Union Planters Plaza to Host Plazapalooza Fallfest October 10 Benefitting Jack & Jill Children's Center

Families are invited to enjoy a day of food, children's activities and live entertainment

Oct 7, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Planters Plaza welcomes families to celebrate fall in its community green space during its annual Plazapalooza Fallfest on Saturday, October 10 from 2-8 p.m. Activities include a mini pumpkin patch, hay rides and live performances for all ages with proceeds benefiting Jack & Jill Children's Center in Fort Lauderdale.


The newest restaurant at the center, Buenos Aires Cafe, will barbeque meats outside on an Argentinian grill and offer a portion of its sales to Jack & Jill. Piola, an international pizza franchise owned by a local couple, will serve a free kid's meal with the purchase of an adult meal. Chill-N will hand out samples of its creamy, nitrogen made-to-order ice cream, and The Babysitting Club will get into the spirit of Halloween with a children's face-painting station.

Live entertainment will feature singer Jimmy Barkan who also owns Barkan Method Hot Yoga at Union Planters Plaza and Buenos Aires tango dancers. The event will also include a raffle with prizes donated from several of the shopping center's retailers. All raffle proceeds will be donated to benefit the families of Jack & Jill Children's Center.

"Jack & Jill Children's Center is thrilled to be the chosen charity for the Plazapalooza Fallfest," said Jennifer Swercheck, development manager for Jack & Jill Children's Center. "Jack & Jill works to break the cycle of poverty for children of low-income, working families in Broward County. Proceeds from this event will help us provide much needed services in our local community!"

Plazapalooza Fallfest is sponsored in part by several of the retailers at Union Planters Plaza including Bamboo Wellness, Buenos Aires Cafe, Chill-N, European Wax Center, GBS The Beauty Store, Piola, Pure Barre, and Stash Boutique, all of whom will have booths at the festival showcasing their products and services to the community.

About Jack & Jill Children's Center

Jack & Jill Children's Center, located at 1315 W. Broward Boulevard, is a private, not-for-profit child care and family support center focused on stabilizing, educating and empowering children and families in Broward County since 1942.  Every day, the Center helps break the cycle of poverty for children of low-income working families through a unique and holistic approach that combines the highest quality of early childhood education services with caring and structured family intervention and support.  For more information, please visit www.jackandjillcenter.org.

About Union Planters Plaza

Union Planters Plaza is ideally located between downtown and residential Fort Lauderdale. EDENS has evolved the center into a true local favorite, where friends, neighbors and families can gather and relax. A thriving Whole Foods Market and Dick's Sporting Goods anchor the 155,000 square foot center. EDENS has redeveloped and expanded the center with a fresh, community-oriented merchandising mix of new retailers including Etiquette Boutique, Pure Barre, The Barkan Method and Sage, and enhanced the neighborhood feel by adding intimate plaza spaces.

About EDENS:

EDENS develops, owns and operates community shopping centers in primary markets across the country. Focusing on innovative development and redevelopment together with key acquisitions in urban areas, the company has built an institutional-quality portfolio of 136 retail centers. EDENS has regional headquarters in Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Houston and Columbia, SC. For additional information about the company and its retail real estate portfolio, please visit www.edens.com.  

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For further information: Event Contact: Aileen Van Pelt, 954-622-4202, [email protected]