Join us in the beautiful Van Wezel Grand Foyer for an enchanted evening of live entertainment by Kara Nally, dancing, waterfront dining, upscale silent auction and the inspiring true life story of human trafficking survivor, Ira Lee Baker, as we celebrate our community's movement to end the trafficking of children in our community and abroad.
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During the Cocktail Reception from 6:00 – 7:00 PM you can bid on an array of silent auction items, enjoy complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and cocktails, browse and purchase merchandise, as well as learn more about Ark of Freedom and the numerous opportunities available to help end child trafficking in our community and abroad.
Throughout the evening, cap off your already stylish outfit with handmade and custom jewelry pieces, priced from $40 to $400, from the Official Jeweler of Free the Children 2014, Sanders & Franklin.
Everyone will be seated at 7:00 PM,
Following a Feature Presentation, enjoy dinner, prepared by Mattison's, dancing and
entertainment by the Kara Nally Band from 8:30 until 10:00pm.
Wait, the fun doesn’t stop there! Gather your official gala hospitality bag and head over to the VIP After-Party where you will finish out the night with cocktails, lite bites, music, dancing, and the unveiling of your mask!
Looking for a change from the typical Halloween debauchery in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa or Orlando? Come on over! Our host hotel, Hampton Inn & Suites - Sarasota/Bradenton Airport, is just minutes from Downtown Sarasota Nightlife. Enjoy the Gala, then enjoy the Halloween festivities the rest of the evening. Follow this link to book your roooms with Gala discount.