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Slow Food Gainesville hosts Lebanese Culture Night at Half Cork’d

By on April 12th, 2013

Slow Food Gainesville, a non-profit organization that works to educate, support and celebrate food traditions, is having a Lebanese Culture Night and fundraiser Tuesday.

Guests can expect Lebanese cuisine, belly dancing, a silent auction and a short film. The event is from 6 p.m. to 10. p.m. at Half Cork’d, a local bar located on 116 SE 1st St.

Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for the general public.

April O’Neal, Slow Food program coordinator, said two students of Lebanese descent suggested the organization have a cultural emersion night.

“We thought it was a great idea,” she said.

The event is a way for Slow Food to get the community involved, she said.

O’Neal said she doesn’t have an estimate of the amount of money they will raise, but she expects a lot of walk-ins.

Slow Food USA is an international organization that advocates for food and farming policy that will benefit the public, planet, and farmers and workers.  There are 225 chapters nationwide and 11 chapters in Florida.

Audreyanna Loguerre wrote this story online.


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