The third A Date with a Plate event will take place May 8 and 9, 2012 at Peche
Sherman Mills in East Falls Philadelphia. This two-day event embraces the art of the table. Not just silverware and plates, it’s the creative interpretation of the details that not only brings us to the table, but makes us want to stay.More than two dozen table displays created by professional decorators and interior designers, florists and retailers, as well as those set by private collectors and table décor enthusiasts will be featured. Special guest presenters to date will include: Allium Design, Cotswold Home, Evantine Design, Joseph A. Berkowitz Interiors, Michael Shannon Designs, Neiman Marcus, Palladio, Penncora Events, Primrose
of Stone Harbor, Robertson’s Flowers, Sullivan Owen, The Hill Company, The Illustrated Gallery, and Williams Sonoma.Monies raised from the two-day event will be devoted to the design and construction of a Serenity Garden at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center to be located at The Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. This garden will offer a tranquil space for patients, families, doctors and nurses alike.

The following day entitled “Second Helping,” offers continued viewing, as well as a series of lectures,
great raffles and much more from 10a.m. to 3p.m., ticket prices are $50 per person.The 2008 and 2010 A Date with a Plate events raised in excess of $500,000 to help fund melanoma research. The IMAJNZ foundation was created in 2009 by Sharyn Berman of Lower Gwynedd and Judi Goodman of Ambler, as the non-profit organization to host the A Date with a Plate event. The organization is comprised of a group of women who wish to devote their time and creative energy to raise funds that will benefit specific causes.

Committee members include Barbara Azarik of Hilltown, Bonnie Benson of Wynnewood, Bryna Berman of Gwynedd Valley, Debbie Dickson Biamon of Lower Gwynedd, Linnie Cook of Haverford, Robin Lassin of Gwynedd Valley, Terry Levy of Lansdale, Sue McGinnis of Eagleville and Debbie Bedrosian Vozzo of North Wales.

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