Louder Than A Bomb Florida (#LTABFLA) Food For Thought Block Party Presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates, LIME Fresh Mexican Grill, and The Fountains in Plantation.
The Food for Thought Block Party, an afternoon of live entertainment, will celebrate the Jason Taylor Foundation’s Louder Than A Bomb Florida (LTABFLA) Youth Poetry Festivaland will take place in front of Hoffman’s Chocolates and LIME Fresh Mexican Grill at The Fountains Shopping Center in Plantation, Florida.
The Block Party (free to attend) will showcase performances by up-and-coming artists, step team/marching band performances, a live DJ, poetry from South Florida high school students, a street art competition, a Hoffman’s Chocolates Art Station, interactive activities presented by Museum of Discovery and Science, Miami Dolphins and the Florida Panthers, face-painting, balloon and henna artists, a Best Buy Gaming Station and other activities for the entire family.
During that day, Hoffman’s Chocolates will also host Decorate Your Own Gourmet Caramel Apple Classes, for guests ages 6 and up (maximum 5 children per class). The cost is $12.95* per child. *10% of all apple classes and individual gourmet apple sales during the month of April will be donated to the Jason Taylor Foundation.
LIME Fresh is providing a children’s area in front of the store, complete with hula hoops, arts and crafts, large Jenga, jump ropes and Cornhole.
Members of the Florida Panthers Roar Core Team; Stanley and -, the Florida Panthers’ mascots; the LIME Fresh mascot; and TD, the Miami Dolphins mascot; will also be on hand for meet & greets and photos.
There will also be a raffle with prizes including three chocolate footballs with the packaging signed by NFL Hall-of-Famer Jason Taylor.
The event is a part of LTABFLA’s 34-day festival, which takes place from March 11 – April 13 and features poetry bouts, workshops and exhibits that ultimately crowns Florida’s top youth poetry team.
Throughout the entire month of April (in honor of National Poetry Month), Hoffman’s Chocolates will donate a portion of its Gourmet Caramel Apple sales to the Jason Taylor Foundation to support the young poets of the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network.
LTABFLA (Louder Than A Bomb Florida) is a Jason Taylor Foundation arts and education project that is part of the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network and features a friendly spoken-word competition between school-based poetry teams across the state.
The Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network, is an after-school spoken word poetry program serving students in South Florida schools through the Jason Taylor Foundation.
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Louder Than A Bomb Food For Thought Block Party
12pm. – 5 p.m.: Decorate Your Own Gourmet Caramel Apple Classes at Hoffman’s Chocolates in The Fountains will be held every 30 minutes (12:00 Noon, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30, 3:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm and 4:30pm.)
The Fountains (in front of Hoffman’s Chocolates and LIME Fresh Mexican Grill)
DETAILS: The Food For Thought Block Party is free and open to
Decorate Your Own Caramel Apple Classes at Hoffman’s Chocolates (offered at The Fountains location Only) costs $12.95* per child (ages 6 and up) *10% of all apple classes and individual gourmet apple sales during the month of April will be donated to the Jason Taylor Foundation.
Additional information available HERE.
About Hoffman’s Chocolates
Headquartered in Greenacres, Florida, Hoffman’s
Chocolates is a manufacturer of gourmet chocolates, with seven retail locations throughout South Florida, and mobile food truck, The Sweet Ride. The tradition of legendary chocolates began over 40 years ago in a small chocolate shop in Lake Worth with a commitment to use the finest and freshest ingredients from around the world. The Hoffman’s Chocolates Factory in Greenacres is a popular tourist destination where guests from all over the world are greeted by the aroma of slow-simmering chocolate and caramel and watch the art of candy making
first hand at its observation windows. The company is notable for its elaborate December holiday displays, including the Hoffman’s Winter Wonderland, and products such as gift baskets and chocolate covered pretzels.
Hoffman’s Chocolates product lines includes over 70 varieties of confections (all hand made using time honored traditions of candy
making). Hoffman’s Chocolates are available via its retail store locations,
thru online distribution channels and by direct shipping throughout the U.S. It has been a favorite local brand for residents throughout Florida. For more information, please visit www.Hoffmans.com.
About LIME Fresh Mexican Grill (LIME Fresh):
Elevating the standards of the fast-casual industry, LIME Fresh
Mexican Grill offers Mexican-inspired dishes made with quality ingredients, including non-GMO beans, all-white-meat chicken and fresh produce. The menu also features homemade guacamole, queso dip, nachos, tacos, burritos, salads, soups and more. Menu items can be topped off at LIME Fresh’s signature Fresh Salsa Bar, offering a variety of homemade salsas prepared daily, and an extensive selection of bottled hot sauces. Boasting a buzzing social atmosphere
with neighborhood appeal, LIME Fresh prides itself on providing outstanding service to regulars and new customers alike. LIME Fresh Mexican Grill currently has ten locations throughout South Florida (Doral, Downtown Dadeland, Midtown Miami, Palm Beach Gardens, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, South Beach, West Boca
Raton, West Kendall and West Palm Beach), plus one on-campus location at the University of Miami. Four additional LIME Fresh locations are slated to open in Aventura, Brickell, Dania Beach, and North Miami in the next 24 months. For more information and updates, visitwww.LIMEfreshmexicangrill.com or follow LIME Fresh on Facebook:
@LIMEfreshmexicangrill and Twitter: @LIMEfreshmex.
About The Jason Taylor Foundation
In July 2004, Miami Dolphins legendary Defensive End and recent Pro Football Hall of Fame class member, Jason Taylor, established the Jason Taylor Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization. The Foundation’s mission is to support and create programs that facilitate the personal growth and empowerment of South Florida’s children in need by focusing on improved health care, education and quality of life.
Since opening its doors, the Jason Taylor Foundation has impacted tens of thousands of children through innovative programming including The Jason Taylor Reading Room, The Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network, Louder Than A Bomb Florida, Cool Gear for the School Year, the Jason Taylor Children’s Learning Center and Jason Taylor Scholars, among others. For more information on the Jason Taylor Foundation, please visit the organization’s website at www.JasonTaylorFoundation.org or follow on social media sites including Facebook: www.facebook.com/jasontaylorfoundation
or Twitter and Instagram: @jtfoundation99