Fun-Raisers 2013

Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar Launches Fourth Annual Series of THIRD THURSDAY FUN-RAISERS To Benefit Local Nonprofit Organizations

May 16 – Curtains Up
June 20 – Juneteenth Celebration
September 19 – PR Yak-Yak
October 17 – Reach Out
November 21 – Best Bite on the Ave

(Delray Beach, FL – March 27, 2013) Cathy Balestriere, general manager of Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar, today announced that the popular, Key West-style boutique hotel is launching its fourth annual series of THIRD THURSDAY FUN-RAISERS to benefit local nonprofit organizations.

Each event will be held on the third Thursday of the month from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the popular Tiki Bar at Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel, which is located at 82 Gleason Street in Delray Beach, just one block south of Atlantic Avenue and one block west of the Atlantic Ocean.

Following is the schedule for five upcoming THIRD THURSDAY FUN-RAISERS at Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar:

May 16


As the winning nonprofit organization at last October’s Best Bite on the Ave culinary competition at Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel, the Take Heed Theatre Company of Lake Worth will kick off this year’s series of THIRD THURSDAY FUN-RAISERS.

June 20


On behalf of the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum in Delray Beach, honoring the oldest known commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. This is the Spady Museum’s fourth annual Juneteenth Celebration at Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel.

September 19


On behalf of the Gold Coast Public Relations Council and PRSA – Palm Beach, This will be the seventh annual PR YAK-YAK party that attracts numerous public relations and marketing professionals as well as local print, broadcast and online journalists.

October 17


This will be the second Fun-Raiser on behalf of Genesis Community Health, a faith-based nonprofit primary care organization that provides accessible, affordable and quality healthcare services in both Boynton Beach and Delray Beach.

November 21


This special THIRD THURSDAY FUN-RAISER will actually benefit 10 local nonprofit organizations (TBA), each of which will be partnered with a local restaurant competing for the coveted title of Best Bite on the Ave. Each restaurant will be offering free samples from their menu. Every time an attendee buys a drink, be it alcoholic or not, he or she will receive a special Gold Coin that they will deposit in their favorite restaurant/charity’s treasure chest. At the end of the party, each charity will receive $1 for every gold coin they receive. In addition, the restaurant with the most gold coins will be named Best Bite on the Ave and its partner charity will receive a $500 donation from Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel. Admission is only $5 per person.

All of the THIRD THURSDAY FUN-RAISERS are open to the public. Except for BEST BITE ON THE AVE, admission is usually $25 per person. Attendees will each receive one free drink ticket good for beer, wine or frozen drinks; additional drinks will be available at happy hour prices. Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel will also provide an array of amazing hors d’oeuvres and tasty treats, and live music will be performed by the dynamic DYMiN.

For more information about these five extraordinary events, check out RSVPs for these Third Thursday Fun-Raisers can be made at

About Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar:

Offering an incredible Key West-like experience just one block away from the Atlantic Ocean, Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar is a fun and festive boutique hotel with 27 distinctive and luxurious guest suites, all nestled within a lush, tropical setting. This creates a real tranquil environment, even though the hotel is just steps away from the shops and restaurants along Delray Beach’s hot and happening Atlantic Avenue. The poolside Tiki Bar is stocked with an array of tropical drinks, wines and both domestic and imported beer, with a music-filled happy hour from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Named to the prestigious Expedia Insiders Select List™ listing “the world’s best hotels” as judged by the experience of Expedia® travelers, Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel also is a proud recipient of the Florida Superior Small Lodging Association’s prestigious Donal A. Dermody White Glove Award for housekeeping excellence and exceptional service.

For more information please contact Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar at 561.278.1700 or visit the website at


Cathy Balestriere
Crane’s BeachHouse
561.278.1700 /


Gary Schweikhart
PR-BS, Inc.
561.756.4298 /