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August 26, 2011 (Mt. Helix)--East County’s most recognizable landmark, the cross memorial and amphitheater atop Mt. Helix, will be the site of the Fourth Annual heART of Mt. Helix. The event will be held on August 27 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. and will feature vignettes by local performing and visual artists.


Mt. Helix watercolorist Chuck McPherson will be painting and brutalist sculptor Frank Cota will be welding a sculpture ~ demonstrating the wide variety of talent in East County.


The following local restaurants will be providing culinary treats ranging from mini cupcakes and whoopee pies to lemon/avocado grilled flank steak and garlic herb shrimp tacos ~ Anthony's, Auntie M's Cup n’ Cakery, Casa de Pico, BMH Italian, Devine Pastabilities,Grove Pastry Shop, Hacienda Casa Blanca, Hooley's, Rana’s, Riviera Supper Club, Rubio’s, Soup Plantation, Spinners and Terra American Bistro. Chef Jeff Rossman, of Terra Bistro, will be signing his new cookbook that night.

The event, presented by sponsors Eric and Babs Fletcher, will also include a selection of wines and artisan beer from Ballast Point Brewery. Cal Walker, Clear Channel Traffic reporter, will serve as Emcee and Auctioneer. Raffle tickets will be available for a 10-day cruise for two on Holland America Lines.

Proceeds from the event will be used to preserve and enhance Mt. Helix Park which receives no government funding yet is open to the public daily.

Tickets are $50 for general admission and $100 for reserved table seating and are presale only with prices going up August 12. They can be purchased online at www.mthelixpark.org or by calling 619.741.4363. The event is expected to sell out.

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