By Rachel McIntee

What do margaritas, lobster quesadillas, décor, and Thriving friends all have in common?! Margarita Monday is the correct response. We had a thriving evening on Monday, July 29, 2019 with delicious food sponsored by Boston Lobster Feast, exciting door prizes, a silent auction, and laughter amongst the crowd of Thriving In Place members, sponsors, and volunteers. The menu included items such as lobster quesadillas, London broil sliders, and shrimp salad. We raised over $1,000 to help support Celebration Foundation’s Thriving In Place program. Raffle and silent auction items included certificates to dine at Boston Lobster Feast, a Gatorland Orlando gift basket, Dave and Buster passes, and much more.

Diane Anderson, Boston Lobster Feast Marketing Manager said, “Margarita Monday was marvelous! I was asked so many questions about the food items we served and about the restaurant. The room was full of smiles and laughter. I felt this was a great way to get to know the Thriving In Place members and to introduce our feast to them! I look forward to Martini Monday and seeing our new friends at Boston Lobster Feast!”

It is important to find ways to partner with businesses within Osceola County to give our members a memorable experience. It was great working with Boston Lobster Feast, and they put together a beautiful spread for our fun After Hours event. We are looking forward to additional events in the future.

Thriving In Place is a community-based membership program under the umbrella of the Celebration Foundation. Our members are Celebration residents who are at least 55 years of age, or a person with a disability of any age, who want to stay in their own homes and lead a healthy, safe, independent and productive life. For questions regarding Thriving In Place, please call Rachel McIntee at 407-572-9850, e-mail Thriving@celebrationfoundation.org, or visit the office at 690 Celebration Avenue.