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The Pride Center is pleased to announce Hunters Nightclub as the presenting sponsor of Wicked Manors – FREAK SHOW, which will be held on Friday, October 31, 2014, starting at 7 p.m. and going on until midnight!

Hunters owners Mark Seymour and Patrick R. Volkert say, “We are extremely pleased and excited to be a part of such an amazing event. The event places Wilton Manors, The Pride Center and Hunters on the map on such a fun holiday.”

The Hunters legacy extends from Chicago to Palm Springs and now is in the heart of Wilton Manors. It serves quality drinks, dancing and entertainment daily. It also offers karaoke, country and western dancing, cabaret, large special events, happy hour and tons of friendly fun. Their mission statement is simple: Fun and Friendly.

Announcing the new sponsorship arrangement, festival chair Doug Cureton said, “We created Wicked Manors back in 2007 to provide a fantastic Halloween celebration that would bring thousands of visitors to Wilton Manors and showcase our wonderful city. An event of this magnitude cannot happen without committed partners like Hunters, our sponsors and businesses who share this vision of investing and building a community that we all can be proud of!”

This year’s theme for Wicked Manors is “FREAK SHOW” and organizers are expecting to attract over 25,000 costumed revelers on Wilton Drive!  Traffic will be prohibited on Wilton Drive to provide a safe area for guests to celebrate and GET THEIR FREAK ON! Wilton Drive will be closed from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. from NE 21st Court to Dixie Highway. We will have eight costume contests on the main stage, with over $2,000 in cash and prizes. For more information, please visit WickedManors.org.

Additional sponsors of the event to date are: The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Divers Direct Fort Lauderdale, Georgie’s Alibi, Rosie’s Bar & Grill, Progress Bar, The Venue/Manor Nightclub and Village Pub. Organizers would also like to recognize their costume contest sponsors to date: Alpine Jaguar, Selzer & Weiss and New York Grilled Cheese.

For more information on the event and sponsorship levels, please contact Doug Cureton, Wicked Manors Chair at WickedManors@PrideCenterFlorida.org or Roger Roa, Director of Development at RRoa@PrideCenterFlorida.org. All proceeds from Wicked Manors benefit the vital programs and services of The Pride Center.

For more information on The Pride Center, please visit PrideCenterFlorida.org.

“The Pride Center’s Mission is to “provide a welcoming, safe space–an inclusive home–that celebrates, nurtures and empowers the LGBTQ communities and our friends and neighbors in South Florida.” Last year, over 30,000 people attended Center activities; outreach activities over the past year directly impacted another 30,000+ individuals in South Florida.”