Voting is now under way for the theme of Gulfport's Gecko Ball 2016. Past themes have included “Geckos in Wonderland!” (2010), “The Lizard of Oz!” (2011), “Hooray for Geckowood!” (2012), “Gecko Night Fever!” (2013), “Roaring Geckos!” (2014), and the 2015 theme “Gecko Gras!” Each theme inspires its own array of costumes, decor, drinks, food and music.
The contenders for the 2016 ball are:
20,000 Geckos Under the Sea! (all things on, under and near the sea)
Gecko Fairy Tales! (stories and characters from Grimm to Goose and beyond)
Gecko Hop! (classic 1950s culture and icons)
Geckos at Woodstock! (“peace and love generation” and its ultimate expression at Woodstock)
Geckos on Broadway! (Broadway’s great stage productions and characters through the ages)
To vote for one of these themes, visit Facebook.com/GeckoBall and send a private message to event organizers. Or vote by email to GeckoBall2016@gmail.com. Please use only one method to vote and cast only one vote per person. Voting ends Oct. 31, 2015, and the winner will be announced the first week of November.
The chosen theme also extends to Gulfport’s other Gecko events celebrated at the end of summer each year, including the 2016 Gecko Art Show (August 5), Gecko Crawl (August 6) and GeckoFest (Sept. 3). All Gecko events are sponsored by the non-profit Gulfport Merchants Association. A portion of proceeds from events is offered to non-profit charitable causes each year.
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