Hard Hats and High Heels Event A Crowd Pleaser

By  //  September 26, 2014

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Brevard Habitat for Humanity fund raiser

The Hats and High Heels fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County drew on “The Wizard of Oz” for this year’s theme. Left to right, Board Chairman Bill Welser playing the Tin Man; Marilyn Cook, a Habitat volunteer playing the  Cowardly Lion; and Melody Weller as a munchkin. (Nancy Lundell image)

The Hats and High Heels fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County drew on “The Wizard of Oz” for this year’s theme. Left to right, Board Chairman Bill Welser playing the Tin Man; Marilyn Cook, a Habitat volunteer playing the Cowardly Lion; and Melody Weller as a munchkin. (Nancy Lundell image)

‘WORLD WHERE EVERYONE HAS A DECENT PLACE TO LIVE’

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – There’s No Place Like Home, the fourth annual Hard Hats and High Heels fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County drew on “The Wizard of Oz” for this year’s theme.

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Mayor Kathy Meehan as Glenda, the Good Witch; and Mary Kelly as the Wicked Witch of the West at the Hats and High Heels fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County. (Nancy Lundell image)

LEFT TO RIGHT: Dave Berkman, Mayor of Indialantic as the Scarecrow, with Mayor Kathy Meehan at the Hard Hats and High Heels fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County. (Nancy Lundell image)

And they did it in a grand way, thanks to the artistry of Link Johnsten, owner of Eau Gallie Florist. The Palm Bay ReStore was transformed into a folksy Kansas farm house with checkered tablecloths and bunches of sunflowers for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

And behind the curtain was an inner ballroom with a beautiful theatrical backdrop, dramatic lighting and movie screens for a Wizard of Oz experience complete with tornado.

As part of the 75th Anniversary of the “The Wizard of Oz”, Paramount Pictures offered the theme to Habitat International for their annual fundraisers.

Mayors of surrounding towns, participated as characters from the movie in costumes made by local volunteers. Palm Bay Mayor William Capote was the Wizard.

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It was a grand party with lots of drama, prizes and high value auction items.

To date, Habitat For Humanity of Brevard County volunteers have helped 325 local families with various kinds of housing needs, including new homes, renovated homes and critical repairs.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

NANCY & DRAKE LUNDELL have joined with Maverick Multimedia’s SpaceCoastDaily.com and  Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine and covers the social, cultural and artistic scene in Brevard County. Nancy and Drake Lundell cover the social, cultural and artistic scene in Brevard County for Maverick Multimedia’s SpaceCoastDaily.com and Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine.  Nancy is also a Realtor with Prudential Sterling Properties of Indian Harbour Beach and Drake, who is also a licensed real estate sales associate, serves as her marketing manager. 

To reach Nancy and Drake Lundell call 321-474-3890 or e-mail Nancysellshomes4u@gmail.com


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