More than 250 mortal guests of the Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation experienced Halloween once again from within the gates of Hollywood Forever. Each year, the Foundation plans the annual All Hallows’ Eve Fundraiser for Chamber members, their families and guests.
This year, the one and only legendary Burt Ward, Batman’s original Robin joined our spooktacular party! He portrayed Robin on the original Batman TV show of the mid-1960s, the onscreen action graphics which entirely changed the landscape of comic books forever. Ward was the youngest person on the set at 20 when production began and he did his own stunts. Nowadays, he runs a non-profit with his wife called Gentle Giants, which saves dogs by putting them up for adoption while also producing affordable and healthy dog food which can help double a pet’s lifespan.
Presenting a guaranteed ghoulishly good time, guests faced their darkest fears with vampire bites, spirits and boos, tricks and treats. Ghosts and guests mingled down the famous cemetery amongst psychic readers, guided tours, dance performance, and strolling magicians. Along the dark path, there were attractions at this year’s party including Magician Trix Table, FotoSpark’s frightening foto booth, mysterious Mausoleum figures courtesy of Madame Tussauds Hollywood, “Thriller” performed by Scream Team Dancers/IN Hollywood TV, frightening face painters by EI School of Professional Makeup, and bone rattling DJs from Power 106 FM. Guests and their precious ones also enjoyed Dave & Buster’s Fun Zone, a chance to create their own creepy crafts, and costume contests.
For the hungry souls, the famished ones enjoyed delicious food at the alter from AlWazir Chicken, Bibibop, Fabiolus, Fresh Brothers, Good Greek Grill, Greenleaf Chopshop, McDonald’s, Rao’s Hollywood, Vino Bistro, Wood & Vine. And for the thirsty souls, the witches’ brew bar was plentiful courtesy of Premiere LA, Black Horn Imports and Anheuser- Busch.
The Foundation appreciates the support of the businesses who made this year’s event a great success. Hollywood Forever is the Presenting Sponsor. Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP is Platinum Sponsor. Gold Level sponsors included Anheuser-Busch, Beverly Hills/ Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors, Black Horn Imports, Global Icons, The Harman Press, Hollywood Hotel, and Premiere LA. Silver Level sponsors include Avison Young, Berj V. Tashjian, Capitol Music Group, City National Bank, The CrisCom Company, Faring, First Choice Bank, Handelman Consulting, JLL, McDonald’s, NAI Capital Commercial Real Estate, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Southern California Gas Company, TCS Premier Events, US Bank.
As a fundraiser for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, this event helps raise money that the Community Foundation distributes back into the community in the form of grants to local organizations.
Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation – http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/foundation
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation is an organization within the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce that promotes outreach and the well-being of the non-profit organizations within the community. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation achieves its goal by awarding grants to support and advance the educational, cultural and economic interests of the Hollywood community. The Foundation is unique because, as part of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, it illustrates the success of a business advocacy group giving financial assistance to the community that it serves, namely the charities that are members of the Hollywood Chamber.
About the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
For more than 97 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Donelle Dadigan of the Hollywood Museum, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2018-19, and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.
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