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More than 300 guests attended the sold-out Vegas-themed fashion show, which took place at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club. The event raised more than $26,000, which will benefit the organization’s Community Action Grants and will provide scholarships for women.
Held at Kai Kai Farm, Spring Forward for Hunger allowed guests the chance to receive a full tour of the farm grounds in addition to a multi-course brunch featuring fresh produce grown on-site. Spring Forward For Hunger celebrates Treasure Coast’s harvest and emphasizes the importance of eating foods grown close to home.
Four local heroes were honored for their devotion to foster children during the third annual luncheon held at Willoughby Golf Club. Jen Burrage received Volunteer of the Year, while local foster family Richard and Ericah Brinson received Foster Family of the Year. In addition, MaryLynn Magar accepted the Legislator of the Year, and Rani Mathura received Place of Hope’s Hero of Hope award.
A group of 15 authors from around the country joined 120 book lovers during the fundraising event held at Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa in Jensen Beach. The event was held in conjunction with BookMania!, where guests were seated with an author at each table for conversation during a three-course gourmet dinner.
United Way of Martin County Foundation honored Bob and Jan Crandall and Bill and Audrey Crandall with the 2018 Frances Langford Humanitarian Award during its signature reception held at Piper’s Landing Yacht and Country Club. Both couples were honored for their ongoing philanthropic endeavors directly benefiting United Way as well as a multitude of non-profit organizations throughout the community.
Local downtown business owners, City of Stuart officials and top Martin County realtors joined Hollub Homes for a groundbreaking ceremony on the future riverfront site of RIVER HOUSE, which was hosted by Stephen P. Ngo, Realtor at Premier Realty Group. The development will offer 20 upscale luxury residences with private two-car garages and electric vehicle charging capabilities. Tesla of West Palm Beach showcased a “Model X” electric vehicle for guests.
Operation 300’s annual “Red White & Blue Bash” took place at Stuart Jet Center and is the organization’s signature fundraiser. It is held to honor fallen heroes and to support the families of those who have given their all on the battlefield. Guests enjoyed dinner from the Food Shack, live music and auction items.
The Pine School celebration featured dinner, cocktails and dancing, as well as live and silent auctions. The event raised a record-breaking $230,000 with $85,000 dedicated to professional development for Pine School faculty.
More than 700 Treasure Coast residents attended a talk with presidential advisor and CNN commentator David Gergen who spoke on the state of the presidency. Rappaport Center at Temple Beit HaYam presented the talk as part of its mission to provide a meeting place for ideas that engage the community in thoughtful conversation, cultural activities and social events.
The anticipated grand opening of Meritage Home’s Langford Landing community allowed more than 200 attendees to tour the St. Croix and St. Kitts models. Langford Landing is a gated community of 60 homesites and features a private marina, which has direct access to the St. Lucie River and Stuart Inlet.
Mary’s Shelter’s sixth annual gala at Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart included dinner, dancing, cocktails, a live auction and entertainment by Street Talk Orchestra. The affair is one of the organization’s two major fundraisers each year that help keep the shelter in operation.
The third annual Sage Awards celebrated 28 of the Treasure Coast’s most admirable seniors at Piper’s Landing Yacht & Country Club. At the sold-out affair, 11 awards were given to recognize remarkable individuals who are 60 and older and continue to dedicate their time and talents.
Hosted at the Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa, the annual Mr. StudFinder Charity Auction began with a VIP meet and mingle with the “studs” where guests enjoyed a raw bar before moving inside the ballroom. The event supported Habitat for Humanity of Martin County’s Women Build program.
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