8th annual Cookin' for Babies event on Saturday


Palmetto Health Tuomey will host its 8th annual Cookin' for Babies event from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the Heath Pavilion at Swan Lake-Iris Gardens, 822 W. Liberty St.

Guests can sample signature dishes prepared by local individuals and businesses while also enjoying musical entertainment.

Tickets are $20 or two for $30 if they are purchased in advance. Purchase of a ticket allows guests to sample all the foods available that evening.

All proceeds from ticket sales go toward the March of Dimes, dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing premature births, birth defects and infant mortality through research, education and advocacy.

This year's cooks include representatives from Palmetto Health Tuomey Children's Center, Birthplace (Nursery and Women's Center) and Emergency Department, Baker's Sweets, Jet Vac Equipment, Lowe's, Marco's Pizza, Sumter Career Training Center, Outback Steakhouse, Re/Max Summit, Sumter Pediatrics, Team Robinson MMA, Carolina Women's Specialists, Palmetto Healthy Start, Lilfred's Restaurant and Creative Catering, Tasteful Kreations Catering, Kirby Q LLC, and KayDeAeis.

The event is presented by Tuomey and sponsored by Carolina Women's Specialists, Jet-Vac Equipment, Kaydon, Miss Libby's School of Dance and Gymnastics, Sumter OB/GYN, Sumter Pediatrics, and The Tuomey Foundation.

To purchase tickets or for more information about the event, call Anna Elmore at (803) 774-8828 or email her at Frances.Elmore@PalmettoHealth.org.