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The Gooden School Sponsors "A Taste of Sierra Madre"
The Gooden School was a proud sponsor of “A Taste of Sierra Madre” on September 11, 2010 in Kersting Court in Sierra Madre. Many guests sampled the food, fun, fine arts and music that make Sierra Madre so special… including a performance from our own Gooden School musicians!
Fundraising recipients of this event were both local and far reaching: expanded Youth Arts Programs offered through the Sierra Madre Youth Activity Center and cleft palate surgeries for children and adults who would otherwise not receive this care through the nonprofit Rotaplast Foundation.
A day of food, fun and the fine arts included a morning tour of local “Coolest Kitchens” beginning at Fred Crockett’s ALNO European Kitchens on Montecito, restaurant and culinary stations from local businesses beginning midday, a chef demonstration and talk about making healthy food fun and appealing for children, essay and art contest awards plus a fun, Sierra Madre Fire Department vs. Police Department cook-off. A wide variety of professional, live music filled Kersting Court throughout the day. Noted restaurant critic and television personality, Peter Dills will be part of the day’s festivities.
For a taste of life here in Sierra Madre, local private and public schools, including Gooden, and service clubs such as Kiwanis and the Chamber of Commerce shared samples of their own offerings. A closing musical event brought local singers together for patriotic songs in a memorial for September 11th.
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