Hats & Heels & Bow Ties Luncheon Supports
– The Hats & Heels & Bow Ties Luncheon is on Wednesday, May
3rd 2023 at 11:30am-1:30pm at the Legacy Hotel at
IMG Academy located at 5450 Bollettieri Blvd, Bradenton, FL
34210. This year’s emcee is Lulu from CTQ 92.1.
The event supports programs at Turning Points. Turning
Points provide, facilitates and coordinates services to
prevent and reduce homelessness. This past year, Turning
Points made a positive impact on 9,100 of the men, women and
children struggling in our community. Here are a few areas
Paid over $1.1 million to landlords and
utility companies to end or prevent homelessness for
families, veterans, the elderly, and individuals in Manatee
County (while doing the case management for hundreds of
these families and individuals that needed the assistance).
295 Veterans received critically needed
services throughout all of our programs.
835 of our neighbors received free dental
care at Turning Points with 288 of these patients receiving
partial or full dentures.
Our Medical Clinic provided nearly $1 million
in free prescription assistance this past year.
Hats & Heels & Bow Ties centers around a friendly
interactive competition between guests. Celebrity judges
score the guests on several categories regarding the guests’
hats or fascinators, and/or heels or flats and/or bow ties.
Celebrity judges are Summer Smith from ABC7 WWSB, Maverick
Johnson from 92.1 CTQ, and Shantel Norman from Jah Movement.
Guests attend the luncheon wearing a hat or fascinator of
their creation or purchased. They can also wear special or
unique heels or flats. And lastly they can also wear a
special or unique bow tie. Exceptional prizes are awarded to
Tickets are $75.00 and there are several sponsorship
opportunities available. Included in the ticket cost is a
glass of champagne, a sit down lunch, dessert and photo
booth pictures. Guests arrive early to enjoy and shop all of
the raffle prizes. There are several sponsorship packages
available but unique sponsorships can also be created.
Donated gifts for the raffle prizes are also needed. Over
250 women and men from Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood
Ranch attend Hats & Heels & Bow Ties so this is a great way
to showcase a business with a far reach. This is a
well-attended event that usually sells out.
Contact Margi Dawson
or 941-747-1509 x346 if interested in sponsorship
opportunities or donating a great item or service for the
raffle prizes. Go to
for more information and to purchase tickets.
About Turning Points
Turning Points provides a remarkable variety
of services designed to assist individuals and families on
their path to financial stability and independence. Turning
Points is the one stop shop for preventing and reducing
homelessness in our community. We provide day resource
services (such as hot showers, laundry services, clothing,
food), employment services, rental and utility assistance,
veteran’s services (employment, housing and childcare), and
free medical and dental care for the uninsured. Over 9,100
people received help last year with critical services
targeted to the essential needs of people in crisis.
For more information, visit
Turning Points · 701 17th Avenue
West, Bradenton FL 34205
Tel · 941-747-1509 Fax · 941-567-6149