More than 800 costumed freaks, geeks, goblins, ghouls and superheroes galore attended the 23rd annual SAVE Halloween Ball: Inferno Friday, Oct. 27 at the Magic City Casino in Coral Gables.
SAVE executive director Tony Lima -- who has been involved with the annual fundraiser for the last 10 years, four as the head of the organization -- said the nonprofit pooled more than $75,000 for the LGBT community through ticket sales, which included cover charge, open bar and participation in a costume contest for $1,000 in cash and prizes. Lima said he is happy with this year's turnout and community support, which only fuels the work the organization does both on the political and educational fronts.
"SAVE’s Halloween Ball is the oldest and longest running community event in South Florida. It's one of three fundraisers we run a year, definitely the most beloved by the community," Lima said. "It fuels the hard work we do to fight for LGBTQ rights in South Florida and beyond."