Raise your glasses and join us to roast and toast one of Central Florida's most respected and admired community leaders - Dick Batchelor, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives and current buisnessman, political analyst, child advocate and philanthropist.
This charitable event benefiting IMPOWER, a mental health and child well-being organization will feature a casual evening of live music, a specially designed menu from 4 Rivers Smokehouse & The COOP with live cooking demonstration by Chef John Rivers, complimentary beer & wine and the entertaining "roast" of Dick Batchelor.
Led by Roastmaster and Emcee, Scott Maxwell, Columnist at The Orlando Sentinel, roasters will share Mr. Batchelor's acomplishments and some humorous little-known personal stories and experiences.
Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orange County Government
Congressman Lou Frey, Former Member U.S. House of Representatives
Mark NeJame, Senior Partner/Founder of NeJame Law & CNN Legal Analyst
Ybeth Bruzual, Anchor, News 13
Lauren Rowe, Anchor, WKMG- Channel 6
Jorge Estevez, Anchor, WFTV-Channel 9
And Appearing by video:
Mayor Buddy Dyer, City of Orlando
Governor Bob Graham, State of Florida
Congressman John Mica, U.S. House of Representatives
Bob Frier, Anchor, FOX 35
Martha Sugalski, Anchor, WESH News Channel 2
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IMPOWER is a leading mental health and child well-being organization focused on inspiring life's potential. Proceeds from the 2014 Wine & Wit event will support IMPOWER programs and services for former foster youth who have "aged" out of the foster care system.