St. Madeleine Sophie's Center Presents 17th Annual Morning Glory Brunch

Top Quote The annual garden party, presented by Sycuan Casino, will be held April 11, 2015. End Quote
  • San Diego, CA (1888PressRelease) March 07, 2015 - St. Madeleine Sophie's Center welcomes the public to enjoy its 17th Annual Morning Glory Brunch, complete with delicious food, family fun, entertainment and more. The popular brunch will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on the St. Madeleine Sophie's Center campus at 2119 E. Madison Avenue in El Cajon.

    St. Madeleine Sophie's Center and Honorary Chair Laurie McGrath will host the Brunch featuring more than 20 food and beverage stations, including a beer brewing and chef demonstration by Great News! Cookware & Cooking School.

    An exciting new feature of this year's Morning Glory Brunch is an unveiling of the center's new aquaponics system.

    Live music and entertainment will be provided by The Heroes, Jason Weber, Sharon DuBois and Joey Carano. Jasmine Creek Florist will present a special Arts Alive exhibit.

    Guests will have the opportunity to shop in the silent auction and at participating boutique vendors, including: FIL FOU, Glamour Girlz, M Boutique, Premier Designs Jewelry, SaLing Jewelry and Tanager.

    Another iconic element of the Morning Glory Brunch includes the 10th annual frog race (one frog for $100, three frogs for $150). Frog race competitors have the opportunity to win $15,000 in cash in celebration of the 15th anniversary of Sophie's Gallery.

    Sponsors for this year's event include Sycuan Casino, St. Madeleine Sophie's Auxiliary, Aguirre & Associates, San Diego Home/Garden, Lundy Insurance, Peter and Mary Ellen Ferrantelli, KPBS, Redfearn & Associates, San Diego County Credit Union, SDG&E and Waste Management.

    Restaurants and beverage participants include Bolt Brewery, Campo Creek Vineyards, Downtown Café, Dulzura Vineyard & Winery, Granite Lion Cellars, Hacienda Casa Blanca, Grove Pastry Shop, Hooleys, Jamul Brewing Co., Kona Ice, The Brigantine-La Mesa, Por Favor, San Pasqual Winery, Stone Brewing Co., Sycuan Casino, URBN St. Brewing Co., Wine Shop Artisan Wines, Woof & Rose Vineyard and more.

    Tickets purchased support St. Madeleine Sophie's Center, the nonprofit organization serving adults with developmental disabilities. The center will utilize the funds raised for its two-acre organic garden and its junior-sized Olympic aquatics center. Adult tickets are available for $75 a person or a couple's package is offered for $200 (includes two admission tickets and two frogs). Tickets for children seven to 12 years will be sold for $25, and all children six years old and younger are invited to attend at no cost.

    For tickets or more information on the event, visit For more information about St. Madeleine Sophie's Center, visit

    About St. Madeleine Sophie's Center
    St. Madeleine Sophie's Center serves 400+ adults with developmental disabilities, through nationally recognized, innovative programs. Its mission is to educate and empower individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential. Developmental disabilities include autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other cognitive disorders for which there are no cures. St. Madeleine's combines its culture of care and creativity within quality programs to provide liberal arts education, practical skills development, employment and dignity for a lifetime. Programs are offered on a staff-to-student ratio of 1:3 to 1:6, depending upon the level of each student's ability. These programs include: Activity Center; Adult Development Center; Seniors (for adults age 55+); Behavior Modification; Supported Employment; and Work Activity Program.

    St. Madeleine's has three sites: its main campus on the outskirts of El Cajon; Sophie's Gallery and Gift Shop in Downtown El Cajon; and a satellite gallery, Sophie's Kensington Gallery, a collaborative gallery with Kensington Gallery, a venture of the Autism Research Institute.

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

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