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December 29, 2010 - Light Up Lauderdale Glowing Strong!

Where: Riverwalk

Co-Chair(s): Fred Johnson & Susan Fyfe Molnar

President(s): & CEO - Cindi Hutchinson

Special Thanks: Fred Johnson, Dave Dawson, The City of Fort Lauderdale, Brandano Displays,

Board of Directors: Mark Budwig, Chair S.MARK Graphics; Courtney Crush, Vice Chair Crush Law Firm Chair, Master Plan & Projects Committee; Lynn Mandeville, Secretary Holy Cross Hospital Chair, Board Development; Patrice Demos, Treasurer Northern Trust Bank Chair, Finance & Risk Management Committee; Tom Vogel, Immediate Past Chair One River Plaza; Dave Dawson, At Large Executive Committee Nova Southeastern University Chair, Communications Committee; Gregory Oram, At Large Executive Committee Tower Club Chair, Membership Committee; Lee Sheffield, At Large Executive Committee Chair, Events & Marketing Committee; RIVERWALK TRUST BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Alena Alberani, Sustainable Community Partners; Peter Anderson, Regions Private Bank; Serge Atherwood, IBI Group, Inc.; James DeChant, Right Management Consultants; Bob Dugan, E D S A; Stan Eichelbaum, Marketing Developments, Inc.; Jeff Falkanger, Falkanger, Snyder, Martineau & Yates; Abbey Fortney, Inspiri24 Design Studio; Kathleen Gunn, The City of Fort Lauderdale; Frank Herhold, Marine Industries; Fred Johnson; Ken Keechl; Andrew Lester, FirstService Financial, Inc.; Linda Lewis, Smith & Knibbs Public Relations; Connie Loewenthal, Clear Channel Miami; Alyssa Lovitt, e-brands - Timpano Italian Chophouse & Martini Bar; Mike McNerney, Michael J. McNerney, P.A.; Bradley Minto, Performance Home Theater Design; Susan Fyfe Molnar, The City of Fort Lauderdale; Dave Nicholas, Himmarshee Bar & Grille; Matthew R. Olsen, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network; Al Padrón, PL&P Advertising; Renée Quinn, QuinnProQuo; Gloria M. Reese, Tarpon River Civic Association; Kenneth Stiles, Stiles Corporation; Tom Tharrington, Broadsmart; Stephen K. Tilbrook, Shutts & Bowen; Doug Tober, Broward Center for the Performing Arts; Randall Vitale, SunTrust Bank; Tracy Weintraub, CPA – Berenfeld Spritzer, Shechter & Sheer

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujinio, Blacktie-Southflorida

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:


Light Up Lauderdale Glowing Strong!
Downtown Promenade of Holiday Lights
on display through January 14
Santa’s arrival and a skydiving exhibition from the Redbull Airforce on Friday, Nov. 26 launched the holiday season and Light Up Lauderdale, an annual seven-week celebration of glittering holiday lights presented by the Riverwalk Trust in association with the City of Fort Lauderdale. 
Guests had the season’s first look at the elaborate Light Up Lauderdale displays along the Riverwalk.  Adults and children enjoyedentertainment, games and rides, food vendors and much more at the event.
Light Up Lauderdale is one of the nation’s most unique holiday celebrations, with its promenade of light displays and menu of activities along the Riverwalk Park and throughout downtown.   Highlighting the city’s one-of-a-kind tropical backdrop, the Winterfest-sanctioned  program runs through mid-January 2011.
Riverwalk Trust once again connects Fort Lauderdale's businesses, residents and visitors in one spectacular setting. This is your chance to get involved!" said Mark Budwig, Riverwalk Trust board chairman.
             In its third year, the free-to-the-public Light Up Lauderdale holiday spectacular showcases the mile-long brick Riverwalk pathway in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, giving residents and workers alike opportunities to enjoy the beautiful city center.  Thousands of lights will adorn the downtown area and Riverwalk Park including Huizenga Plaza, Stranahan House, the Historic District and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
            “Light Up Lauderdale is one of our City's most anticipated holiday traditions,” said Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler.  “Each year, thousands of residents and visitors are drawn to Downtown Fort Lauderdale to see our picturesque Riverwalk transformed into a spectacular holiday destination.  As part of this festive tradition, the City of Fort Lauderdale is proud to partner with Riverwalk Trust to kick off the holiday season.”
             Visitors strolling along the Riverwalk during Light Up Lauderdale will enjoy creative light displays designed by Brandano Displays, the firm that created the popular holiday light show at Tradewinds Park in Pompano Beach.

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