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Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation in Palm City hosted a glamorous gathering of motorcars and artwork during its “Rolls-Royces, Bentleys and Horses” event hosted on property. The Rolls-Royce Foundation and the Rolls- Royce Owners’ Club presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Prestley Blake of Sailfish Point.
Meridian Marina & Yacht Club sponsored the inaugural Gilbertfest in downtown Stuart at the Riverwalk stage, which raised nearly $1,000 for local charities. Named after local pirate Don Pedro Gilbert, the rock concert event was kicked off by original Foghat rocker Tony Stevens and his band, Slow Ride. The festival was closed out with a performance by Bad Company’s former lead singer Brian Howe.
The inaugural affair honored generous corporate sponsors who have significantly helped the health system over the past year. Held at Martin Memorial Hospital, the reception drew 75 attendees who enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while learning about the emergency department renovation update and the new affiliation between Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute and Frances Langford Heart Center at Martin Health System.
More than 200 guests dressed in island attire came out to Luau for Literacy at United Way of Martin County’s inaugural “Tikis on the Terrace” presented by All About Achieving Learning Centers. The event took place at Tuckahoe Terrace at the Mansion at Tuckahoe, where guests partied Polynesian-style and raised more than $17,000 for Martin County’s education initiatives.
The celebration of Samaritan Center’s 50th anniversary welcomed 200 guests to Willoughby Golf Club where they were treated to a luncheon prepared by the area’s most talented chefs. A moving and inspiring message from Martin County Sheriff William D. Snyder highlighted the luncheon.
Guests enjoyed music from the Randy McNeely Band, an auction with signed guitars and more during the Cattleman’s Dance held at Adams Ranch. All proceeds benefited the Sunrise Theatre Foundation, which brings the performing arts and cultural enrichment to the Treasure Coast community.
Nearly 300 guests enjoyed a night of dinner, dancing and intrigue at the Midnight Masquerade at Mariner Sands Country Club. The event raised $90,000 for Treasure Health’s specialized pediatric care program, Little Treasures, which focuses on the unique needs of children facing serious illness.
Sandhill Cove Retirement Living hosted its fifth annual public art show and sale with more than 80 artists and craft vendors presenting their work with more than 1,500 people in attendance. Proceeds will benefit Helping People Succeed.
This special signature celebration held at Sailfish Point Golf Club included more than 200 women who enjoyed an afternoon of Champagne, silent auction items and rafﬂe baskets, and a delicious lunch enjoyed with the sounds of Bobby and the Blisters.
More than 200 supporters gathered for the “Happily Ever After—Every Pet Deserves a Fairytale Ending” gala at Pirate’s Cove Resort & Marina. Guests raised more than $200,000 to help the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast continue to be a leading advocate for homeless, abused and abandoned animals in Martin County.
Heathcote Botanical Gardens was in full bloom during the “Bonsai Bash: East Meets West.” Guests enjoyed cocktails and a silent auction, and strolled among illuminated flowers while the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society’s Sunrise Party Band played standards on the Main Lawn. An assortment of “small bowls” to commemorate the Chinese New Year was offered. Proceeds from the evening benefit the James J. Smith Bonsai Collection.
Mariner Sands Charity Week was “Off to the Races” with its kick off for a week-long calendar of events. Each year residents of Mariner Sands raise funds for local charities. Since its inception, Charity Week has given close to $2.5 million to Martin County charities serving the needy, particularly children.
More than 150 guests attended a private fundraiser thrown at Dr. Daniel and Marlena Husted’s waterfront home in support of House of Hope’s nutrition garden programs. Decadent desserts were prepared to honor the evening’s theme with cascading fruits and vegetables adorning a four-tiered cake. An on-site sommelier offered pairings to accompany the extensive selections of charcuterie, raw bar and tapas.
Hobe Sound Golf Club welcomed its members to a special “Evening with Gary Player” event. An honorary member at Hobe Sound Golf Club, Player is the most successful international golfer of all time and has raised more than $62 million for underprivileged children’s education globally through the efforts of The Player Foundation and the Gary Player Invitational.
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