Monday, October 05, 2009
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
FURTHER INFORMATION:       STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082, CITRUS COLLEGE FOUNDATION (626) 914-8825

Monrovia Growers to Sponsor Citrus College’s A Taste of Autumn
by Rachel White

Monrovia Growers will once again sponsor the Citrus College Foundation’s annual food and wine tasting event, A Taste of Autumn.  The event will take place on Sunday, October 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. on the college’s campus.

Monrovia Growers is a national grower of ornamental plants and shrubs that are sold in independent nurseries and garden centers.  They have sponsored A Taste of Autumn since its inception 12 years ago.

“Although our growing grounds have moved from Azusa, the corporate headquarters is still very much involved and concerned with the opportunity to have affordable quality educational opportunities in the area,” said Sylvia Lopez, human resources support for Monrovia Growers.

Lopez said that Citrus College has been an incredible resource for Monrovia Growers.

“Our employees have attended classes, utilized the facilities and recruited Citrus graduates,” Lopez said.  “Citrus College continues to offer one of the best values for education in the community.”

A Taste of Autumn is one of the San Gabriel Valley’s premier food and wine tasting events.  Many of the area’s top restaurants and wineries are scheduled to participate.  The event includes a silent auction, an art exhibit and sale, and entertainment provided by the Citrus Singers, Citrus College Jazz Combo and Night Shift.  Proceeds from A Taste of Autumn fund scholarships and programs that benefit Citrus College students.

If purchased prior to September 28, tickets are $75 per person.  After the deadline, the price increases to $80.  To reserve your tickets, please call the Citrus College Foundation at (626) 914-8825.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
FURTHER INFORMATION:       STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082, CITRUS COLLEGE FOUNDATION (626) 914-8825