Will Williams is no more. The tea I got is his last public appearance was in Las Vegas last fall. And, a few months ago Lonell Williams said on ‘Rants & Raves with Drama Dupree’ that the most communication he has is a ‘mental health check’ ever so often. Somehow, beyond the drama, the annual gay vacation to the Dominican Republic carries on with new management under D.R. Takeover.
“It’s never too late to join us,” brand ambassador Martell Todd tells South Florida Gay News. “The event pass is $250 and depending on room amenities you can stay four days at the all-inclusive Melia Caribe Tropical for about $1,000.”
According to the D.R. Takeover website, it’s going to be a relaxing weekend and all are welcome. “D.R. Takeover is for both men and women, and we’ve been very aggressive to be all-inclusive. We do hope more couples show up to take advantage of the Romance by Melia options because the hotel does amazing weddings. But, our core is mainly single men and women of the LGBT community who are looking to party with a purpose,” said Todd.
During the weekend, the group will take a break from partying to launch its sustainable impact initiative within the local Dominican community. It has adopted a local school and will bring supplies and in-kind donations to make like better for students at that school.
“About 250 students between the ages 3-16 years old attend Centro Educativo Shalom. After visiting the school last year and seeing how kind and well-mannered the children were, the D.R. Takeover team vowed that this year we would come back and shower them with love. Seeing their faces when we arrive with the things they need will be the best memory of this trip,” said Todd.