The Environmental Studies Council is bringing to life a piece of the Treasure Coast’s history this year with their Rum Runner Fundraising Gala.
The gala, set for March 2, plays tribute to the rum running days of the Treasure Coast during the prohibition era. Guests can expect an evening in a lush, tropical paradise, but they’ll have to follow the trail of clues before the final location reveal of this top-secret event.
Once there, guests will dance the night away to a live band likely to be your new favorite, while enjoying dinner, an extensive silent auction, an open bar and much more. The top-secret private residence promises the perfect hide-a-way for an evening straight from the 1920s.
“Our county has such a rich history, and this year’s fundraiser will pay homage to some of the secrets of the Treasure Coast,” said Co-Chair Kari Polhemus. “Much like the prohibition-era parties of the 1920s, everything about this year’s gala is a secret that guests will unravel bit by bit – from the band to the very location. But one thing we can promise is that you’ll enjoy every surprise we throw at you.”
Purchase your tickets now at escmc.org to reveal hints to the final location – but we promise you’ll have the time of your life at this exclusive venue! Rum Runner takes place on Friday, March 2 from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Funds raised at Rum Runner will benefit the Environmental Studies Council, a non-profit organization established to support the much-loved Environmental Studies Center. The Center provides a science-based, hands-on environmental education curriculum to students in Martin County schools. During school hours, the center is also open for free visits by the public interested in touring the aquariums, shark tank, sea turtle exhibit, classrooms, Joey the Alligator, and the butterfly garden.
Each year the Environmental Studies Council provides funding for college scholarships, a teaching position at the Center, educational outreach programs, new exhibits at the Center and much more. Most recently, the Council raised funds for the Center’s new sea turtle exhibit and secured funding from the Save the Sea Turtles Foundation to restore the River Scout boat.
Guests are encouraged to scoop up their tickets early at www.escmc.org. Tickets are $150 per person and are likely to sell out fast. Come out and support the much-loved Environmental Studies Center and environmental education in Martin County on March 2!