Courtesy Jerusalem House
Courtesy Jerusalem House

By Clare S. Richie

Jerusalem House, Atlanta’s oldest provider of housing for the homeless with HIV/AIDS, will mark its 25th anniversary at it’s annual Halloween party on Oct. 25, 7 p.m. to midnight, at the W Atlanta Midtown. The theme:  “Traveling Through Time.”

“Our Halloween event is our biggest and most successful fundraiser we host each year,” says Executive Director Charlie Few. “With this being our 25 year anniversary, we are excited to celebrate the milestones our organization has surpassed.”

Partygoers will enjoy light bites and cocktails provided by Tito’s Homemade Vodka while dancing the night away to beats by DJ Bill Berdeaux.

Keeping with tradition, the bash will feature a live costume parade/contest with the chance for guests to strut their stuff for a panel of celebrity judges, including:

· Trinity K. Bonet, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
· Jovita Moore, WSB-TV
· Mitchell Anderson, MetroFresh
· Vincent Martinez, Fashionado
· Bill Kaelin, Bill Kaelin Marketing
· Adam Gates, NakedHealthy

Three lucky winners to share $3,000 in cash and prizes in the Best Individual, Best Group and Best Halloween Krewe categories.

General admission tickets begin at $55 per person until Monday, September 29, $65 from Tuesday, September 30 through Friday, October 24 and $75 at the door. Premier admission, including a VIP pre-party and premium bar, is available for $150 per person.

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Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.