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Guests Go Off The Wall At CCE�S Over The Big Top Event
11/06/2010 - By Palm Beach, FL

Guests Go Off The Wall At CCE�S Over The Big Top Event

Toes were tapping, paint was flying and performers were stomping as nearly 300 guests gathered to discover different urban art forms during the Center for Creative Education�s Over the Big Top Goes Off the Wall benefit on November 6.

The surprises kept coming for guests during the sixth annual event, held in the beautiful gardens at the Kluge residence in Palm Beach.
Proceeds from annual Over the Big Top events benefit programs for the Center for Creative Education, a not-for-profit educational organization that supports partnerships among schools, arts and cultural organizations, artists, community-based organizations and human service providers. CCE integrates the arts into academic curriculum and after-school activities in Palm Beach County.
The organization paid homage to its mission of �reinventing education through arts integration� by infusing urban art forms of break dance, hip hop and graffiti into the theme and d�cor for the evening. As guests entered the colorful tent, they were treated to a dinner and dancing late into the night to the Derek Mac Band for the second year in a row, and surprise performances by break dancers and a �Stomp� troupe. In addition, The Gardens Mall Saks Fifth Avenue and Converse sneakers teamed up to offer guests an opportunity to purchase a memorable take-home � high-tops tagged with one-of-a-kind graffiti by CCE�s own artists. A percentage of the shoe sale proceeds also went to CCE.
�Over the Big Top is a fun event to kick off the social season,� said Michael Perry, co-chair with wife, Diana Perry and Tricia Quick. �Having children of our own, we know you have to get creative to keep them interested in learning, and CCE accomplishes that with the incredible work being done by their artists in schools and after-school settings. We are grateful for the sponsors and guests at Over the Big Top who support what CCE is doing in the community.�
Sponsors for the event included John C. Cassidy Air Conditioning; Laura Evans; Fite Shavell and Associates; Gratify; Kofski Antiques; Margaritaville; MP Design & Architecture, Inc.; Murray and Guari Attorneys; RAR Architect; Regency Party Rentals; Saks Palm Beach Gardens; The Stanton Foundation; Tricia Quick; Wittmann Building Corp.; Tussi Kluge; The David G. Lambert Foundation; Pauline Pitt; Tom Quick; Roberts S. and Stephen R. Weiner; Ross Meltzer; Cherie and Jack Lucks; Sharon and Jim Mattei and the Mattei Foundation; Hilarie and Mitchell Morgan; and Palm Beach Society magazine.

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