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Women joined together for the annual Temple Beit HaYam Sisterhood Fashion Show held in Stuart. Members enjoyed lunch and bid on silent auction items. Sisterhood is an organization of women from the synagogue who join together in friendship and serve the local community.
Samaritan Center for Young Boys & Families hosted a three-course luncheon prepared by area chefs for “The Great Chef Adventure” event. Guests helped to raise funds for the Samaritan Center, which works to keep families together and boys out of the juvenile court system, and bid on items during a silent and live auction.
Mariner Sands Charity Week kicked off with the “One Enchanted Evening” concert in the Mariner Sands Chapel, featuring headliners Terry Barber and Lorrianna Colozzo, supported by students from “Artists For A Cause.” This tradition brings neighbors together for a week-long extravaganza of events, and proceeds directly benefit Martin County charities.
The Elliott Museum and Audubon of Martin County presented the top 12 winning photographs from the recent National Audubon Photography Award competition. Local Audubon photographers also exhibited their wildlife work. Guests enjoyed door prizes and a cash bar.
Council members were transported “Back to the Future” at a 1950s prom-themed event held in the gymnasium of St. Joseph Catholic School. Members dressed up and danced to the classic rock ‘n’ roll music of Rocky and the Rollers. The 2017 board of directors were installed during the evening.
The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast raised more than $200,ooo at its premier fundraising event held at Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart. The gala, with a “Paws to Celebrate” theme, included WPTV anchor Jay Cashmere, who served as the emcee for the night. Guests enjoyed a putting contest, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions.
Nearly 250 guests gathered ‘round for a boot scootin’ evening of fun at “A Night at the Rhinestone Rodeo” at Mariner Sands Country Club in Stuart to support the Little Treasures Pediatric Care Program of Treasure Coast Hospice. Thanks to the efforts of chairman Charity Parsons and her committee, participants enjoyed an exciting, Western-style event that included a live and silent auction, raffle, dinner and dancing.
A crowd of nearly 500 guests put on their jeans and boots for the annual Adams Ranch Cattlemen’s Dance, benefiting the Sunrise Theatre Foundation. Those in attendance enjoyed barbecue and participated in country line-dancing with the Wild Roses Dance Team and music from Nashville recording artist Tom Jackson.
During a reception held at Harbour Ridge Country Club, United Way of Martin County Foundation awarded H. William “Bill” Lichtenberger with the 2017 Frances Langford Humanitarian Award. The award recognizes community leaders who demonstrate commitment and compassion for humanity in their lives and deeds.
The Elliott Museum presented “A View from Washington,” a luncheon featuring Mara Liasson of Fox News and National Public Radio. A sold-out crowd filled the Willoughby Golf Club main dining room in Stuart, while discussions ensued about the Trump presidency, the news media and more.
Held at Sailfish Point Country Club, the Jo Covelli Fashion Show included more than 200 guests who enjoyed an afternoon of Champagne, silent and live auction items, a luncheon, festive hat contest and sounds by Bobby and the Blisters. The fashion show is the Hibiscus Children’s Center signature celebration.
Supporters of The Pine School gathered and raised $220,000, which will go toward improving and supporting the school’s faculty and students. Guests were treated to music from the Sierra Band while dining on a family-style meal provided by chef Kelly Moore from FLIK catering. The evening also included silent auction items and a live auction section.
The sixth annual sold-out event hosted by Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation brought more than 315 people together who helped raise critical funding to benefit Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Proceeds from the gala will fund the 2017 Indian River Lagoon Graduate Research Fellows program.
House of Hope hosted its 18th annual luncheon with a new theme—better nutrition for the community. Guests delighted in complimentary mimosas, raffle baskets, a House of Hope “pop-up” thrift boutique and a special drawing for a Diamond’s by Terry custom pendant. Centerpieces of potted herbs and vegetables will be repurposed and planted in House of Hope’s nutrition gardens.
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