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Delray Beach Bus Loop plans to raise money for several organizations

Organizers have set round three of the Delray Beach Bus Loop, an event in which partygoers board trolleys visiting eight downtown bars downing drinks to benefit five local charities.

The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday with registration at the Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Ave. Patrons receive a

wristband and then board eight trolleys to the bars until 11 p.m. Then at the Hurricane Bar and Lounge (one of the eight on the bar hit list), the partiers get free pizza to fill their bellies. The list has stops at Kevro's Art Bar, Sail Inn, Park Avenue, Hangar 88, Hurricane Lounge, Bull Bar, Union and Pepe's Hideaway. The trolleys continuously travel along the route throughout the night, allowing attendees to come and go as they please.

“We were amazed at how much community support we received with the previous Bus Loop events and are confident it will continue to grow into a huge event,” said John Haley, Bus Loop creator and organizer.

In all the cost is $20 in advance or $25 the night of the event. Boarding departs from the Delray Beach Public Library back parking lot.

The Delray Beach Bus Loop proceeds benefit Caridad Center, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Delray Beach Public Library, The Spirit of Giving and Milagro Center. Major sponsors for the event included Elibs.com and Haley Engineering, Inc.

“We are thrilled to be part of such a fun and exciting event that gives back to the community in such a big way,” said Amy Gray, executive director of the Florida Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.

Visit BusLoop.org, call 954-697-0115 or email johnjhaley@comcast.net.

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David DiPino joined Forum Publishing Group in August 2006. As a reporter for the Delray Forum, David covers community news and writes a dining column twice a month that focuses on restaurants in South Palm Beach County.

He also is one of the writers of the twice-monthly Hometown Downtown column that looks at events, celebrations, and organizations in Delray and Boynton Beach. He freelances for the Sun-Sentinel during high school football and basketball seasons.

David spent 12 years working in the restaurant industry, and did just about every job in the back of the house, including line cook, sous chef, and dessert chef. A Florida native who lives in Jupiter, he studied Multimedia Journalism at Florida Atlantic University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree. David enjoys playing the guitar, golf, boating and snorkeling during his free time.

Contact him at ddipino@gmail.com or 954-621-5000.

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