-9 PM in Curtis Hixon Park, Downtown Tampa. The event will offer food, fun, music and entertainment, with no admission charge. “Party in the Park” will benefit the abused, abandoned and neglected children of Hillsborough County. Everyone is invited to attend! The party hopes to create awareness, raise funds and recruit volunteers.
“We wanted to do something different that would include our entire community and be fun for all ages. We wanted to create a fundraising event that would last longer and provide a diverse
range of entertainment, food and fun. We felt a festive “Party in the Park” would be just perfect!” according to Betsy Smith, Executive Director of Voices for Children.
Little Greek Restaurant, President and majority partner Nick Vojnovic, explained their interest in supporting this event. “We are members of this community and are expanding. We want to lend our assistance where we can and believe the mission of Voices for Children is positive and needs to be supported.” More details about the Party can be found at: www.curtishixonparty.com.
Ian Beckles, former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and co-host on the Ron and Ian Show, is the MC for the party. Highlighting the day will be live music from the: Vodkanauts, The Hip Abduction and FUNKN 8. Gymboree will also be part of the fun by providing all kinds of activities for kids! “Party in the Park” has been made possible due to the generous support of Little Greek Restaurant and sponsors such as: Pepin Family Foundation; Casper’s Company McDonald’s; Reeves Imports Motor Cars; K-Force; Smith & Associates; Amscot; Children Across Borders; C1 Bank; The Ratava Group; Bank of America; Pender Newkirk CPAs; Blue Grace Logistics; Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing PA; Publix Supermarket Charities; Cooper, Johnson, Smith Architects; Geico; Stanton Cronin Law Group; McIntyre Panzarella Thanasides; Transamerica; OFFSITE Technology Solutions; BMO Harris Bank; Ken Walter’s Annual Roosevelt Rowing Regatta; Rooms To Go and Swope Rodante.
Voices for Children is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide volunteer Guardian ad Litems the financial means necessary to serve the abused, abandoned and neglected children in our community. Betsy Smith is the Executive Director and may be reached at: 813-275-9300 or www.vfcgal.org. VFC is located at: 700 East Twiggs Street, Suite 750, Tampa, FL 33602.
Little Greek is a restaurant franchise headquartered in Tampa, Florida with 10 locations; two in Texas and eight in Tampa Bay. Partners, Sigrid Bratic, Founder and Nick Vojnovic, President and majority partner of Little Greek Franchise Development, LLC, project 12 locations by the end of the year, with eight openings in 2013. Visit MyLittleGreek.com for more information.
No admission charge for the family event featuring live music, food, beverages and activities for kids. DJ and Ian Beckles, radio host and former Tampa Bay Buccaneer will MC. Bands performing are: The Hip Abduction, FUNKN8 and Vodkanauts.