The festive entry to the party. Photo: Barry Lively.

Habitat for Humanity’s Havana Nights

On Friday, April 23, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas & West Pasco Counties hosted a tropical-themed evening at Paul’s Landing, the acclaimed indoor/outdoor restaurant at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort.

The “Havana Nights” party sponsored by Crown Automotive featured live music, Cuban-inspired cuisine, a mojito bar and hand-rolled cigars. Homeowners Michelle Baur and Allison Feeley-Roache gave testimonials, and longtime Habitat volunteers Dan and Carolyn Stowers were presented with the Silver Nail Legacy Award in recognition of their many years of service.

During the live auction, Steve & Nancy Westphal (owners of 400 Beach, Parkshore Grille, The Hangar) kicked off the “Bids from the Heart” with a $50,000 challenge donation. In all, thanks to supporters and sponsors, the event raised over $430,000 to support affordable homeownership opportunities for deserving families.

An aerial view of the Havana Nights event at Paul’s Landing, overlooking the Vinoy Marina. Photo: Barry Lively.
Dan and Carolyn Stowers, center, receive the Silver Nail Legacy Award from Board Chair Alfredo Anthony (left) and Mike Sutton, President & CEO of Habitat Pinellas and West Pasco. Photo: Barry Lively.
Nancy and Steve Westphal, who kicked off the night with a $50,000 challenge donation. Photo: Barry Lively.
Crown Automotive sponsored the event. Photo: Barry Lively.
Auctioneer Joe Girvan of Alpert Enterprises. Photo: Barry Lively
A good time was had by all. Photo: Barry Lively.


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