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December 6, 2013 - Holiday Lights
The best way to spread holiday cheer is singing loud for all to hear! Pull out those ugly holiday sweaters and let the egg nog pour, as we close out the end of the year in our usual cocktail fashion! Get a sneak peak at the naughty and nice list when you stop by the Santa Photo Booth. Don’t get caught under the mistletoe too long or you will miss your chance to bid in our silent auction! Eat, drink and be merry at December’s Holiday Lights First Friday!
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Don't miss the opportunity to roll the Pledge 5 dice to win a Honda Accord! Every hour on the hour you can gamble a VIP tab or pledge 5 community service hours to us! You get 5 rolls to spell out H-O-N-D-A and if you succeed, walk away with the keys to a brand new Accord, courtesy of Honda of Gainesville. Everyone is a WINNER!
Roll the following:
H: 5 Raffle tickets for the End Of The Night Raffle presented by Monster Energy
H - O: Pair of VIP First Friday Tickets
H - O - N: Pair of 5K-9 Tickets
H - O - N - D: Cruise for Two to the Bahamas
H - O - N - D - A: New Honda Accord
Starting at 5:30pm, at Maude's Cafe find out why our community needs you! Learn about several local charity organizations from their directors and staff. Meet charity minded individuals and sign up for one of Pledge 5's upcoming service socials. Representatives from United Way, Shands Arts in Medicine, The Arc, Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary, Catholic Charities, Gainesville Rabbit Rescue, and Pledge 5 Foundation will be present!
Donate a new unwrapped toy, to Honda of Gainesville, Pledge 5 Foundation office, Thrift 5, or bring it to First Friday Gainesville for reduced VIP admission. All donations benefit the Toys for Tots program!
Join us at the Bo Diddley Plaza for live music 5 - 10pm. Holida Lights Artists will include Scott Peeples, Pristine-Steimf and TAJ!
With over 35 participating businesses, First Friday is Gainesville's largest happy hour! Businesses include: Boca Fiesta, Palomino Pool Hall, The Back Yard, Sarkara Sweets, The Gelato Company, Dragonfly, Sweet Mel's, Emiliano's Cafe, Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille, Lillian's Music Store, Sharab Lounge, Key West Cigar Company, Speakeasy, Tall Paul's Brew House, Havana's Downtown Cigars, 101 Downtown, Vellos Historic Brickstreet Grill, Gainesville House of Beer, Relish Big Tasty Burger!, The Midnight, Mochi Frozen Yogurt, The Jones B-side, Flashbacks Lounge, Flackbacks Package, Starbucks, Misty Edge Carriage Rides, Main Street Bar & Billiards Maude's Classic Cafe, Gift Horse, The University Club, Clockwork Studios Tattoo & Piercing, Ingenue Avenue, Liquid Ginger, Portable Repair Center, and the Hippodrome Theater!
Pledge 5 Foundation encourages individuals to develop charitable habits by organizing manageable charity drives, meaningful volunteer opportunities and rewards for participation.
Pledge 5 Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501c3 corporation and as such, all gifts, contributions, and donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Honda of Gainesville
Alter Ego Fitness
Carey Meldon, Attorney at Law
EndZone Bar and Grill
KISS 105.3 FM
Thanks to our community partners:
Flashbacks Package and Lounge
Alter Ego Fitness - Downtown
6th Street Salon
Hurricane Alt & Starter
Lillian's Music Store
Enterprise Rent A Car
Community Overdrive Auto Sales Inc is dedicated to increasing the number of community volunteers and encouraging the overall participation in public service.
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