Calling all former Sungoddesses …
The Suncoasters, sponsors of St. Petersburg's annual Festival of States, are seeking current contact information for all former Sungoddesses. Former holders of the title or people who know how to reach former Sungoddesses are encouraged to alert the festival office at 321-9888 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Officials hope to make special invitations to the women for the 2009 Coronation Ball, scheduled March 27 in the Coliseum.
Culinary community roasts one of its own
Forty bay area chefs will prepare a four-course wine dinner on Jan. 12 to honor Tom Pritchard, a Tampa Bay area icon who is widely known for his contributions to local charitable and culinary communities. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. It will feature a roast of Pritchard, a live charity auction and entertainment. Proceeds will benefit the Abilities Foundation's disabled veterans job placement program. Tickets: $100. Information and reservations: www.abilitiesfoundation.com.