Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Mayor Ralph Becker to Host Valentine’s Day Breakfast for Wives of Utah National Guard Troops Deployed to Iraq

Event Will Offer Thanks to Wives Without Their Sweethearts for Valentines Day

Salt Lake City – On Valentine’s Day, Mayor Ralph Becker will host a special breakfast with the wives of Utah’s 116th National Guard unit. The women’s husbands have been serving in Iraq since May and are expected be gone for at least 12 months.

To thank them for their sacrifices and help make Valentine’s Day a little better, Mayor Ralph Becker, in cooperation with Bambara restaurant and Hotel Monaco, will host the wives for a heartfelt thank-you breakfast. The event

WHO: Wives from Utah’s 116th National Guard Sec

WHAT: Valentine’s Thank You Breakfast with Mayor Becker

WHERE: Hotel Monaco, Bambara Restaurant

202 South Main Street

Salt Lake City, Utah

WHEN: Thursday, February 14, 2008, 9:00 a.m.

Press Parking Valet at the Hotel Monaco, on-street or in adjacent garages.

The idea for the event came from Letters for Soldiers, a Utah based organization that seeks to bring comfort and love to U.S. soldiers serving on active duty and the families they leave behind.

For more information on Letters to Soldiers, visit www.letterstosoldiers.org.

About Kimpton Cares Month:
Because caring is a way of being at Kimpton, the company works year-round to support local, regional and national charities, and during the month of February they put a special spotlight on charitable giving by declaring it Kimpton Cares Month. http://kimptonhotels.com/kimpton_cares.aspx“Kimpton has a long standing history of community involvement at all levels of the organization. ‘Kimpton Cares’ evolved out of our philosophy as business leaders we have a responsibility to serve the community,” says Niki Leondakis, chief operating officer of Kimpton Hotels. About Bambara: With a tempting New American Bistro menu featuring Executive Chef Dave Jones’ "World of Flavors" and a playful sense of whimsy and style, Bambara is one of downtown Salt Lake City’s liveliest restaurants. Bambara is open for breakfast, and dinner seven days a week, and lunch Monday through Friday. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling (801) 363-5454 or visit http://www.bambara-slc.com. Bambara is located at 202 South Main Street.

About the Hotel Monaco:
Like an urban oasis in the high desert, Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City is all about guilty pleasures. AAA Four Diamond rated and named Top 500 in the World and one of the World’s Best Business Hotels by Travel + Leisure Magazine, the 225 guest rooms and hotel suites offer up a mix of vibrant and soothing colors and eclectic style defined by plush, plump furniture, designer patterns and whimsical touches. Reservations and prices are available by calling (801) 595-0000. Located at 15 West 200 South in Downtown Salt Lake City. www.monaco-saltlakecity.com.


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