Joel Momberg
All Children's Hospital
Sandy Lee
813.505.4947 cell

News Release


(May 23, 2005) St. Petersburg, FL – It's about the FOOD, It's about the TUNES, It's about the KIDS. It's A Taste of Pinellas presented by All Children's Hospital in partnership with Ruth Eckerd Hall. All Children's Hospital is proud to announce Kash n' Karry and Angus Pride as the title sponsors of the 2005 Taste.

This year, A Taste of Pinellas celebrates its 19th appearance on the downtown waterfront. Vinoy Park, adjacent to the Vinoy Hotel in downtown St. Petersburg, offers a large, picturesque venue for more than 50 participating restaurants to spread out during the three-day event. Admission to the park is FREE.

Friday, June 3....... 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Saturday, June 4....12:00 noon - 10:00PM

Sunday, June 5......12:00 noon - 7:00PM

Each participating restaurant will prepare and sell tastes of their most popular dishes. Diners can purchase sheets of tickets for tastes of their favorites. Tickets can also be used to participate in the many other kids' interactive games and activities.

Since the first Taste event was staged 18 years ago, over $2,000,000.00 has been raised to benefit All Children's Hospital. Sponsors of the 2005 event include:

Kash n' Karry, Angus Pride, City of St. Petersburg, Budweiser, The Tampa Tribune, Wachovia, WFLA TV News Channel 8, ValPak of Tampa Bay, Tide, BMW, Disney Visa Card, Knology, and Haagen Das, and the Cox Broadcasting Group.

This fundraiser is staged in conjunction with the All Children's Hospital Telethon, broadcast live on WFLA-TV News Channel 8. On-air personalities will be on hand during Sunday's festivities with live, in-person updates on the action.

While parents graze the food booths throughout the weekend, youngsters will find plenty of activities in the Kids' Area. Activities include a giant 30-foot water slide, rock wall, bounce houses, and the Tide Speed Kick. McDonald's, Ronald McDonald will be strolling around throughout area.

Other attractions during the weekend will include a FIREWORKS display on Saturday night, ice carving demonstrations, the Angus Pride Cooking Stage featuring celebrity chefs, and a complete lineup of musical entertainment scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Taste offers FREE national headline music each night on the music stage. On Friday, June 3, the stage features K.C. & the Sunshine Band; on Saturday, June 4, Survivor and .38 Special headline the stage followed by a spectacular fireworks show; on Sunday, June 5, Eddie Money rocks the park.

There will be a FREE shuttle service available at the following pick-up/drop-off locations at Bayshore Drive & 5th Ave. South; 4th Ave. South & 1st Street; 2nd Ave South & 1st Street; 1st Ave. North & 1st Street; and 3rd Ave. North & 1st Street. The Shuttle will run approximately every 20 minutes from 4:30pm-11pm on Friday, June 3rd ; 11:30am-11pm on Saturday, June 4th ; and from 11:30am-8pm on Sunday, June 5th . There will be some shuttle buses available to accommodate physically challenged individuals.

Kash n' Karry and Angus Pride present the 2005 A Taste of Pinellas with FREE admission.

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