Mayor's Ball 2016

Mayor's Ball Inspires Community to Help Homeless 

 Art, original music and professional dancers entertained guests at the third annual Mayor’s Ball.  The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County delivered on its promise that attendees would “Be Inspired.”  More than 560 people attended the February 27 event at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

Palm Beach County Mayor Mary Lou Berger continued what has become a tradition in Palm Beach County by lending her name to a gala to benefit homeless services.  The proceeds from this year’s ball will help place 300 men, women and children into permanent housing through the Homeless Coalition’s Creating Housing Opportunities program.  The program pays rental deposits to move those who are experiencing homelessness or living in temporary housing into permanent homes.

The Palm Beach AllStars Band got the dancing started by surprising Mayor Berger with a rendition of “Hello Mary Lou.” After her spotlight dance, Berger thanked the crowd and emphasized the purpose of the event.

Photos: Courtesy Leonard Bryant Photography

 

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