VIDEO: Selo Alkaranfil, Other Local Small Business Leaders Hold Memorable Charity Event
By Gina Liberto, Associate Editor // December 14, 2017
Masquerade, Martinis & Masterpieces BIG SUCCESS
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Space Coast Daily’s Gina Liberto presents “Styling The Space Coast” as she speaks with three of Brevard County’s most recognized people about their great charity events, being small business owners in Brevard and giving back. Gina Talks with Selo Alkaranfil of “SeloBration,” Grace Han, who owns and operates Red Ginger Restaurant and “Lady M”, Malak Hammad of “Malaks Dental Warriors.”
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — A favorite quote of Selo Alkaranfil by Kathy Calvin is “Giving is not just about making a donation, it’s about making a positive difference.”
Selo Alkaranfil of “Selobrate” is a local entrepreneur and pioneer determined to build a legacy of giving.
Through collaboration with Joanna Godwin, owner of EveryBody Massage and Grace Han owner of Red Ginger Restaurant, a spectacular event was created, the second annual “Masquerade, Martinis & Masterpieces.”
Held in early November at the Red Ginger of Melbourne, “Masquerade, Martinis & Masterpieces” transformed an already beautiful restaurant into the spectacular showroom.
Truly an evening to remember, the Red Carpet event featured fine art, dance performances, musical entertainment, delicious food, several sponsors and many partners.
Award-Winning Journalist Greg Pallone was the event auctioneer as the night was a whos-who in Brevard County.
The evening was a great success and many tears were shed as the mother of a child with cancer took us all on a not so pleasant journey while showing gratitude for Candlelighters of Brevard as it is and has been “A light of Hope for Kids with Cancer”
The Candlelighters of Brevard is a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer and their families by offering emotional support as well as financial assistance.
The evening’s success resulted in SELOBRATE and company raising over $7000.00 for Candlelighters.
The State Small Business Expo would like to thank, Mercedes of Melbourne, Spectrum News (News 13), Chuck Fresh and Karen Wooden of Radio TakeOver, Darlyne Mcgee, owner of Silhouette Hair Design, Inc., Babs Marich of StarBody and StarStaff Inc.,
The SSBX would also like to show gratitude to Detra Morris Narrigan with J. Hilburn, Joanna Godwin, owner of Every Body Massage, Buds & Bows Florals, Gisele Rieger, owner of Rio Beauty, NE Innovations, Absolutely Fabulous Event Rentals, Red Ginger, Malak Hammad of Marine Bank and Trust, Laura Kutryb with MS National United States Woman of Achievement, John Casey of Moesly Electric, SELOBRATE and Candlelighters of Brevard.
The success of the evening would not have been complete without the masterpieces delivered by, Concert Pianist Brian Gratchell, Jena Fair and Omar Khan of Shades of Soul, Saxophonist Paul Beach, Michael Mirand, Viviana Moscoso and Juan Esteban Alvarez of Salsa Heat.
Others contributing to the evenings entertainment were Exhibit Artist Christopher Maslow including Panther Brunotte and Yacu Malik, June Miller, J Hilburn by Detra Morris Narrigan, The Brevard Ballet Academy, Chris Marcelle & Larry Kaczmarek.
Alkaranfil, Godwin and Han thank everyone who made the evening possible as well as a great success and hope they along with the Space Coast Community continue to give and support those in need.
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