|Out of doors epicurean occasion yearly fills St. Petersburg’s Bayshore Drive and attracts tons of of supporters of public radio.|
|Tampa, Fla (April 5, 2023) – WUSF Public Media’s “Longest Desk” annual epicurean dinner was a superb success, as greater than 600 hundred associates and supporters gathered collectively to rejoice the group and help applications and content material. The gala is held alongside Bayshore Drive in downtown St. Petersburg annually, with a sequence of eating places serving elegant meals and wonderful wine.|
|The dinner has been hailed as one of many largest fundraising occasions of the yr and is catered by a number of of the area’s preeminent eating places. Friends are served a four-course connoisseur meal paired with wonderful wines from the restaurant of their selection at a desk that spans a number of hundred yards from the Vinoy Lodge to the Museum of Fantastic Arts.|
|All funds raised by the gala go to help applications at WUSF Public Media, which operates the native NPR station and broadcasts well-liked applications akin to “Morning Version,” “Florida Issues,” “The Zest” and “Wait Wait…Don’t Inform Me!,” in addition to Florida’s classical music station, WSMR 89.1 and 103.9. Tickets for this yr’s occasion offered out once more inside weeks.
“Yearly, we look ahead to gathering with associates and supporters for this glorious occasion,” mentioned WUSF Basic Supervisor JoAnn Urofsky. “We’re really grateful for this group’s broad help of public broadcasting, and we look ahead to subsequent yr to host one other implausible gathering.”
|Eating places this yr included a various choice from Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota, together with Catering by the Household, Curated Occasions, Mattison’s, Parkshore Grill, Pier 22/Grove and The Twisted Indian. Urofsky prolonged a particular due to all of the occasion sponsors and WUSF employees that supported the gala to contribute to its success.
Sponsors of the occasion this yr included Adalay Interiors, Pinellas Group Basis, The Metropolis of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg School Basis, Terry Brackett, in reminiscence of Mary Lynne, the Group Basis of Tampa Bay, TGITTHH Group, The USF Basis, Barbara Sansone, Luis & Cherie Velez, Bob Ziegler, Tampa Bay Journal, Trenam Regulation, Jean Barnes, Rene’ Renton & Cheryl Renton-Lange and Sandie Spangler.
Planning is already underway for subsequent yr’s occasion, and supporters are inspired to behave rapidly, as tickets often promote out. To grow to be a sponsor of WUSF’s Longest Desk, please electronic mail Scot Kaufman at [email protected].