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LifeNet4Families: Andy's 12th Annual Pasta Dinner at the Signature Grand

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Andy’s 12th Annual Family Pasta Dinner will be held on Sunday, February 23rd from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Signature Grand, in Davie, according to Russell T. Martin, CEO of LifeNet4Families on Wednesday.

The event is an informal, fun-filled evening for the entire family which includes a cocktail reception and silent auction, an activity filled children’s room and children’s raffle.

So put on your jeans and bring the entire family!

12 years ago in the kitchen of LifeNet4Families, Andrew Cagnetta, of Transworld Business Advisors, invited friends and family members to join him for an old fashion Italian family pasta dinner.

And Andy’s Family Pasta Dinner was born.

Cagnetta’s goal was to raise money to assist LifeNet4Families in its mission to feed hungry children, men, women and families in Broward County. With assistance from his mother and aunt, Andy prepared and served dinner for 50 people, raising $500 - and a tradition began with 700 people attending last year’s event and Chef Andy still cooking!

Since its beginning in 2002, Andy’s Family Pasta Dinner has raised over $380,000 for LifeNet4Families, in addition to providing over 300,000 meals to the neediest of our local community.

"This year we have Joe Rose, Sam Madison and OJ McDuffie as Celebrity Chefs," Andy Cagnetta of Transworld Business Advisors told Examiner. "They will joined by Honorary Chefs Joe Bell and Todd Greck from WQAM; James Carroll, Jr., of Hoover Awnings; Jamie Marino of Republic National Distributing Company; Jack Rosenberg from Goldstein Schechter Koch; Matthew Shore of Steven Douglas Associates; Dr. David Steiner from Pinnacle Healthcare Systems and Kevin Tacher of Independence Title."

Ticket price is $40 per Adult with 1 child free per adult admission purchased. $15 for each additional child. Visit to make reservations.

Sponsors this year include Transworld Business Advisors; Consolidated Credit; Signature Grand; Lifestyle Media Group; Eppy Financial Group; OK Generators; Hoover Awnings; The Friedlander Group at Morgan Stanley; Sun Trust Bank; Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial; Bank of America; Bartlett Financial Services; BBX Capital; Boca Real Estate Investment Club (BRIC); Charles Rutenberg Realty; Conrad & Scherer; The Door Factory; Gibraltar Private of Bank &; Trust; GPP Enterprises; Harmony Treatment Center; Independence Title; Katz Barron Squitero Faust; Kaufman, Rossin & Co.; Kip Hunter Marketing; Knight Insurance; Pinnacle Healthcare System; Silver Builders Real Estate Corporation; Steven Douglas Associates; 3 twenty 3 builders Inc.; United Franchise Group; and Wolfer & Company.

The mission of LifeNet4Families is to be a seamless system of care in Broward County, to reduce the pain and suffering of individuals and families in poverty by providing necessary food, ancillary services and referrals. LifeNet4Families helps 500-700 daily and serves over 1.3 million meals a year.

You can learn more about LifeNet4Families at



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