|Bradenton, April 1, 2014, – The 21st Annual Tropical Nights celebration to benefit Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee will be held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Renaissance on 9th. The “Vegas Lights” theme will feature elaborate food displays, specialty drinks, live entertainment, casino-style games, interactive photo shoots, silent auction and raffles. New this year is a “Chill Lounge” tribute to the posh Las Vegas nightclub scene. All proceeds go to the programs of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, including The Food Bank of Manatee. The Master of Ceremonies will be Bob Harrigan, ABC7’s Chief Meteorologist.
Individual tickets are $150 per person ($100 is tax-deductible) and may be purchased by visiting www.mealsonwheelsplus.org or by calling 941-747-4655. All of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the programs of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, including The Food Bank of Manatee, Daybreak Adult Day Center, and Senior Wheels.
“Our Tropical Nights event always has a fun, light-hearted atmosphere. Guests will really enjoy this year as we bring Las Vegas glitz and games to Renaissance on 9th,” says Maribeth Phillips, Chief Executive Officer for Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee.
Tropical Nights would not be possible without the support of the community. Sponsors and supporters for this year’s event include BB&T, Blalock Walters, P.A., Boar’s Head, Brown & Brown Insurance, Bouchard Insurance, Bradenton Herald, Bright House Networks, Cool Today, CS&L CPA’s, Detweiler’s Propane Gas Service, Florida Power & Light, Forristall Enterprises, Jim Toomey, Johnson Printing, Living on the Suncoast, LGM Contracting/Merucci Equipment Company, Manatee Herald Tribune, Manatee Memorial Hospital, Mauldin & Jenkins, Med X Change, Mosaic, Re-Ex Insurance Brokers, and South Florida Museum, Suncoast Gems, TDS Construction, Inc., Turner Tree & Landscape, and Walgreens.
About Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee – Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee is a 4-Star Charity, the highest rating of Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator and is the winner of the 2013 Overall Non-Profit of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Since 1972, Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee has been providing nutritional assistance and caring, supportive services to individuals in their homes or in centers throughout Manatee County, helping them to continue to live independently. Over 60 percent of the Meals on Wheels PLUS funds must be raised through local donations, grants, and fundraising projects. For information on how to donate or volunteer, go to www.mealsonwheelsplus.org or call 941-747-4655.