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Updated: 03/26/2014 08:00:09AM

Grand opening held for Plaza on the Cape

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SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS, photobw17@gmail.com
Seeking out a shady spot, Julie Bedell decided to pick up and move the table that she had set up for the grand opening and plaza name unveiling on Saturday at the new Plaza on the Cape on Gasparilla Road. The grand opening celebration was also a benefit for E.A.R.S. Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary, Homes for our Troops and Kids' Needs of Greater Englewood.

SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS, photobw17@gmail.com
Plaza on the Cape committee members for the grand opening and new plaza name unveiling, Joe and Becky Borci, Priscilla Borci, John Hegedes, Doreen Gentz, Margarita Eriksson, Deborah Hegedes and Guy Borci, representing Pig N' Whistle, Borci Realty, Golden Key Properties and Harbor Home Services the current store fronts in the plaza.

SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS, photobw17@gmail.com
E.A.R.S. was one of the nonprofits that benefitted from the Saturday event at Plaza on the Cape. Volunteers Paula Hines, Marion Lutz, Teresa Short, Dawn Layne, Mary Curtis, Bobbi Austin and Gail Houghton with just a few of the animals that they were hoping would be adopted Saturday.

SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS, photobw17@gmail.com
Phlebotomist Mike Delsole with Charlotte Blood Centers, Cass Shaak and Jim Fournier, who had just donated blood and received Lucky Charm shirts as a thank you.

SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS, photobw17@gmail.com
Nine-year-old Desirae Simon watches as her mother Melissa Simon paints the face of 6-year-old Nina Wasluk while at the plaza opening Saturday.

SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS, photobw17@gmail.com
Neville Crumpton and his son Benjamin, 12, with The American Metal Sign Company had hundreds of signs to offer.

SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS, photobw17@gmail.com
Justin Halladay buying fresh tomatoes from the produce booth of Susan Vollmer, soon to be yet another permanent resident at the Plaza on the Cape.

SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS, photobw17@gmail.com
Six-year-old Caleb Way had his face painted as Spider-Man while at the event.

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