Barefoot Contessa Is Having A Party

Ina Garten is hosting a garden party fundraiser.
Ina Garten is hosting a garden party fundraiser.
Celebrity chef, Food Network host, entrepreneur and cookbook author Ina Garten, known to all as The Barefoot Contessa, will host an exclusive summer Garden Party on Friday, July 25, between 4 and 6 pm. to benefit the Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) at the Pat & Mary Bagnato Place for Kids, a program of EAC Network .
Katie Beers will be a special guest at the Barefoot Contessa's garden party benefit.
Katie Beers will be a special guest at the Barefoot Contessa’s garden party benefit.
Guests will congregate for wine, champagne and hors d’oeuvres in Ina’s gardens, visit the test kitchen where she films her show, receive a signed cookbook and have the opportunity to meet Ina. Special guest Katie Beers will be present to discuss the issue of child abuse and how the CAC provides a neutral, child-focused environment where a coordinated response to child abuse allegations may be pursued in ways that support and protect children, non-offending parents, and other family members.  
According to Lance Elder, President and CEO at EAC Network, “We are honored that Ina Garten is opening her home to host a fundraiser in support of some of the youngest – and most imperiled – members of our community. Her generosity by sharing her magnificent surroundings and her exuberant personality is a boon to EAC Network and those we serve.”
A limited number of tickets are being sold. Contact Alena Jones at 516-5390150 ext. 117 to make a donation of $500 per guest. This very special opportunity is offered only to the first 100 paid attendees. Ticket sales close on Monday, July 21 or until 100 tickets are sold, if sooner.   
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In addition to being editor of Garden City Life and Syosset-Jericho Tribune, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI).