Alpha Beta ESA Plans 27th Annual Taster’s Luncheon

Monday, August 25, 2014

Alpha Beta ESA’s 27th annual Taster’s Luncheon to benefit the Walter E. Boehm Birth Defect Center takes place on Saturday, Sept. 20, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 7111 Lee Highway.

Organizers said, "This event not only provides delicious hors d’oeuvres, salads and desserts, but includes a fabulous fashion show with clothing by CATO, a $100 cash drawing, a Chinese auction (tickets 20 for $5) as well as a bidding auction."

Doors open at 10 a.m. The luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. After all are seated, the fashion show begins.

Only those attendees who have bought their ticket in advance and have it in hand at the door are eligible to win the $100 cash drawing – one winner will be drawn at the event. Chinese Auction items are valued between $25-$50 each.

Sponsors of the event this year include: CATO, Kohl’s Cares for Kids, Costco, Jason’s Deli, Fresh Market, Golden Corral, Dodge City, Abuelo’s, Bi-Lo, The Bread Basket, Southern Lighting, Earthfare, Hamilton Liquors, P.F. Chang; Bed, Bath & Beyond; Reflections Gallery, and Macaroni Grill.

The show, emceed by local celebrity Jed Mescon, will be captioned for attendees with hearing loss. Kohl’s Cares for Kids provide assistance at the event. Tickets are $15 for the luncheon/fashion show. Call 266-5215 or 778-2222.

For more information about or to become involved with ESA, please call 423-400-9741 or see the ESA website at www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org.



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