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The annual event featured a breakfast at Monarch Country Club during which community partners, businesses and private individuals were honored by House of Hope for their contributions of effort, expertise, creativity and other resources helpful to the agency’s mission to empower Martin County residents to overcome hunger and hardship.
Molly’s House was transformed into a speakeasy for the inaugural Rum Runners Row Garden Bash, which raised more than $50,000 to fuel the organization’s mission of keeping families together during medical crises. More than 300 guests enjoyed live music, a murder mystery and a rum tasting.
Seven dancers raised money for Martin County Healthy Start Coalition during the fun-filled dancing event. Funds raised totaled $160,207, which will help ensure all babies in Martin County are born healthy. George Gozdz was crowned overall winner alongside his partner, Marianella Tobar.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the open took place at the River Palm Cottages & Fish Camp in Jensen Beach, during which 190 anglers raised funds for Project LIFT. It is the largest inshore fishing tournament on the Treasure Coast.
Striving to break the norm of familiar arts and music within the community, Court Room Sessions provides a counterculture experience for those who attend. Part contemporary art exhibition and part music showcase, the opening night featured an array of art from both local and regional artists as well as performances by notable alternative musical acts.
A sold-out crowd spent an evening at Hobe Sound Golf Club indulging in cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before dispersing into groups to enjoy themed dinners at eight different celebrity chefs’ homes. Guests then moved to Flash Beach Grille for an after party with live music by the Bryce Allyn Band.
The Martin County Community Foundation event took place at Dolphin Bar and Shrimp House in Jensen Beach, and awarded grants totaling $303,620 to seven local non-profits to fund programs in 2018 and 2019. The grants will support work in five categories: literacy, research, social services, training and vocational education.
The signature event took place at Taste Casual Dining where some of Martin County’s finest artists created artwork on shirts, aprons, hats and bags. White Shirt Night raises funds to send kids to Camps Success, an eight-week summer learning program for at-risk children.
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