St. Madeleine Sophie's Center presents 13th Annual Morning Glory Jazz Brunch

Top Quote The "Garden Party of the Year" will be held on the St. Madeleine Sophie's Center campus on Saturday, April 16th. End Quote
  • San Diego, CA (1888PressRelease) March 18, 2011 - St. Madeleine Sophie's Center, a non-denominational program helping adults with developmental disabilities, is once again generating a buzz around town with its 13th Annual Morning Glory Jazz Brunch. Over 400 people are expected to attend the April 16th brunch on St. Madeleine's campus (2119 E. Madison Avenue, El Cajon, CA), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    The annual event will feature gourmet pancakes and other brunch fare, mimosas, live jazz music, original flower designs by Jasmine Creek Florist, shopping (with a special focus on the St. Madeleine students who will be selling their mosaics, jewelry, succulents, etc.), the annual frog race ( with $10,000 in cash prizes), and the opportunity to walk through Sophie's Organic Garden.
    Guests are invited to purchase frogs for the main event of the day: The Frog Race. Only 750 frogs will be sold, and able to compete for $10,000 in cash prizes.

    Sponsors for this year's event include: Video Fact Documentation, San Diego Credit Union, The East County Herald, the Ferrantelli Family, The San Diego Union Tribune, Viejas Casino & Turf Club, and St. Madeleine Sophie's Auxiliary.

    There will be more than 20 food and beverage stations at the Morning Glory Jazz Brunch, offering an eclectic mix of brunch items and drinks to guests.

    Wine vendors include: Artesa Vineyards & Winery, Dube Vineyards, Gloriosa Vineyards, Maness Vineyards, Vinum Gratia Vini, Lenora Winery, Rock Canyon Vineyards and Winglini Wines.

    Food vendors at the event will include: Brigantine Seafood, Coffee Ambassador, Downtown Café, Grove Pastry Shop, On the Border, Mangia Bene Ristorante Italiano, Kip's Café, Hooley's Irish Pub, Por Favor, San Diego Desserts, Stone Brewing Co., Sycuan Casino, and Viejas Casino and Turf Club.

    Morning Glory Jazz Brunch 2011 event info:

    When: Saturday, April 16th (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

    Where: St. Madeleine Sophie's Center
    2119 E. Madison Ave. El Cajon, CA. 92019

    Tickets: $50 Early Bird Admission (by April 1st)
    $60 Regular Admission (after April 1st)
    $200 VIP Admission (includes one admission, two frogs and VIP gift)

    Register or purchase frogs: Call Karen Amoroso, Director of Development, at 619-442-5129, ext. 117 or email kamoroso ( @ ) stmsc dot org dot

    For more information on St. Madeleine Sophie's Center, visit

    About St. Madeleine Sophie's Center

    St. Madeleine Sophie's Center (SMSC) is a non-denominational program helping people with developmental disabilities, their families and communities, discover, explore, and nurture their full potential. Located in El Cajon, California, 20 miles east of Downtown, the organization provides service to the greater San Diego communities. SMSC offers progressive programs and services, including: an art gallery in downtown El Cajon (Sophie's Gallery & Gift Shop) and at NTC Liberty Station, an organic garden (Sophie's Organic Garden), a Jr. Olympic Pool (Sophie's Aquatics Training Center), supported employment contracts with local and national businesses, and culinary, speech, reading, technology and music programs.

    For more information on St. Madeleine Sophie's Center, visit

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