On November 22nd SLPowers and friends gathered at The Palm Beach Photographic Centre for the
6th Annual Margarita Ball. What a night it was!
Draped and dressed in shades of green, The Margarita Ball was the kickoff to the Holiday Season thanks to our incredible sponsors! Many thanks to VMware, Dell, WatchGuard, EVault, Compuware, StorageCraft, and Eaton — we greatly appreciate your support! We were thrilled to spend the evening welcoming clients, partners, friends and community supporters to collect toys and supplies for Community Friends.
The photography on display was stunning, the conversation– engaging, the energy– electric.
This year we decided to jazz up the Margarita theme and add a customizable margarita station with freshly pureed watermelon, strawberry and pineapple, as well as other complimentary mix-ins like mint and pomegranate. It was a hit! Everything went deliciously with our new signature margarita formula, created especially for Margarita Ball. (It’s a secret recipe, sorry!)
2013’s Margarita Ball had many firsts, but the most exciting is the debut of our homegrown band, The Lemmings! If you weren’t able to make it for the performance,check out the video below. We think our guys ROCKED it! (And no one had to jump off a cliff.)
Heath Gieson– Guitar and Vocals Mike Gavaghen– Lead Guitar and Vocals Robbie MacDonald– Guitar, Keyboard, Harmonica Chris Carson– Bass Tom Carracino– Guitar and Vocals Jesse Williams– Drums
After The Lemmings, Jason Montero took over. Everyone was delighted by his range of music and his impressive talent. A wonderful time was had by all, singing along and dancing.
With support from Margarita Ball attendees, we were able to collect over 400 toys for Community Friends!! How awesome! Thanks to all of our generous friends for attending. If you’d like more information on supporting our community and donating to Community Friends, see the information below. We’d be happy to connect you.
Community Friends Mission Statement
To bring joy, comfort, care and security to as many people as possible by collecting necessities such as food, clothing and other wearing apparel, as well as toiletries, books, videos, gifts, toys, candy and teddy bears for indigent, needy and/or sick children, abused women and children, the physically, emotionally and/or mentally challenged and the elderly in the Palm Beach County community.
Some of the organizations Community Friends helped this year:
Adopt a Family of the Palm Beaches
Alpert Jewish Family and Children’s Service
American Association of Caregiving Youth
Center for Family Services
Connie Goodale Breast Cancer Foundation
Conner Moran Children’s Cancer Foundation Crosspointe Elementary School
Family Central, Inc.
Guatemalan – Maya Center
Haitian American Tree Trust – numerous local churches Haitian Citizen United Task Force, Inc.
Legal Aid Society – Foster Children Project
Marie Louise Cancer Foundation
MorseLife Geriatric Center
Palm Beach Habilitation Center, Inc.
Parent – Child Center, Inc. @ St. Mary’s Hospital Program Reach – Homeless Shelter
Sickle Cell Foundation
Take Stock in Children
Urban Youth Impact
If you would like to be added to the Margarita Ball invite list for next year, just shoot us an email and let us know.
What would you like to see at next year’s event?
Thanks to Karla Korn for the spectacular images. If you are ever in need of a photographer in the West Palm Beach area, definitely get in touch with Karla. She was a pleasure to work with.
If you’re throwing a party and need bartenders, look no further than Potions in Motion. Beau and Christian were so much fun!
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