Thursday, August 24, 2017

Vincent House wins Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest

The Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest was an exciting way for Vincent House to participate in the greater community and display the talents of our Culinary Arts Team. Events such as these are a great way for the community to learn about Vincent House and its mission of Recovery through Work. Our Culinary Arts Team submitted a healthy, gluten-free Black Bean S’mores Cupcake, and it won first place in the specialty category. Congratulations Vincent House!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

NOVA Students Visit Vincent House

Last week NOVA Southeastern University Students, who are studying occupational therapy, visited Vincent House and were treated to a Discovery Tour of our Pinellas Park facility. By visiting Vincent House, the students learned how our program helps transform lives and overcome the stigma of mental illness through work. Discovery Tours have the benefit of making those who attend “ambassadors” of Vincent House who can help spread the word about our program. To learn more about Vincent House, visit our website to see upcoming Discovery Tour dates. 

Monday, August 7, 2017

The Great St. Pete Cupcake Competition

The Morean Arts Center is hosting the Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest. This year marks the 100th anniversary of this cupcake competition. To celebrate that, a hundred bakers are going to take part in the competition this year. Vincent House will be entering the contest for the second year in a row. We are entering cupcakes in both the regular and gluten-free categories. We will be taste testing flavors like gluten free black bean s’mores and banana curry to see what we would like to submit. It only costs $5 for all the cupcakes you can eat on the day of the event. You can even nominate your favorite cupcake for the People’s Choice Award. Hope to see you there on August 19 from 12-3pm. Wish us luck!
Cupcake creation from the competition in 2016.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Pinellas Park Chamber of Commerce Mixer

Vincent House Hosts the Pinellas Park Chamber of Commerce Mixer

We hosted the Pinellas Park Chamber of Commerce Mixer on Monday, July 24th. The event was very well received and allowed the community to learn more about our Recovery through Work Program.  There were many tours given and many hors d`oeuvres consumed. Our Board Members, Noreen Hodges, Bill Mischler, and Denise McCabe welcomed the guests at the beginning of the program. Alex Favara, our member speaker, followed the Board members and her speech captured the audience. At our Tuesday afternoon Mission Meeting, Ligia, our Program Director, proclaimed the Mixer as a very significant event that made a big impression on many of the guests, some of whom were here for the first time.

            From my perspective, as a member and tour guide, I was favorably impressed by many of the Chamber of Commerce members. I gave a tour to the Chamber of Commerce President, Michael Whitaker, who is the Regional Sales Manager for Wellcare Health Plans. He was quite genial. Overall, the night was enjoyable and a great success. We look forward to the relationships we will build with local businesses and are thankful the Pinellas Park Chamber provided us with this opportunity.

Hors d'ouevres created by our Culinary Arts Team.

From left to right, Steve Hodges, Lucky Durmaz and Paul Ziegler.