From the Pride Center in Wilton Manors:
Wicked Manors, the Halloween Celebration founded in 2007, will once again return to Wilton Drive under the direction of The Pride Center at Equality Park in collaboration with The City of Wilton Manors. This historic, entertaining block party will occur Thursday, October 31, 2013 starting at 7:00 PM and will benefit the vital programs and services of The Pride Center.
Doug Cureton, Co-Founder of Wicked Manors 2007, has agreed to chair the block party again this year. “I am thrilled to help organize a fabulous, fun evening for the community," says Cureton. "It is very exciting to see the city of Wilton Manors and The Pride Center collaborate on another event. Local event-planning 'guru' Bobby Kyser has joined the Planning Committee, so this event will be over the top. We have all sorts of surprises planned.”
The block party will be held on Wilton Drive from NE 21st Court to N. Dixie Highway. Traffic will be blocked off starting at 3:00 PM to provide a safe area for costumed guests to celebrate the Halloween festivities. Plans include a Main Stage with DJ and costume contests. The always-entertaining Miss Misty Eyez will serve as hostess on the main stage throughout the evening.
“We are so excited to have Wicked Manors return to the Drive and benefit The Center”, says Robert Boo, CEO of The Pride Center. “We also have engaged the talents of Iron Forge Press and Puppet Network. These creators of the successful Florida Day of the Dead event in F.A.T. Village now work on the Equality Park campus. Their skills will enhance the evening.”
To learn more about the event and stay abreast of additional activities surrounding the block party, keep checking out our website, www.WickedManors.org. Contact Doug Cureton, Wicked Manors Chair at [email protected] or Roger Roa, Director of Development at [email protected] for sponsorship opportunities.
The Pride Center's Mission is to "provide a welcoming, safe space--an inclusive home--that celebrates, nurtures and empowers the LGBTQ communities and our friends and neighbors in South Florida." Last year, over 20,000 people attended Center activities; outreach activities over the past year directly impacted another 30,000+ individuals in South Florida.