Poetic Justice Gala
Helping to Create a Drug-Free Society
How "Poetic Justice" Started...
In 1995, Mary Critchfi eld, who was a Board member of Operation PAR, felt that a fund raiser would be an excellent means to raise awareness of the organization’s valuable community work as well as raise needed additional funding. She came up with the innovative concept of approaching law enforcement agencies for donations of seized assets and selling them at auction, the “poetic justice” of making drug dealers and other criminals pay for the fi ght against drug abuse. Mrs.Critchfield personally went to many of the law enforcement agencies and established the relationships we still have today.
Poetic Justice Today...
Over the years the dinner and silent auction format of Poetic Justice has been very successful.
Poetic Justice committee members and Operation PAR staff continue to work with law enforcement officials and have also gained the support of many companies and individuals to offer a wide array of auction items.
Proceeds from this annual fundrasier pay for substance abuse prevention and treatment in the our community.
Raymond James Financial
Wallace, Welch and Willingham
Bascom’s Chop House
Karol and Fred Bullard
International Diamond Center
Debi and Guy Burns
Mary & Jack Critchfield
Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns
Christina Battaglia Xenakis
Susie and Ira Berman
Spencer's Western Wear
2016 Poetic Justice Gala Information
Date: April 8, 2016
6:30pm - Cocktail Reception/Preview Silient Auction
8:00pm - Dinner/Dancing
Location: Bascom's Chop House
3665 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater