EverGreen EverBlue, the nonprofit Land Conservancy’s popular benefit, will return from a one-year hiatus on Saturday, Sept. 6 with a new look – a casual block party in Cleveland Heights
EverGreen EverBlue: The Ultimate Block Party will feature an evening of local food, music, munchies, dancing, drinks and lawn games. The event will take place at the Stratford Road home of Laura and Chris McKenna.
Tickets are $250 per person for the event and $500 for those attending a 6 p.m. prelude party that includes a “grill and chill” in the kitchen with the hosts and a chance to prepare a dish with a secret celebrity chef.
At the event, the Land Conservancy will also hold a raffle in which the winner will choose from three fabulous trips: An all-inclusive vacation to Costa Rica, a Kenya Bush Safari or a Kennedy Space Center Astronaut Adventure. Raffle tickets are $100 each, and the winner does not have to be present. To purchase all tickets, contact Emily Bacha at email@example.com or call (440) 528-4178.
Honorary co-chairs for the event are Laura and Chris McKenna, Lainie Hadden and Cari and Bill Ross.
Voted one of the top five nonprofit fundraisers by the Connectors Choice Awards, EverGreen EverBlue is one of Ohio’s most celebrated events with a guest list featuring some of the region’s most influential leaders.
About 300 people attended the first EverUrban event on April 26, 2014. Guests enjoyed an evening of neighborhood-inspired food, cool tunes and great conversation as our Thriving Communities Institute reflected on the journey from vacancy to vitality -- and the challenges we still face. The event, held at the Ariel International Center in Cleveland, was a huge success. Since its inception in 2011, Thriving Communities Institute has helped secure $232 million in demolition funding for Ohio cities and worked to establish land banks in more than 17 counties.
The honorary committee for the event included: Jim Rokakis, Director, Thriving Communities Institute; Cleveland Ward 12 City Councilman and Cuyahoga Land Bank Chair Tony Brancatelli; Cuyahoga County Council President C. Ellen Connally; U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge; Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson; U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce; U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur; Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley; and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman.
Join us again at EverUrban 2015 next spring.