(GayWebSource.com) Pridelines Youth Services, South Florida’s oldest LGBTQ youth services organization, will celebrate its 30th “Pearl” Anniversary on Saturday, August 18, from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at The Villa by Barton G. on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach. Over the past seven years, the Pridelines Gala has helped Pridelines raise significant funds to continue providing safe spaces, social support, skills building, and referrals services for the youth it serves.
This year’s Pearl Anniversary promises to be Pridelines’ most spectacular, with an open bar courtesy of GREY GOOSE® Cherry Noir Vodka and delectable hors d’oeuvres by Barton G. The 250 guests will be entertained by DJ Nancy Starr and singer/songwriter EnVee, and can bid to their hearts’ content on amazing silent auction items, including seven nights for up to two rooms at the luxurious St. James Club in Antigua, seven nights for up to two rooms at the five-star Palm Island in The Grenadines, seven nights at The Veranda Resort and Spa in Antigua, restaurant gift cards, massages, and much, much more.
Originally built in 1930, Casa Casuarina, Ocean Drive’s most renowned mansion was exquisitely restored, expanded and embellished in 1992 by a world-famous Italian couturier…and remains the country’s second-most photographed home next to the White House.
Events impresario/restaurateur Barton G. Weiss took over the property in 2009, and reopened it as a as The Villa by Barton G. The venue will provide an amazing – and enticing — backdrop for Pridelines Youth Services’ 30th Anniversary “Pearl” Celebration.
Pridelines Youth Services is a grassroots 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by gay youth for gay youth and their allies in the wake of Anita Bryant’s “Save Our Children” campaign. Pridelines’ mission is to support, educate and empower South Florida’s LGBTQ youth in a safe and diverse environment as well as to foster dialogue and cultivate social change. For more than 28 years, Pridelines has provided safe space, social support, skills building, leadership development and referrals to mental health, health care and support services for LGBTQ youth and their straight allies between the ages of 13 and 24.
Pridelines is located at 9526 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 104, in Miami Shores. For more information about Pridelines, call (305) 571-9601, or visit www.pridelines.org.
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