Boca Raton Mayors Ball recognizes ‘service above self’

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The Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton will bring the fifth annual Boca Raton Mayors Ball back on Nov. 16.

Presented by Marilyn and Jay Weinberg, the fundraiser recognizes individuals and organizations that put “service above self” in their daily community involvement.

The gala will take place at 6 p.m. at Boca West Country Club. There will be a special Rotary-themed colored blue carpet and gold entrance, cocktail reception, dinner and dancing. The Bo-ca Raton Historical Society & Museum will decorate the event and the Steve Chase Band will provide the musical entertainment.

The highlight of will be the annual presentation of the George Long Awards sponsored by Boca Raton Regional Hospital – named for the city’s first appointed mayor in 1924.

This year’s recipients are: Kevin Ross- Lynn University (Individual Category); Bluegreen Vaca-tions (For Profit Category); and Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (Nonprofit Catego-ry).

Proceeds from the 2018 Mayors Ball benefited 27 Boca Raton-based nonprofits and Rotary In-ternational’s Polio Plus Program that helps globally to eradicate polio and other diseases.

Tickets start at $300 per person.