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Cooking for a Cause fundraising effort continues

BRANDON - Cooking for a Cause, the annual chain of charity fundraising events at Copper Bell Café, is continuing over the next few weeks. Jen Holloway, marketing director for Bright House Networks, is up on Monday, preparing and serving tortellini bruschetta, with Caesar salad and garlic bread for $10. Holloway, whose employer helps sponsor the event, is cooking for Hillsborough Achievement and Resource Center, a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities, resources and advocacy to people with developmental disabilities. Tammy Bracewell, president of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, will take the stage again July 9, serving up spaghetti with meatballs, salad and garlic bread for $10. She's raising money for the YMCA, which offers scholarships to children and adults who can't otherwise afford summer camp and other programs.
State Rep. Rachel Burgin was up first on June 11 and was on target to raise more than $1,400 for the Brandon Outreach Clinic, which serves people who cannot afford health insurance. Darren Denington, owner of the Copper Bell Café in Riverview and Brandon, said he'll kick off a second round of Cooking for a Cause on Aug. 25, when Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher cooks for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day breast cancer walk. The celebrity chefs cooking this month and in July are at the Brandon location, at 401 S. Parsons Ave #D; in August, the fundraiser will shift to the Riverview location, at 11228 Boyette Road. Celebrity chefs will be at the café from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on their designated cooking days, but orders can be placed or picked up any time between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

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