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Longtime Stuart residents Ray and Ellyn Stevenson hosted a reception for The Everglades Foundation’s board of directors and key supporters to call attention to the critical work of Everglades restoration and its impact on Martin County. The Everglades Foundation is a science-based education and advocacy organization dedicated to the restoration and protection of America’s Everglades.
St. Lucie Battery and Tire welcomed clients, friends and local businesspeople to the ribbon cutting at its 14th location on U.S. Highway 1 in Port St. Lucie. Staff grilled hamburgers and hot dogs while Stuart Magazine provided a variety of drinks. Funds raised were donated to the St. Lucie Battery and Tire Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team.
Martin County’s 19th annual fundraiser, “Ports of Call” welcomed a group of 130 community members to an evening of celebration at the Frances Langford Pavilion at Indian RiverSide Park in Jensen Beach. The event raised funds for outreach programs, scholarships and the purchasing of boats, safety, communication and rigging equipment.
The Founding Friends of Treasure Coast Hospice celebrated the close of its fundraising season with a Sips & Dips gathering at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club. During the evening, Founding Friends President Stephanie Barnard presented the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation a $75,000 check representing proceeds from the group’s fundraising season.
Palm City residents Fred and Deana Peterson were celebrated for their devotion to foster children at the second annual Sea of Hope luncheon held at the Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart. They received the inaugural “Hero of Hope” award from Place of Hope Treasure Coast in front of a crowd of 200 guests.
Friends and supporters of the Environmental Studies Center enjoyed an “Evening on the River” at the private residence belonging to Marcia and Gary Hendry. The sold-out event featured dinner, live entertainment, drinks, dancing, a silent auction and more.
Ground Floor Farm in downtown Stuart hosted “Spring Forward for Hunger” where a sold-out crowd enjoyed complimentary mimosas and sangria along with farm-to-table dishes. The Treasure Coast Food Bank’s recently completed produce processing plant will provide nutritious produce for the community’s vulnerable populations—low-income children, seniors and others who struggle with hunger.
The Woman’s Club of Stuart held its second annual “Art is Everywhere Tour,” which showcased a variety of artwork in various homes throughout the community. A reception followed at the Twisted Craft and Creamery where guests enjoyed light refreshments. Proceeds from the Tour will provide scholarships for middle and high school girls in Martin County pursuing the visual and performing arts.
The Junior League of Martin County’s sustaining members held the 25th annual Junkanoo at the waterfront estate belonging to founding member Suzy Carr. More than 250 tropically attired guests contributed to the $20,000 raised for the League to strengthen its ongoing philanthropic goals of supporting the community’s women and children.
More than 200 guests attended the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County’s Annual Leadership Dinner held at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club. Archer, conservationist and photographer Alto “Bud” Adams Jr. was presented with the Pete Hegener Leadership Award, given to a dedicated business leader who has made significant contributions to St. Lucie County’s economy and quality of life.
The Hobe Sound Nature Center welcomed “Jungle” Jack Hanna as its keynote speaker for the spring fundraising dinner, “Into the Wild,” held at Jupiter Hills Club. Guests mingled during the cocktail hour, which featured live and silent auctions. Hanna spoke about his travels and experiences in supporting wildlife conservation and the importance of environmental awareness and education.
More than 150 car aficionados gathered at the Audi Infiniti Stuart showroom for the 21st Annual Elliott Museum Car Show “Classics at the Beach” reception themed “Party Like You Did at 21.” Guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers prior to the car show held the next day.
The ARC of Martin County celebrated its perennial gala fundraiser “An Evening of Entertainment” at the Wyndham Grand Harbourside Place in Jupiter. The affair generated $170,000 to support programs that serve children and adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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