Dancers in flapper dresses and sequins glide across the dance floor as their
partners in pin-striped suits and bowler hats lead them in the Foxtrot, the
Waltz, and of course the Charleston. It would seem fitting that bootleg
liquor couldn’t be far from the action, but The Bubbly Bar is hardly a threat
to prohibition. That’s because the year isn’t 1924, but instead 2016 and
the event isn’t hidden in a back alley speakeasy. This is a black tie
affair at downtown Tampa’s District 3, the Fostering Hope Roaring 20’s Gala Presented by The MacKinnon Family Foundation celebrated A Kid’s Place style. This night was a way for supporters to
“Foster Hope” for children in foster care from all over the greater Tampa Bay
area and specifically those who temporarily call A Kid’s Place home.
successful evening brought in over $100,000 for our foster children! Guests enjoyed sumptuous food by Core Concepts, entertainment provided by The Aerial Dragons, live and
silent auctions, and time to dance the night away to the wildly-popular Atlanta
Party Band. Tampa Chief of Police Eric Ward got into the spirit and
allowed himself to be auctioned off as part of the “Pardon the Chief” challenge. A special guest won a one of a kind sculpture by Dominique Martinez from Rustic Steel Creations that touched the hearts of everyone in the room!.
If Gatsby himself had overseen the gala he would have been hard-pressed to plan
more lavish entertainment or decadent food than what guests were treated
to. Dining, drinking and dancing are great ways to spend a Saturday
night, but raising funds for foster children as a bonus only adds to an evening
to remember. The Gala has turned out to be a true signature event for A
Kid’s Place supporters and we look forward to continuing to “Foster Hope” for
the children at A Kid’s Place.
Thank you to our very generous sponsors who helped make the evening spectacular and “Fostered Hope” for all the children who call A Kid’s Place home.