Marine Resources Council’s Midsummer’s Night Gala
Participate in the annual Midsummer’s Night Gala event on August 2, from 7 to 9 p.m., to help the Indian River Lagoon. Guests will enjoy fine art and music along the shores of the Lagoon, while tasting foods from local restaurants. This annual Marine Resource Council (MRC) fundraising event will be held at the Ted Moorhead Lagoon House in Palm Bay.
“The event will be a tribute to our Lagoon Heritage with guest speaker and Lagoon icon, Maggie Hurchalla, describing the decades she and others have spent fighting for protection of the Indian River Lagoon,” says MRC Executive Director, Dr. Leesa Souto. “Local artists and authors have donated their talent to an auction and some of our regions’ finest restaurants will be serving Mediterranean flavors and wines.”
The Indian River Lagoon provides recreation and is a life-supporting resource that brings nearly four billion dollars annually to the local economy. MRC is a charitable organization that relies on the support of community members to plant mangroves and sea grasses in the lagoon, to educate the public and to do the political advocacy needed to save the estuary. Funds raised by the event will support MRC's new initiatives including the Lagoon Action Assembly, help fund advocacy and education programs, and launch the new Jr. Lagoon Lifesavers program.
Marine Resources Council (MRC) is also seeking sponsors and donations from businesses for the silent auction.
For more information visit MRCIRL.org. Tickets are available at the door for $85. Participate by contacting Beth McMillen at MRC, 321-725-7775, [email protected], or visiting SaveTheIRL.org. Ted Moorhead Lagoon House, 3275 Dixie Hwy, NE, Palm Bay.