City receives generous donation for beach pavilion project

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The City of Delray Beach is pleased to announce that a donation toward the Beach Pavilion Project was presented at the July 15, 2014 Commission Meeting. Suzanne Davis, Parks and Recreation Director, accepted a check in the amount of $3,331.00 from David Cook, owner of Hands Stationers. Cook, who also serves as treasurer for the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), made the presentation on behalf of the Downtown Development Authority, Delray Beach Magazine and 16 downtown restaurants. The check is a result of a collaborative effort by local restaurants who participated in the Sixth Annual Savor the Avenue, a unique dining experience with table seating in the middle of Atlantic Avenue, and local artist Pati Maguire, who donated an original painting for the event’s raffle drawing. “The City greatly appreciates the support of the DDA, downtown restaurant owners and Pati Maguire,” states Suzanne Davis. “The donation, which will be used for the Beach Pavilion Project, demonstrates the great pride of ownership that our citizens have for their community.” Cook also announced that a portion of the proceeds from the Sixth Annual Tastemakers of Delray Beach will benefit the Beach Pavilion Project. This strolling international food event featuring Delray’s premier downtown restaurants will be held on August 7 & 8, 2014. For more information on the Beach Pavilion Project donation, contact the City’s Public Information Office at (561) 243-7190 or E-mail pio@mydelraybeach.com. For information on this year’s Tastemakers of Delray Beach, contact Laura Simon, DDA Associate Director, at (561) 243-1077, E-mail lsimon@downtowndelraybeach.com and/or visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com. The Beach Pavilion Project donationwas made possible by the restaurants (and their patrons) who participated in the 2014 Savor the Avenue: Tryst, 32 East, Cabana El Ray, Prime, Salt7, Rack’s Fish House and Oyster Bar, The Office, Taverna Opa, City Oyster, Vic and Angelo’s, Caffe Luna Rosa, 50 Ocean, Sundy House, Solita Delray, Lemongrass Asian Bistro and Cut 432.