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Taste of Lee attracts thousands of people to downtown Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The first Taste of Lee drew thousands of people to downtown Saturday.

WINK News talked to some of the restaurants on site, who said events like this help them bring in business. Kimberly Pitej works at Jill’s Joint on Industrial Parkway in Cape Coral.

“We are such a hidden place, and we are hard to find. If word gets out then people will come in,” she said.

Pitej is not the only who hoped this event would bring exposure to their business.

“We thought this is a great way to get our logo in front of people, hand our menus out,” said Christa Epp with Eleven Eleven Cafe.

From 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., people had the chance to sample food from all the vendors. A portion of the proceeds goes to Lee County Legal Aid Society, which provides legal counsel to families on a limited income.

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