Tuesday evening marked one of our most special events of 2017, The 5th Annual Yelpies at 927 Events. Over 100 Yelpers stepped into an unfamiliar space, filled with eclectic charm and warm hospitality. Before the fun even began, Yelpers generously donated hundreds of toys for our two beneficiaries: St. Johns County Family Integrity Program & the Child Guidance Center. We love giving back to the community and those less fortunate, and are so happy to play a small role during the Holiday Season.
After Yelpers walked the red carpet and graced the second floor, it was time for food, drinks, and fun! 927 Events doubles as a catering company, so they set up two food stations filled with h’ourdevers, appetizers and more. The bar was stocked with local favorites, Bold City Brewery and Carve Vodka. Tagging along for the ride was Bee Friends Farm, a local Florida farm specializing in the most delicious honey one can find.
The dispersing of this year’s Yelpies were a wild ride, full of laughs and tears of joy. We are incredibly honored to award our top Yelpers year after year. Please take a minute to look over this year’s winners:
- Funniest of the Year: Juliet H.
- Complimenter of the Year: Han L.
- Couple of the Year: Jimmy P. & Lea P.
- Rookie of the Year: Edward A.
- True Yelper: Kerry C.
- Friendliest of the Year: Debbie F.
- Writer of the Year: Juliet H.
- Newbie Impact Award: Joshua S.
- Photographer of the Year: Leah A.
- Veteran Impact Award: Rebecca N.
- Yelptime Achievement Award: Mark B.
- Reviewer of the Year: Juliet H.
All in all, it was an evening none of us will soon forget for quite some time. We even commemorated the night with Yelp Elite ornaments for guests to decorate their trees with. Read all reviews of the event and check out the spectacular photos, courtesy of Verance Photography.
Yelp Jacksonville would like to personally thank Paul and Chriss of 927 Events, and all of our sponsors for their hard work and enthusiasm to ensure Yelpers with a wonderful experience.