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Lunch for a Cause a huge success

Posted on April 27, 2017 by From Staff Reports

The Greater Navarre Area Chamber’s inaugural Lunch for a Cause was held last Friday, April 21 at Samurai Japanese Restaurant in Navarre.
The event benefited the Navarre Weekend Food Program, raising $2,057 for the effort to provide nutritional weekend food supplements for disadvantaged students.
The event sold out with 80 people packing the hibachi tables at Samurai Japanese Restaurant.

Santa Rosa County commissioner Rob Williamson cooked up a feast for attendees at the Lunch for a Cause. (Photo by Romi White | South Santa Rosa News)

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. Rich Aloy showcases his cooking skills. (Photo by Romi White | South Santa Rosa News)

Head chef Tony Alexander takes a swing at cooking during the Lunch for a Cause. (Photo by Romi White | South Santa Rosa News)

In addition to benefiting from Lunch for a Cause, the Navarre Weekend Food Program on April 21 also received a $5,000 donation from Ludgina Dieujuste, founder of I Embody All Things Great, which hosted a 5K fundraiser for the program. Additionally, Pirates of the Panhandle made a $1,000 contribution to the program.

Sylvia Tarnuzzer, Mia and Tony Hughes and Betty and Greg Fountain had fun at the first ever Lunch for a Cause by the Greater Navarre Area Chamber. (Photo by Romi White | South Santa Rosa News)