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We look forward to seeing you at the NEWH Sunshine Chapter’s SOUL Shine Festival of the Arts next week on Friday, November 3rd at the Winter Park Event Center located at 1050 West Morse Blvd. in Winter Park. See flyer attached and below, please find a couple quick reminders.

What is the agenda?
5:00-6:30 pm Cocktail/Networking Reception. Open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres outside on the breezeway. There will be music playing and tables displaying silent auction artwork items for you to purchase through the Bid Beacon App. There will be four artists creating artwork live, during the reception.
6:30-8:30 pm Dinner and Awards. 2023 Scholarship Winners and 2024 TopID Winners. Buffet dinner catered by Cuisiners held inside in the Dining Room.
8:30-10:00 pm Live Auction, Music, Drinks and Networking. After dinner we will go back outside to the breezeway where you will claim your silent auction pieces and bid on the artists live art creations! Credit cards are accepted for the auctions. Bring cash to win special raffle prizes!

What should I wear?
Please Wear White sophisticated casual attire. The current weather forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high temp of 78 and a low temp of 56 so you may want to bring a sweater since parts of the evening will be hosted outside. Heels are okay since the breezeway is paved. The breezeway is architecturally designed to enhance a breeze so keep that in mind when selecting dresses.

Where do I park?
There will be complimentary valet parking. Valet will be at the front of the building. No payment required but tips are appreciated. Please try to enter the property for arrival from the Morse Blvd entrance. The other entry is the Public Library parking.

Where do I check in?
Check in is under the entry outside by valet where you will provide you and your guests names to the NEWH Sunshine Chapter Board Members. They will confirm you and your guest are registered for the event and provide you with a badge that includes your dining table location. If you have last minute changes in attendance for yourself or your guest(s), please let us know asap.  Jorden Adams

What if I am going to be late?
If you think you may be late you will be able to register and still attend from 5-6:30 pm but please, try to be on time so you will have a chance to bid on the silent auction items and mingle with Central Florida’s elite hospitality professionals from 5:00-6:30 pm. If you know you will be running late, we suggest you download the app (noted below) in advance so you can begin reviewing and bidding on the silent auction items prior to your arrival. That way you can relax and enjoy the cocktail reception!

Are there any apps I need?
Yes, you can download the Bid Beacon app today! Bidding for your favorite silent auction items will be open on Wednesday November 1st. You can find the QR code on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

How does the Live Auction work?
After dinner, the artwork that the artist created during the event will be available for purchase through the live auction. Bidding paddles will be handed out and you can raise your paddle to offer a bid on the artwork as the auctioneer leads the bidding for each piece of art. The last bid offer will be given a five count before it goes to the highest bidder! It is a lot of fun and remember this all goes to the scholarship funds for next year’s bright students pursuing a career in hospitality!!

How do I claim my items from the silent auction?
The app is where you place your bids and once bids are closed the highest bidder in the app wins. The silent auction will be announced and closed sometime during dinner. The winners must take their items home with them so you will be able to pick them up right after dinner. There will not be any shipment options available so please come prepared to bring home your winnings!!

What if it rains?
The event will go on as a huge success rain or shine so please don’t let the weather dictate the evening for you. We will see you there!

Any additional questions? Please email Jorden Adams. We are excited to welcome you to the NEWH Sunshine Chapter’s SOUL Shine Festival of the Arts Fundraiser!!

Live Art Exhibit – click here for more info

Fair market value of this event is $250. Please retain this receipt for tax purposes. Check with your accountant to determine if this can be considered a business expense or charitable contribution.

NEWH/Sunshine Chapter and NEWH, Inc. invite you to attend this event solely at your own risk. Measures will be taken to comply with all applicable health and safety directives, but by attending the event you assume any and all risks associated with your attendance, including without limitation, exposure to the COVID-19 and other health and safety risks.