The Corridor Paper

Taste of the Town scheduled for Nov. 6

The Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc. will hold its 34th Annual Taste of the Town on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at JetBlue Park, located at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers.
The Junior League’s Taste of the Town is Southwest Florida’s original “taste” event and one of the largest outdoor food and entertainment festivals.
Funds from this one-day event benefit the JLFM, whose volunteer mission provides thousands of dollars annually in volunteer services and donations to programs supporting women and children in Southwest Florida. Past funds have supported the Junior League’s national program Kids in the Kitchen to help fight childhood obesity, life-skills training with at-risk girls, programs to support early-learning and childhood literacy, as well as work throughout the community in partnership with many local nonprofit organizations through the League’s Helping Hands program.
Restaurants that have already committed for the 2016 event include Connor’s Steak & Seafood, Fathoms Restaurant & Bar, Kona Ice, Love Boat Ice Cream, Matanzas on the Bay, Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant, PDQ, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Tijuana Flats and The Melting Pot.
Interested restaurants and vendors may reserve a spot at this year’s event by calling 239-277-1197 or emailing totrestaurants@jlfm.org. Space is limited to 50 restaurants, and the deadline to reserve is Sept. 30.
A member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., the Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization made up of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. It is also a granting organization, providing mini-grants to organizations through out Southwest Florida’s five-county area to programs that create better life outcomes for our area’s youth. JLFM memberships are open to all women aged 21 and older of all races, religions and national origin who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.
For more information about the annual Taste of the Town, call 239-277-1197 or email tasteofthetown@jlfm.org. For ongoing updates on Taste of the Town, visit www.jlfmtaste.com or www.facebook.com/jlfmtaste.

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