Margarita Ball

Raise More Than Just a Glass.

The purpose of the Lakeland Margarita Ball is to make the Christmas season a little brighter for the underprivileged children in our community.

Many of our community members are struggling in the wake of what this year has brought. Several lost their jobs because of local businesses shuttering during the statewide shutdowns and struggle to find employment. Some of them are dealing with the emotional impacts of social distancing, combating separation from family and loved ones during a season often associated with gathering and celebration. The need is greater than it has ever been for us to raise more than just a glass for our community. 

While we are greatly disappointed that the event will not go on in person in 2020, our board has orchestrated some creative opportunities for you to still help make the Christmas season a little brighter for the underprivileged children in our community. On behalf of all the members of the Lakeland Margarita Society, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being Superheroes to the children!

How to Participate:


Donate to the Cause

The purpose of the Lakeland Margarita Ball has always been to put toys under the trees of those in need within our community. Without your support, some children would not have a Christmas. And that is where you come in. We have donation levels starting at just $25 that directly go towards putting toys in the hands of a child on Christmas morning.

You can donate through:

  • Our Website!
  • A Lakeland Margarita Society Member

"Raise a Glass" Local Restaurant Initiative

Pick up a passport with instructions to participate at Tuckers’ Southside Package & Lounge (863.683.4703).

Please find the opportunity to visit these local establishments, keep your money local, all while enjoying an excellent meal prepared by your neighbor. Read more and check out some of this year’s vendors here!

The following organizations received donations last year:


"Raise a Glass" Passport Initiative

PASSPORTS: Pick up your passport at Tuckers' Southside Package & Lounge (863.683.4703).

WHEN: The "Raise a Glass" passport initiative will run November 20th through December 23rd. 

WHERE: Once you've picked up your passport, travel to the local establishments to keep your money local, all while enjoying an excellence meal prepared in our community

REQUIREMENTS: Complete your passport by visiting six+ establishments. Be sure to get a signature and proof of purchase (receipt) from each to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win (2) Tampa Bay Lightning Tickets! Additional instructions are included within the passport.

Margarita Ball - Lake Mirror Promenade

Board Of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Chair: Stephen Gerrard
  • Past Chair: Timothy F. Campbell
  • Bradley T. Lunz
  • Ben Mundy
  • Todd Baylis

Event Coordinator

Margaret C. Parry

Board Members

  • Henry E. Tucker
  • Andy Bosko
  • Donald A. Bosko
  • Maggie Briggs
  • Kevin F. Browne
  • Maureen Browne
  • Mike Butler
  • Ronald W. Case
  • Nate Dunham
  • Mark Fore
  • Kim Bishop Jones
  • Vince Jones
  • Jack Lowman
  • Shawn McDonough
  • Benjamin F. Mundy
  • T. Houghton Parry
  • Brockman C. Self
  • William L. Shimp
  • Robert Teston
  • Henry Tucker
  • Hugh J. Turbeville
  • Emily Vickers
  • Sarah Woodsby

Special Thanks To:

Our Media Sponsors

Badcock and More || City of Lakeland || Clark, Campbell & Lancaster, P.A. || Hall Communications || J.H. Ham Engineering, Inc. || Hyatt Place Lakeland Center || Lakeland Police Department || Mail Processing Associates || MaxPak |Mid Florida Audio/Video, LLC || Publix Super Markets Charities || Southside Package & Lounge, Inc. || WONN/WPCV/WLKF/WWRZ Radio || LKLD NOW || Lakeland Gazette