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Cupcake War!

Local cake decorating experts declare a Cupcake War! Master cake decorator and sugar artist Jan Loomis will join other local cake decorators/pastry chefs Tracy Wirta, Mitchel Hughes of Spun Sugar, Berkeley and Marla Erojo of Cakes made by M.E., Oakland  in a cupcake competition in the Dessert Tasting Tents at “An Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden”. Celebrity guests will judge and guests will sample!

The tropical event of the summer takes place on Sunday, June 26th on Mare Island in Vallejo! Make your reservations online today!

Enjoy a Tropical Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden!

Take an express trip to the tropics on Sunday, June 26th at the Food Bank’s 11th annual Admiral’s Garden fundraising event! Mark your calendar and don’t miss this fabulous event of the summer.

This year local master sugar artists/ cake decorators and pastry chefs have declared a Cupcake War in the Dessert Tasting Tents! Watch Jan Loomis, Tracy Wirta, Mitchell Hughes and Marla Erojo decorate cupcakes and compete. Celebrity judges will decide who will win the Cupcake War!

Mingle and chat with Survivor TV stars Yau-Man Chan, Sylvia Kwan, Chad Crittenden, Sonja Christopher, Cecilia Mansilla and other local media celebrities.

You’ll feel the sand between your toes as you enjoy the authentic Caribbean music of Shabang Steel Drum Band. And, back by popular demand are the Singing Blue Stars of the USS Hornet taking the party back to the swinging sounds of the 40’ and 50’s. Add to the musical line-up DJ’s Denon & Doyle.

The fun starts at 12 noon with the opening of the Wine and Appetizer Tasting Tents and live music by Shabang. At 1:30 a delicious gourmet lunch, prepared by Englund’s Catering, is served in the garden. Dessert Tasting Tents open at 2:30. Learn more about some of our Tasting Tents participants. Tour the mansions, St. Peter’s Chapel and the Naval Museum. Bid on Silent Auction prizes and play fundraising games. Have fun and help the Food Bank r

estock warehouse shelves for the summer. Be sure to wear your favorite tropical outfit!

The low event price of $75 per person or two for $140 includes all food, drink, entertainment and tours. Bring extra cash, check or credit card if you wish to participate in the auction or games.

For more information including online reservations, visit www.theeventofthesummer.com.

Successful Annual Fundraiser for Food Bank

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 10th anniversary of “An Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden”. With your support, we were able to raise over $100,000 to help fight hunger in our community!

If you missed the event or just want to relive the fun, you can visit www.theeventofthesummer.com to see what the event was all about. Those of you who completed our online survey by July 15 were entered into a drawing to win a $25 VISA gift card! And the winner is… (drum roll)… Lynne Phelps of Clayton! Congratulations Lynne!

We would also like to congratulate our Admiral’s Garden 2010  Roger Weiss Memorial “BEAT THE RECESSION” Drawing winners!

Grand prize $2,500 cash – Kathy Barnett

$1,000 Target gift card – Pat Narang

$1,000 Am Ex gift check – Margaret Williams

$1,000 Lowe’s gift card – Martin Hawkins

500 $1 Gold Coins – Julie Kluxdal

$430 Marin Bikes street bike – Sandra Johnson

$100 Master Card gift card – Lavelle Hallmeyer

$100 Master Card gift card – Maggie Peterson

$100 CVS Pharmacy gift card – Lavelle Hallmeyer

$50 Am Ex gift card – Herb Neddermeyer

$50 My Choice gift card – Laura Hulkurd

$50 My Choice gift card – Gary Beckman

$50 My Choice gift card – Rick Wolcott

USS Hornet tickets – Leonard Garcia

Autopia Car Wash – Bev Sherwood

Autopia Car Wash – Bobby Brown

Autopia Car Wash – Pat Farber

$20 Trader Joe’s gift certificate  – Alan Savage

Lindsay Museum – Ohfelia Gregg

Again, thank you to everyone who helped make the 10th anniversary of “An Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden” such a huge success!

Survivor Mare Island: Less than a week away

The event of the summer is less than a week away and we are still adding to our line-up!

