Mayor’s Gala raises record amount for Special Needs Advisory Board

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, November 29, 2023

     Partiers turned out in black tie for a Hollywood Nights glamour-themed Mayor’s Gala to support the Special Needs Advisory Board

     The Sept. 23 event at Roberto Alonso Community Center was presented by UniVida Medical Centers, which contributed $10,000. Overall, the night raised $32,302 for the board, $7,300 more than last year.

     “It was an incredible gala,” Mayor Manny Cid said at the Nov. 14 council meeting. “We are raising money to ensure we are a model town for inclusion,” he said in a video to promote the event.

     Drew and Cindy Vidaurrazaga of Vida Custom Designs sold engraved tumblers and contributed $400 to the cause. Other sponsors were Fantasy Designers which built and donated the party space inside the community center; Bacardi contributed the drinks; Chela’s Cocteleria supplied the food, said Joseph Sosa, assistant to the mayor.

The band 30 Hertz Music performed. Additional sponsors were Layer 8 SolutionsA/C Graphics Digital; Acebo Roofing Corp.; Acosta Tractors; Bel Air Maintenance; Cooling Power; Dr. Limon Ceviche Bar; EZ RX Pharmacy in Hallandale; First Origin Mortgage Lenders; Floridian Clinical Research; Gastesi, Lopez & Mestre, PLLC; Glenda Anders; Lakes Dialysis Center; Lakes Orthodontics; Lazarito’s Barber Shop; Mayor’s Café; Miami Lakes AutoMall; Miami Lakes Med Spa; Miami Luxury Auto Rental; New Century Ag; New Century Government Affairs; Nicklaus Children’s Hospital; NSU Med Center; Rolo Transport; Power Parties; SFM Services; Sierra Medical Center; Specialty Smiles Orthodontics; Sun City Strategies; Tank Brewing Co.; The Graham Companies; Office of Miami-Dade Commissioner Sen. Rene Garcia; The Trelles Cottage; Tommy’s Tuxedos; Vicky Bakery; Vida Custom Designs; VITAS Healthcare and VIVO Real Estate Group Photos courtesy of the Town of Miami Lakes.