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The Center Project’s ‘Gala by the Sea’ a success
Effort sells 150 tickets

MYRTLE BEACH — It’s been almost a year since Myrtle Beach’s The Center Project opened to serve the needs of the region’s LGBT community.

Their recent fundraiser, “Gala by the Sea” garnered $10,800.

“It was unbelievably successful,” says The Center Project’s Executive Director Patrick Evans.
The weekend-long event began with a fundraising party at Time Out, a local Myrtle Beach gay bar. The next evening, “Gala By the Sea” was held at the city’s restored historic Train Depot. Entertainment included a pianist during the cocktail hour and a DJ for dancing in the later hours. A benefit show was held following the gala at Rainbow House.

Wrapping up the powerhouse weekend was a brunch at The Center Project.

“We think this is a vibrant indicator of just how much the LGBT community is standing behind the Center,” says Evans. “We’re looking forward to making this an annual event and hope to attract people from throughout the Carolinas.

— The Center Project is located at 307 Highway 15 in Myrtle Beach. For more details, call 843-626-4953.

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