More than 330 supporters helped to create happily ever afters for the most at-risk youth in our community at Children First’s Fairytale Ball: the Enchanted Library. The evening focused on the organization’s mission to strengthen children and families, and provided many opportunities to support the nationally award-winning Head Start programming through live and silent auctions. This year’s live auction gave attendees a chance to win a trip to New York City for the Heisman Trophy Experience, complete with a stay at the iconic Lotte New York Palace Hotel. The night also featured a Challenge Match, which was kick started by a generous $50,000 donation from Keith & Linda Monda and the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation with support from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. Krystel & Matt Beall, Carol & Richard Kalikow, Lisa & Mitch Olan, and Jo & Stan Rutstein co-chaired the event.
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