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Roy’s Eighth Annual Event Raises $42,000 For The Monique Burr Foundation For Children

June 7th, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Hundreds of guests turned out for the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc.’s annual “A Night in the Village” event.

Hawaiian fusion cuisine by celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi, tropical drinks and live fire dancing set the scene at the at Roy’s restaurant in Jacksonville Beach as the celebration, which has become one of Northeast Florida’s most widely attended charity events, raised $42,000 for the foundation and its programs. Every dollar raised will go to help children in the community through the foundation’s safety and child abuse prevention program covering topics such as bullying and internet safety.

Emceeing “A Night in the Village” was Jacksonville’s own WJXT-TV anchor, Bruce Hamilton. The night’s happenings included a silent auction, live auction and presentations by both Monique Burr Foundation founder, Ed Burr, and celebrity chef, Roy Yamaguchi. Special guest auctioneer, MG Orender, president of Hampton Golf, presented the live auction which boasted popular items such as a week’s stay at the Steamboat Grande and an opportunity for two to play in the Lexus Charity Golf Tournament in Pebble Beach, California.

Entertainment for the evening included a chic fashion show, live music and fire dancing by Prince Pele’s Polynesian Revue. Guests also had the opportunity to visit select boutiques and restaurants in the Third Street Village.

More information about the Roy’s fundraising event and the Monique Burr Foundation for Children is available at www.MoniqueBurrFoundation.org or www.facebook.com/MoniqueBurrFoundation.

Congratulations on another highly successful event!

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