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Foundation pleased with festival success

Photo of guests at one of several festival food stations.
Guests at one of several festival food stations.

Mission College Foundation members hailed the "Springfest" Food and Wine Festival as a big success after it drew nearly 350 guests to the campus last month.

Twenty-four major sponsors and more than 50 participating businesses and donors contributed to the success of the event. Springfest raised about $20,000 for scholarships, more than twice last year’s proceeds.

"The numbers are great but they don’t tell the story of how much fun everybody had," said Gary Bombalicki, Foundation president. "Almost every one of our guests came early and stayed until the very end."

Bombalicki said the raffling of prizes throughout the afternoon and the abundance of food were two reasons why most guests stayed from beginning-to-end. Gourmet choices prepared by the college’s own Culinary Arts Institute and participating restaurants included grilled scallops, penne pasta and sausage, Mexican Cobb salad, prime rib, soft tacos, chocolate covered strawberries, and a variety of other pastries and desserts.

Crafted beers provided by Labatt USA and fine wines offered by Agua Dulce Vineyards and other vinters helped round out the afternoon.

Mission College and its Foundation thank the many sponsors who helped make the festival a success.


Gold Sponsors

TIME WARNER
FERNANDO JUAREZ AND ASSOCIATES
DMJM / JGM
GATEWAY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF
COMCAST
GEORGE AND ANN LOPEZ-
  RICHIE ALARCON CARE FOUNDATION


Silver Sponsors

CHOCOLATES A LA CARTE
TED TOKIO TANAKA ARCHITECTS
LANIER
TETRA DESIGN
JOHNSON FAIN
PAUL AVINA
KEN ROSENSON
AMADOR WHITTLE ARCHITECTS, INC.

Friends of Mission College

PSOMAS ENGINEERING
DIANA HO CONSULTING GROUP
LENCHITA’S
BARRY’S CHEVRON
RNL DESIGN
GENSLER
MACSON PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHY
GEORGE SALAZAR INSURANCE AND
  FINANCIAL SERVICES
PETER’S MARTIAL ARTS CENTER
PUCHLIK DESIGN ASSOCIATES


– BY EDUARDO PARDO / Photo: Lydia Chung

See Photos from Springfest