Tables still available for Celebrity Cook-Off event

by Joy Coordinator

Children’s Bureau, Inc. and Central Indiana Wendy’s will once again join forces for the 12th Annual Wendy’s Celebrity Cook-off. The event will take place Tuesday, October 6, at Benihana Restaurant, Keystone at the Crossing. All proceeds benefit Children’s Bureau adoption programs. Local media personalities, professional athletes, politicians and CEO’s will cook hibachi-style dinners for guests. Tables are still available for the 8:30 p.m. seating. The event will also offer a silent auction and other fund raising activities. Tables of eight for the event are available for $1,500 or $3,000.

Some of the celebrity chefs attending this year’s event are Ron Hunter, IUPUI Basketball Coach, First Lady Cheri Daniels and Toby Myers, former Mellencamp band member and currently in TOBY MYERS and the Moe Z Group, along with media representatives from each Indianapolis television station.

For more information about purchasing a table or donating an auction item for the event, contact Stephanie Freeman at 317.264.2700, ext. 247.

The Indiana Heart Gallery, which presents photographs of children currently involved in Indiana’s foster care system, will be on display at the Children’s Bureau event to increase awareness among families about Indiana children of all ages who are currently available for adoption. Photographers volunteer their time and talents to capture each child’s unique spirit in portraits that have helped many of them find homes. Hosted by the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) and Hederick Partnerships, the Heart Gallery will provide and opportunity for families to consider providing a child with a forever home. Please visit the Indiana Heart Gallery online.

Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (WWK) is a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and the first nationwide program that partners a major corporation with a national foundation to place foster care children in permanent adoptive homes. The mission of WWK is to dramatically increase the number of adoptions of children from foster care in North America.