Gecko Ball 2013: Gecko Night Fever!
August 24, 2013: 6pm to 11pm
Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. South, Gulfport, FL
GULFPORT, FL: Gulfport’s annual Gecko Ball returns on Saturday, August 24th. “Gecko Night Fever” is the celebratory theme of this year’s festivities.
Dust off that polyester leisure suit and shine that disco ball! "Gecko Night Fever" will be theme of Gulfport’s Fifth Annual Gecko Ball.
“Gecko Night Fever” will evoke the 1970s disco era, including the music, dance moves, outfits, hair and fads of the 70s.
This year, the Gecko Ball will be held at the historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom (5500 Shore Blvd. South) from 6 to 11pm on Saturday, August 24th.
The event gets larger and more popular each year, including costumes, over the top décor, cocktail specials, hors d’oeuvre, a dinner buffet, silent auctions, and the popular live auction of geckos created by local artists.
New this year: a Gecko Queen and her Court will be presented to assembled ball-goers. Dress as a disco diva, or gecko-fy yourself, or try a combination. A costume contest will determine some of the best outfits in the house. (Costumes are encourages but are not mandatory.)
A live DJ will spin some of the most popular music of the era, perfect for dancing. There will be many other surprises in store, creating what has become known as Gulfport's Party of the Year!
The Gecko Ball occurs one week prior to the Gecko Fest street festival each year, and a portion of proceeds from the two events along with the annual Gecko Pub Crawl to be held August 10th this year, annually benefit a local cause or charity.
This year, a portion of proceeds will be allotted to create a new work of public art in Gulfport’s Waterfront District.
Additionally, another portion of proceeds will be used to purchase needed equipment for the Gulfport Little League program as well as staples for the Gulfport Senior Center Pantry.
For more information and updates on the Gecko Ball, go to the Gecko Ball Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/Geckoball.
THE GECKO BALL IS NOW SOLD OUT!!
This message just in from Gecko Ball organizers:
“We are pleased that the event has become so popular, but we have reached our maximum capacity for this year. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Mark your calendar for next year! Gecko Ball 2014 will take place on Saturday, August 23rd. Watch for ticket sales announcements a few weeks prior to the date.”
Gecko Fest, Gecko Ball and Gecko Pub Crawl are all sponsored by the Gulfport Merchants Association.
Contact Daniel Hodge (727)-366-4086 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The Gecko Ball would like to gratefully acknowledge the following businesses and individuals who have donated items to our silent auction fundraiser, or who have provided promotional consideration.
Watch for more donors to be added to the list in the weeks to come and a final list in the Program for the Ball.
If you or a business can donate, please contact Emme McMahon at: email@example.com
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“Hooray For Geckowood!” Came To Gulfport in 2012
Highlights from the Gecko Ball Red Carpet.
Oh what fun on August 25, 2012 as the Gulfport Merchants Association put on a stunning Gecko Ball at the Peninsula Inn in Gulfport Florida. Greg Stemm was the Host of the Red carpet and many glamorous attendees were present. Thanks to the wonderful committee of the Gulfport Merhcants Association who did it again with Glamor and Glitz!
(Thank you Gail Biron, City of Gulfport)
All events are sponsored by the Gulfport Merchants Association.