Hollywood Central Park is holding its annual gala event this Thursday, January 10 to honor some of the people and organizations that helped fund and build the park. Among the honorees are:

  • Congressman Adam Schiff
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Aileen Getty, Aileen Getty Foundation
  • Captain Beatrice Girmala, LAPD-Hollywood Division
  • Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

The event is being hosted at Taglyan Cultural Complex with a receptions starting at 5:30pm, the main dinner & reception running from 7-9pm, and an after party until 11pm.

In December 2008, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce stepped aside from the park building project and 13 people formed the nonprofit organization, Friends of the Hollywood Central Park, to raise funds and make plans to complete the task.

This group has worked tirelessly for the past 5 years, and recent funding for an Environmental Impact Report, including $1.2 million from the Aileen Getty Foundation, raises the optimistic outlook for 2013.

Hopefully, the Gala will raise enough funds to continue the progress already achieved. The ball is already rolling to make the Hollywood Central Park a reality and the final stages are in sight, with help from generous donors.

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