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Hotel Ballast Partners With Yelp Wilmington In FloDowntown Event

Recently, Hotel Ballast partnered with Yelp Wilmington to host FloDowntown, an event aimed at generating hurricane relief aid for residents in need while also bringing activity back to Downtown Wilmington after Hurricane Florence.

This event showcased nine local food vendors, live music by Chris Nash, entertainment by Cape Fear Circus, raffle giveaways by local businesses, party favors, and drink specials showcased by our very own mixologist at Board & Barrel. Proceeds from admissions collected at the door went directly to The United Cajun Navy and The Sotherly Foundation.  Additionally, Intracoastal Realty paid the admissions of the first 30 guests to arrive at the event.

Nine representatives from the United Cajun Navy were present at the event, and as a result of pure coincidence, they were reunited with a gentleman they rescued during Hurricane Florence (pictured below). In addition to their rescue missions, the United Cajun Navy has delivered over thousands of items to families in need and has driven over 10,000 miles in the last two months. They have rescued locals in Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence and are currently helping to rebuild and revitalize downtown Wilmington.

Overall, FloDowntown was a major success, bringing over 100 guests to the property to enjoy the food and fun.