Halloween event benefitted Milagro Center’s Programs

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The Delray Beach Initiative held a festive and fun Halloween fundraising event on Friday, Oct. 30, at the Delray Beach Elks Lodge 1770 to benefit the nonprofit arts and education-based Milagro Center. The “Hollywood Horror”-themed party was attended by greater than 120 supporters and friends all dressed in Halloween costumes with a decidedly “Hollywood” flair. Highlights of the evening included a live auction of sports and vacation packages, entertainment-based raffle prizes, best costume and pumpkin carving contests, and delicious food provided by many of Delray Beach’s best restaurants all set against a spectacular horror décor created by Twin- Star Home Furnishings employees, and great dance music provided by Bassline Entertainment. “The support of the community is vital to ensuring the long-term success of a child who starts life at-risk of educational and social failure,” said Milagro Center’s President & CEO Barbara Stark. “With the involvement of caring and committed individuals and local companies, the cycle of poverty and academic failure can be reversed. By supporting Milagro Center, our children will have a better and brighter future and will become self-sufficient successful members of our community.” Stark continued, “We thank the Delray Beach Initiative for making this evening possible for Milagro Center. The generous funds raised from this event will directly benefit the cultural arts and academic enrichment classes we offer each day to our children and teens attending Milagro Center.”