The Fascinator Party for Habitat for Humanity in the Upper Keys is going to be so much fun!

Nikki Neves, Community Outreach Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity in the Upper Keys, joined Good Morning Keys on KeysTalk 96.9/102.5FM yesterday morning to talk about their projects.

The Fascinator Party is coming up in February.

Neves said, “It’s going to take place on Wednesday, February 7, it’s from 3 to 6pm. It’s going to be at the Ocean Harbor Condominium Clubhouse, which is located at 87851 Old Highway. This is going to be really fun. Think about a Tea Party, we’re going to have some bubbles, we’ll have some tea sandwiches and it’s going to be an opportunity to bid on fascinators which, if you don’t know what those are, those are those fun Derby hats that you see for the Kentucky Derby. You can add a touch of glamour to your ensemble, maybe playing your outfit for the cocktail party from that. We’re also going to have a really exciting auction going on. If anybody was interested in this, it is limited to 50 people and you can purchase tickets on our website. Call our office as well 305-453-0050. We’d be happy to talk more about it with you.”

The cocktail party will follow this event.

Neves said, “That’s our big event. This is actually the 21st annual cocktail party. So if you’ve not been to it, you definitely want to check this out. It’s taking place Friday, March 8, the main event is 6:30 to 10:30 at Chica Lodge and Spa, our theme Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses. So most of you know the Kentucky Derby is full of fun, fashion, big hats, we are going to also have some casino style gaming. So that’s going to be a really fun part of it, too. We also have a VIP reception that starts at 5:30. It’s going to be on the garden lawn at Chica. We’re going to have a bourbon tasting.”

Tickets for the main event are $250, including food and all the fun. The VIP reception and cocktail party tickets are $500.

Neves said, “You could reserve a table so you got a bunch of friends that want to come, you get a reserved table 10 tickets to the party, that’s $4,000. If you wanted to do the VIP package, with 10 tickets to the main party and the VIP we’ve got that available also for $5,500. Tickets are available right now you can go online. You can also find that information on our social media. Seats are limited for this so you definitely want to check that out sooner than later. We ask that you do purchase or RSVP by March 1, and again that events going to be March 8.”

There are still sponsorship opportunities available.

Neves said, “We absolutely would still love to have you sponsor. I believe that our posters have been created. So there’s some limited opportunity for certain types of advertisement. But yes, of course you can still sponsor that event. We’ve actually had some wonderful sponsors that make this happen. American Caribbean Real Estate, First Horizon Bank and the Florida Keys Board of Realtors are our presenting sponsors. Thank you to everyone who’s sponsoring.

What are some of the projects that Habitat is working on?

Neves said, “We’re proud to say we actually complete 63 homes since being incorporated in 1989. Monroe County and the Village of Islamorada has donated almost all of that property to us. So that really helps. CBT Construction keeps the cost of the materials down and donated for the construction project. We’re excited if you don’t know about the project we have going on right now by PKS. We’re building eight single family homes there. That’s in progress now. We’re about to break ground on Valencia Street, which is in Key Largo by John Pennekamp. Also we are going to be building four more single family homes on Poinsettia Avenue. So a lot going on. If you’re interested in coming to our cocktail party, donating to our organization in general, every dollar goes to these projects. So it’s really important and we’re looking for your support and appreciate the community.”

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