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Rat Pack Celebrity Waiter Dinner to Serve Up Fun to Benefit the Heights Center

Fort Myers, FL, June 28, 2013 --( “Celebrity” waiters will serve up great food and fun at the Heights Foundation’s Rat Pack Dinner hosted by The Roadhouse Cafe on Wednesday, July 31 from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Local musicians and celebrities will compete for tips that inspire bidding wars among guests - including naming rights to a signature martini. Guests will enjoy dancing to tunes made famous by the “Rat Pack” performed by Danny Sinoff and other local musicians. Sixties attire is welcome. Funds raised will benefit School Success programs for at-risk kids in the Harlem Heights neighborhood.

“School Success means the whole kid, the whole year; providing academic tutoring, after school and summer camp programs, college scholarship and support, school supplies, and tuition support,” said Kathryn Kelly, President and CEO of The Heights Foundation. Nearly $20,000 was raised at last year’s event.

“The Roadhouse Café is known for outstanding cuisine and great live music,” said Kelly. “This will be a fun evening with great food and entertainment that supports our mission to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, through education, opportunity, and enrichment.”

The Roadhouse Café is located at 15560 San Carlos Boulevard, Suite 36 in Fort Myers. To reserve seats for the dinner call The Roadhouse at (239) 415-4375 by Friday, July 26 and mention The Heights Foundation.

For more information about The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center please call 239.482.7706, email, or visit their website at

About the Heights Foundation and the Heights Center

The Heights Center, supported by the Heights Foundation, is a place for Education, Opportunity, and Enrichment. We work to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. As a 501(c)3 grassroots organization, the Center’s mission is to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts. The 14,000 square-foot Harlem Heights Cultural Arts and Community Center opened in February 2013.

Harlem Heights was originally settled as a rural agricultural community. Approximately 1,200 children live in a mixture of single-family homes and multi-family apartments. Demographically, the population is approximately 55% Hispanic, 36% African-American, and 9% Caucasian. The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average, with family income 40% below the county average. Families are not able to easily access family support services located in downtown Fort Myers, and benefit greatly from programs located within the neighborhood.
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