Habitat for Humanity wowed gala attendees on Friday, November 3 at The Breakers, Palm Beach with their Electric Carnival themed gala. Chaired by former newswoman Emily Pantelides, this Annual black-tie Gala is Habitat's largest fundraising event of the year. Honorary Chairs included Dale and Cathy Hedrick, and Herme de Wyman Miro as the International Chair.
The event raised just shy of $300,000 for Habitat for Humanity, breaking a 30 year record. Proceeds will help Habitat further its mission of assisting local lower-income families to achieve the dream of home ownership in our community.
The evening featured an elegant cocktail hour in the Mediterranean Ballroom, with passed hors d'oeuvres and a substantial four-sided open bar. To 'top it off', servers sported Habitat for Humanity hard hats. The room was filled with Palm Beach elites and socialites. Among the crowd was former US Congressman Mark Foley, business man Joe Pietramesa, West Palm Beach District 5 Commissioner Shannon Materio, and many more.
As the cocktail hour came to a close, guests were escorted to the Venetian Ballroom draped in white orchids, candles, and crystal accents. The three-course fine dining experience included a crab cake appetizer, beef short ribs, and a selection of carnivalesque desserts. LED performances impressed and engaged the crowd, including two 15 foot robotic dancers and acrobatic performers.
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Habitat for Humanity is celebrating 30 years of serving Palm Beach County. Habitat for Humanity helps build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable shelter. Future homeowners partner with Habitat to build a home and a better future for themselves and their families. To support Habitat and help strengthen our community, you can make financial contributions or donate your time by volunteering. Volunteer opportunities are available in their ReStore and Thrift Stores, administrative offices, and on construction sites.
For more information on how to get involved, visit their website.