DELRAY BEACH — If you’ve got good aim, a charitable heart and interest in Delray Beach city affairs, you may want to visit the free arts festival in downtown Delray this weekend.
The longtime Delray Affair is bringing back the charity dunk tank and a few familiar faces are expected to participate, including Mayor Cary Glickstein, Vice Mayor Jim Chard, Commissioner Mitch Katz and few police lieutenants and officers, according to Karen Granger, president of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce.
“I hear for an extra donation you can actually put ice in the tank,” Granger said with a laugh at a Delray Beach city commission meeting Tuesday.
The city leaders are participating in the dunk tank Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m. during the three-day festival. The proceeds from the dunk tank benefit The Delray Beach Historical Society.
The 55th annual, three-day Delray Affair — the oldest and largest event in Delray Beach — is expected to attract more than 110,000 visitors.
A few more community leaders are also planning to risk dunking at the tank Saturday: Michael Coleman, community involvement director; John Morgan, director of the city’s environmental services; Jamael Stewart, the city’s downtown director; and Ryan Boylston, founder of Woo Creative in downtown Delray.
“Those are a lot of our hometown heroes and community leaders and we just appreciate you guys getting in on the fun,” Granger said.