Hannah Martin hosts 5th Annual Birthday Fundraiser benefitting South Walton Academy, Special Olympics Florida — Walton County, and Westonwood Ranch “La Lumière: Party of the Gods”
Broker Associate, Hannah Martin, of The Premier Property Group is pleased to announce her 5th Annual Birthday Fundraiser will benefit South Walton Academy, Special Olympics Florida — Walton County, and Westonwood Ranch. The three-day event, titled “La Lumière: Party of the Gods”, presented by Destin Plastic Surgery and Duckies Shop of Fun, will take place Friday through Sunday, February 8-10, 2019, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa.
The weekend will kick off with a newly added VIP dinner on Friday, February 8 beginning at 6:30pm, titled “La Lumière: Feast of the Gods,” in the Coastal Ballroom. The sophisticated and elegant dining experience will showcase exquisite cuisine that beautifully complements the highly rated and allocated Fluery Wines. Guests will enjoy an intimate evening of live musical performances including a yet to be announced headlining performance by award winning artists, live theatrical performances and a live painting from renowned artist, Justin Gaffrey. An exciting live auction of highly coveted and curated items and experiences will round out “Feast of the Gods” providing attendees an opportunity to further support the causes that Hannah Martin and La Lumiére hold close to their hearts. A limited number of tables of eight will be sold at $3,500 per table.
Guests attending “La Lumiére: Party of the Gods” are invited to partake in the “Goddess Glam Lounge” on Saturday, February 9, from 10am – 5pm, where ladies will have the opportunity to schedule hair and makeup appointments with the stylists of Avantgarde Salon in the Heron Room at The Hilton. A limited number of spots are available at $100 per appointment of hair or makeup. Food and drinks will be available for purchase and those interested should contact Stacy Agerton at (850) 654-5057 and mention La Lumiére. Avantgarde Salon will donate proceeds from this day to La Lumiére.
The weekend’s main event, “La Lumière: Party of the Gods”, will be an evening of otherworldy decadence on Saturday, February 9, beginning at 6:30pm. For a $225 donation to attend, guests will party like the Gods, enjoying an open bar until 11pm and complimentary culinary delights in the Emerald Ballroom. There will be live musical performances, live theatrical acts, interactive guest experiences, a late-night DJ and more fun and excitement than a mere mortal should have. Mr. Big and The Rhythm Sister’s will take the stage, Aerial Dragons Entertainment out of Miami, Florida will revel through the crowd, and Epic Photo Co.’s interactive photo booths will commemorate the “Party of the Gods.” Zeus and Hades will be your hosts for the night and take you on a journey from the heavens to the underworld.
The weekend festivities will culminate with a “Morning on Mt. Olympus Champagne Brunch” on Sunday, February 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. where guests can regroup, refuel, rehash, and refresh in the Coastal Ballroom. Guests will be given the opportunity to gently come back down to earth after a weekend of divine experiences beyond the bounds of earthly restraints. Attendees will feast on fare by The Hilton and sip on Four Cellars champagne provided by the Grammy Award Winning super group, Little Big Town, while listening to relaxing live music. Tickets and details of the brunch are forthcoming.
This will be Martin’s 5th annual fundraiser to celebrate her birthday. The “La Lumière” events have raised over $185,000 to-date, but Martin is always looking to the future and hopes to grow the event to be even bigger and better than in years past.
“Through ticket sales, raffle, auction, and other facets of the event, we hope to set the bar even higher than before,” Martin said. “We have amazing charities that we are raising funds for this year, and with the help of our community, I know we can make a huge impact in their programs.”
Guests are highly encouraged to get creative with Grecian inspired cocktail attire for Friday night’s “La Lumière: Feast of the Gods”. Attendees will be asked to elevate their Grecian ensemble to black tie formal for Saturday night’s “La Lumière: Party of the Gods”.
La Lumière’s official lodging partner, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa, will be offering discounted room rates to La Lumière eventgoers. Those interested in making a weekend out of it should visit www.hannahmartinsparty.com to book their stay.
Exclusive ticket opportunities for the weekend events are limited and can be purchased at www.hannahmartinsparty.com. An array of customized sponsorship opportunities are exclusively available for companies wanting to get their brand in front of the Emerald Coast’s elite. For ticket purchases, sponsorship or for more information, please visit www.hannahmartinsparty.com or contact Hannah Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Promotional video by Ben Rosenau with Sunset Pictures Company can be found here.
About La Lumière Foundation
La Lumière started as a way for Hannah Martin, the founder of La Lumière Foundation, to turn her birthday celebration into an opportunity to give back to her community. Five years and over $185,000 later, Martin and the foundation have created an advocacy network for the Walton County special needs community. It is the hope that with continued success of this annual event, this fund will develop into a steadfast support system where all members of the special needs community can grow and prosper without the need of funding. To learn more about La Lumière visit their website at https://www.hannahmartinsparty.com.
About South Walton Academy
South Walton Academy is a private, non-profit inclusion school in Santa Rosa Beach, FL – the first of its kind in Walton County. The school serves all children ages three years old through 6th grade. South Walton Academy provides a learning environment that helps every child achieve success while maximizing their individual potential. Accommodations are in place to help bridge the gap between communication and children with Autism, while inclusive classrooms create awareness, foster compassion, and promote advocacy. Learn more at www.southwaltonacademy.com.
About Special Olympics Florida — Walton County
Special Olympics Florida — Walton County provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults 8 years of age and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Walton County. We currently serve over 100 athletes in the County who compete in 11 different sports at the local, area and state level area for each sport. There are over 300 potential athletes in Walton County alone. Florida is the first state and Walton County is one of the first programs to offer Stand Up Paddle as a Special Olympics Sport. All programs are provided at no charge to the athletes or their families. Your donations cover sports equipment, uniforms, travel and lodging expenses for local, area and state competitions. To find out more, please visit http://specialolympicsflorida.org/walton/.
About Westonwood Ranch
The overall mission of Westonwood Ranch is to fill the gap in transition services as young adolescents enter adulthood. Its central focus is to utilize the medium of agriculture to provide meaningful pre-vocational training, social opportunities for young individuals on the autism spectrum via hands on mentoring and specific skill training in a safe, nurturing, green farm environment. Students experience continuing opportunities to explore and expand their interests through participation in fine arts and crafts, agricultural and equestrian activities, as well as opportunities to integrate with community members through internships, community volunteering and employment. There is also a focus on individual health and well-being which makes our program a truly unique model. To find out more about Westonwood Ranch, please visit: www.westonwood.org