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FSDB President Dons a Chef’s Hat for Great Cause

The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida’s 34th Annual Celebrity Chefs Fundraiser is Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns.

Dr. Jeanne Glidden Prickett in front of blue background.

Every spring, hundreds of people converge on the Prime Osborn Convention Center in downtown Jacksonville excited to sample delicious recipes offered by Jacksonville area “celebrities” at the 34th annual Celebrity Chefs Tasting and Silent Auction.

Patrons of this event are always delighted to mingle with local media personalities, sports figures, government officials, and local business leaders with diners stopping for a nibble from each station. Local “chefs,” including FSDB President Dr. Jeanne Glidden Prickett, will be serving up a spoonful of their favorite recipes, including Dr. Prickett’s Fiesta Mac ’n’ Cheese.

This year’s event is March 26, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes a silent auction, which raises thousands of dollars each year for special projects. The sale will consist of artwork, collectibles, jewelry, dinners, spa treatments, sports memorabilia, weekend getaways, rounds of golf, designer accessories, and much more.

Tickets are $30, which includes parking, the tasting event, the silent auction, and a cookbook containing the recipes featured at the tasting. Over the past 33 years, this event has raised nearly $2 million, making it the largest fundraiser for the Salvation Army of Northeast Florida.

The Celebrity Chefs Tasting and Silent Auction is the annual fundraiser of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. Through this annual event, the Women’s Auxiliary supports the many Salvation Army programs that contribute to lasting and positive changes in the lives of those in need on Florida’s First Coast.

For tickets or more information, visit the Salvation Army.


About FSDB

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is a tuition-free state public school and outreach center available to eligible Pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, or deafblind. At FSDB, students learn how to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success. FSDB gratefully accepts private donations to support vital programs that directly benefit students and are not paid by state general revenue funds. For a campus tour or to inquire about eligibility for enrollment, contact FSDB Parent Services at 904-827-2212 voice or 904-201-4527 videophone. For more information, visit


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