Chat with ABC7 Meteorologist Mike Nicco while you are sampling massive amounts of delicious award winning foods and beverages in the tasting tents on Sunday July 27. This is Mike’s second year at the event and he will be joining stars from the hit Reality TV series, Survivor and other Bay Area Radio and TV personalities.

Also, just added to the line-up: Numi Organic Tea, a leading purveyor of premium-quality, full-leaf organic and Fair Trade Certified teas, as well as an innovative line of flowering teas.

To learn more about Mike and the other celebrity guests at “An Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden: Survivor Mare Island” and all the great tasting tent vendors, visit www.theeventofthesummer.com.

“An Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden: Survivor Mare Island” update

Joining us on June 27 at “An Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden: Survivor Mare Island” will be CBS5’s evening anchor Ann Notarangelo. We are also proud to announce the addition of four new event sponsors:

The Dow Chemical Company

ALZA Corporation

Sartorius Stedim Biotech

Heffernan Insurance Brokers

Come to the event of the summer and meet Ann and other Bay Area celebrities including five Survivors. Visit www.theeventofthesummer.com to learn more.

Just added to “An Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden: Survivor Mare Island”

GV Cellars will be pouring some of their high quality wines including, but not limited to, such varietals as Merlot, Cabernet, Sauvignon, Syrah, Dolcetto and Sangiovese in the tasting tents at the event of the summer on Sunday, June 27th!

GV-Cellars

To make reservations and for more information visit www.theeventofthesummer.com.

New additions to the lineup for “An Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden: Survivor Mare Island”

Exciting news! Just this past week CBS5/CW agreed to be the media sponsor for the event! We have also added Hansen’s Soda to our long list of delicious tasting tent treats and some unique items to our live auction.

Mark your calendar for the event of the summer on Sunday, June 27th! To make reservations and for more information visit www.theeventofthesummer.com.

Escape to Survivor Mare Island!

Mark your calendar for the event of the summer on Sunday, June 27th!

Bay area Survivor TV stars and local celebrities invite you to join them for a fun filled afternoon to celebrate the tenth anniversary of “An Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden” presented by Pacific Service Credit Union. Celebrities and entertainment includes Yau-Man Chan – Survivor Fiji and Micronesia, Sonja Christopher – Survivor Borneo, Sylvia Kwan – Survivor Fiji, Chad Crittenden – Survivor Vanuatu, and Cecilia Mansilla – Survivor Cook Islands. Joining the Survivor stars is baseball great Vida Blue, KTVU’s Heather Holmes, NBC Bay Area’s Cheryl Hurd, KSFO’s Officer Vic aka Tom Benner. KUIC’s John Young and Don Potter, and more! Entertainment this year includes the 40’s and 50’s swinging sounds of The Singing Blue Stars of the USS Hornet (back by popular demand), the Pandamonium Steel Drum Band, and our favorite DJ’s Denon & Doyle.

The fun starts at noon with the opening of the Wine and Appetizer Tasting Tents and live music. At 1:30 pm a delicious tropical gourmet lunch, prepared by Englund’s Catering, is served in the garden. Dessert Tasting Tents open at 2:30 pm.

You can tour the mansions, St. Peter’s Chapel and the Naval Museum free as part of our event!

The low event price (same as last year) of $65 per person or two for $120 includes all food, drink, entertainment and tours. Bring extra cash, check or credit card if you wish to participate in Live or Silent auctions or games. Wear your favorite tropical outfit! To make reservations and for more information visit www.theeventofthesummer.com.

Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden – Survivor Mare Island

Save the Date…For the Event of the Summer! Join Bay Area Survivor TV stars and the Singing Blue Stars of the USS Hornet at our 10th annual “Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden – Survivor Mare Island” event! Enjoy an afternoon filled with tropical food and fun. Sample a multitude of delicious award winning foods and beverages! The fundraising event will be held on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at the Admiral’s Mansion and Captain’s Quarters on Mare Island in Vallejo. Learn more: www.theeventofthesummer.com.

Admiral's mansion

Admiral's mansion