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Real Men Bake and Rock at the Sock Hop raises money for Women’s Club
Thanks to men showing off their baking skills, the Women’s Club of Delray Beach has $10,000 more.
This year’s offerings prepared by volunteer bakers, ranged from Cheeseburger Quiche offered by City Commissioner Mitch Katz, to Smoke Kingfish Pate from former Mayor Tom Carney. Other treats included Bacon Bourbon Chocolate Cookies from Chamber of Commerce Vice President Todd L’Herrou and hand-dipped Thin Mint Chocolate Cookies from Delray Beach Public Library Director Alan Kornblau.
This year’s winners of the “People’s Choice” competition were Delray Beach Police Officer Steve Swanson and friend Bruce Warzoha, who finished first; the team of Delray Beach Community Improvement Director Michael Coleman and the city’s Downtown Manager Jamael Stewart in second place; and Loic Autret of the French Bakery in third place.
There were about 25 volunteer bakers and 200 guests at the event.
Polo Club donates to AVDA
The Polo Club of Boca Raton selected Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse as one of the beneficiaries of the Polo Club Gives Back Week of Giving.
The club presented AVDA with a check for $63,773.95 to name the second floor family wing at AVDA’s emergency shelter.
The wing will now be called “New Beginnings Wing- Dedicated to the Strong and Courageous Families Who Live Here- A Gift from the Polo Club of Boca Raton.”
The gift helps cover some of the loan the nonprofit took out to rebuild its 1953-shelter with a new building. Now, the remaining amount of the loan totals $76,000, according to AVDA officials.
For more information, or to make a donation, please call 561-265-3797 or e-mail mforce@avda-fl.com.  Donations can also be made online at www.avdaonline.org.
Delray Beach Initiative raises $13,000 for Family Promise
The Delray Beach Initiative raised more than $13,000 for Family Promise of South Palm Beach County during its mini-golf event at Putt’n Around.
The funds will be used to support families experiencing homelessness and help them transition to sustainability.
City works on Secrest Beautification Project
The city is upgrading roads, landscaping and crosswalks as part of the Seacrest Beautification Project.
Northeast Second Avenue between Lake Ida Road and George Bush Blvd. will received wider roads to accommodate newly-designated bike lanes, decorative street lighting, brick paver crosswalk, irrigation and landscaping.
City officials estimate the project will last through November.
While work is in progress, the following roads will be closed: Northeast Second Avenue between Lake Ida Road and George Bush Blvd. will be closed to the general public.  Northbound and southbound traffic will be detoured to Swinton Avenue. Northeast Second Avenue will be open to residents only.
Seek in the City – CLUE
To our Chamber you must ride and discover something deep inside A secret object of great desire Is what your team must acquire During office hours is the only time To gain this advantage, July 25 to 29. www.seekinthecitydelray.com