Wilton Manors Main Street serves the community of Wilton Manors. Our group is made up of residents, business owners, property owners, area institutions and organizations, elected officials, municipal staff and other interested parties.
With Wicked Manors just over two weeks away there is GREAT NEWS. With the fears of having to cancel this year's WICKED MANORS due to financial concerns, PGFL Board Member and President of Wilton Manors Main Street, Inc., Doug Blevins asked WMMS board members to consider a partnership with PGFL and an immediate infusion of $5,000 to keep WICKED MANORS alive. The Board of WMMS, unanimously agreed that Wicked Manors is too important to the success of the city and with local businesses already struggling, it was time to step up to the plate. WMMS and the board of PGFL have agreed to a partnership as co-sponsors of the event and proceeds will be split between the two non-profit organizations.
In addition, PGFL Chairman Bob Kecskemety and Doug Blevins made an impassioned plea to the City Commission at last night’s city commission asking that the City of Wilton Manors also recognize the need to keep Wicked Manors alive. PGLF requested financial assistance from the city in an e-mail late last week. City Commissioner, Justin Flippen brought up the request under new business at last night’s meeting and after a brief discussion the city approved $3,000 with the promise of a match from WMMS.
The following local businesses have also committed as sponsors for Wicked Manors 2009: The Alibi and Bills, Gables Wilton Park, The new Manor Club and Restaurant, Bottoms and Tops Clothing, Dean Trantalis-Attorney, Chic Optique, Copy This, Hot Spots/Latino Boys Magazine, and the South Florida Blade. Beverage Sponsors include Bacardi, Red Bull and Budweiser. Sponsorship packages are still available and welcomed.
Dispelling any rumours of relocating, Wicked Manors is once again being held on Wilton Drive from NE 21st Court to Five Points. In addition, at this year's event, there will be designated entry points for attendees and the WMMS and PGFL volunteers will be there to check ID’s and also accept any donations to help defray the cost of Wicked Manors. A $2.00 suggested minimum donation will be requested.
More good news, the board of PGLF has also agreed to offer free vendor space to any non-profit organizations who wish to participate. Reservations will be taken on a first-come basis. Also, other vendors wishing to sell goods or services may rent a (15’X15’) for $175.00
New this year and sponsored by Gables Wilton Park, will be a live band at the south entry as well as the Wicked Manors' Main Stage with our housedeejay, DaddyO and various costume contest emceed by our hosts Misty Eyez and D.J. Shane Phoenix. Shane will also be broadcasting the event live on Q Nation Sirius Satellite Radio.
With PGLF and WMMS forming a new partnership and with support from the City of Wilton Manors, there is renewed sense of community spirit. Wicked Manors 2009 is destined to be better than ever.