Set for This Saturday Night – Public Invited
Stylistic Intervention Owner, Sondra Piorek (second from right) and friends holding up Calendar Cover Model, Caleb King are getting ready for the big Men of Laguna Beach Launch Party this Saturday 10/20/07
Nearly all of the Final 12 Calendar Contest winners will be present at the Party. The Launch Party will be held at Laguna’s beautiful home, style, gift and art store: Stylistic Intervention, 381 Forest Avenue, in downtown Laguna Beach 92651 (http://www.stylisticintervention.com/).
Models attending will include first place winner, Caleb King and second place finisher, Gustavo Marzolla and they will be joined by nearly all of the men representing the other months of 2008.
“Our calendar is showcasing one of Laguna’s best natural resources, its great looking men,” said calendar producer, Fred Karger. “We are extremely proud of how well it came out, especially because it was an all volunteer effort. ALL proceeds from the sales of the Men of Laguna Beach Calendar go to support our efforts to SAVE the BOOM – Forever!!! http://www.savetheboom.com/ , The Laguna Beach Resources Center and the Laguna Beach HIV Advisory Board.
Over 50 people volunteered their time and talent to make this first-ever calendar possible. The result is the hottest all male calendar on the market for 2008. The Final 12 were selected from the 35 men who tried out at an open casting of gay and straight men back on July 7th. The field was narrowed down to 20 Finalists and then to the Final 12. All 20 Finalists appeared on AOL’s QueerSighted.com, which has had 1.5 million page views and 540,000 votes cast, as well as a vote in the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot Newspaper. A panel of judges then picked the 12 men, one for each month, and awarded the top finishers cash prizes. Caleb King, was the 1st place finisher and won $1000.00 and is featured on the cover of the calendar. 2nd place went to Gustavo Marzolla and there was a five way tie for 3rd place.
The calendars will be on sale Saturday night and the Models will be autographing copies with every purchase. The calendars are also on sale at select stores in Laguna Beach and around the country. The calendar retails for only $14.95 and will make the ideal holiday gift – one that keeps on giving for the next 12 months!
There will also be a live auction during the evening, where a beautiful print entitled “Dreaming of Paradise” (see below) donated by Laguna’s own Internationally famous artist, Wyland will be sold to help raise funds along with other donated items including the “Art of Wyland” book also donated by the artist.
“Special thanks go out to everyone who helped put this calendar together,” concluded Karger. “Over 50 volunteers were involved from start to finish, but we at SAVE the BOOM!!! want to give special thanks to celebrity photographer Cris Lapp http://www.cristopherlapp.com/ who took all of the amazing photos, to our Graphic Designer extraordinaire, Brad Mayo http://www.dayonecreative.com/ who did the incredible design work on our calendar and to all the Models who volunteered their time and themselves to help SAVE the BOOM!!!”
Here is the link to buy calendars on line: http://www.menoflagunaeabch.com/