On Friday, April 23, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas & West Pasco Counties hosted a tropical-themed evening at Paul’s Landing, the acclaimed indoor/outdoor restaurant at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort.
The “Havana Nights” party sponsored by Crown Automotive featured live music, Cuban-inspired cuisine, a mojito bar and hand-rolled cigars. Homeowners Michelle Baur and Allison Feeley-Roache gave testimonials, and longtime Habitat volunteers Dan and Carolyn Stowers were presented with the Silver Nail Legacy Award in recognition of their many years of service.
During the live auction, Steve & Nancy Westphal (owners of 400 Beach, Parkshore Grille, The Hangar) kicked off the “Bids from the Heart” with a $50,000 challenge donation. In all, thanks to supporters and sponsors, the event raised over $430,000 to support affordable homeownership opportunities for deserving families.