About 100 people attended the event at the Palm Coast Community Center.
For a night of fun, the Rotary Club of Palm Coast hosted its first Martini Madness event — complete with four hand-painted martini displays, a live band and, of course, a martini bar.
Nine local food vendors dished out hors-d'oeuvres for about 100 guests to enjoy at the Palm Coast Community Center on Saturday, March 2. Moonrise Brewing Company showcased some of its craft beer, and Fun Coast Bartending kept the martini bar lively.
"Our club is looking for some way to raise money for charitable organizations in Flagler County, and we thought that a get-together, fun kind of event like this would help us do that," said Kim Carney, president of the Rotary Club of Palm Coast.
Though this is the first time Flagler County has held a Martini Madness, Carney said, it's a popular fundraiser in other areas. She said that the club hopes to have it earlier in the year next year, to avoid competing with other social happenings in town.
There were 19 silent auction items available for bid, as well as a bottle toss where guests could pay $10 to try to toss a ring over alcohol bottles. If their ring lands around a bottle, they got to take it home.
"Traces of Gold" entertained the crowd as they went from eating to dancing late into the night.
Carney said the club raised about $2,000 at the event.
Tickets were $50 and included two drinks, plus all the food and entertainment.
"From all of the members of Rotary Club of Palm Coast, let's have some fun," Carney said.