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                                                                                                                                        WEST PALM BCH
                                                                                                                                        PERMIT NO.2075

                                                                               PEACEFUL, FRIENDLY, COMMUNITY ATMOSPHERE

        VOL. 23 NO. 12                                                                         DECEMBER 2020

                                                            TequesTa spoTlighT

         Little Smiles Expands Holiday Toy Drive To Help More

                                     Local Children Than Ever Before

          For The First Time Little Smiles Toy Drive Will Benefit Local Children In Need Year-Round

        Little Smiles plans to bring big smiles to more children                                           Donations will still go towards buying gifts for children in
      than ever before this holiday season and beyond. For the                                             need during the holidays but this year, donations will also
      first time this year, to meet the rising demand, Little Smiles                                       benefit the 23 hospitals, shelters and facilities the nonprofit
      plans to use donations from its annual toy drive to help local                                       serves. Little Smiles throws monthly pizza and movie nights
      children all year long!                                                                              at several local hospitals for children battling life-threatening
        “Our role in the community is more important now                                                   illnesses in addition to stocking hospital pantries with comfort
      than ever before,” said Nicole Mercado, executive director                                           foods. Funds from the toy drive also go towards fulfilling
      of Little Smiles. “With the global health crisis and kids                                            individual family requests which has also seen a huge increase
      quarantined for months, we saw a huge increase in the                                                in demand. A $100 donation stuffs a stocking with presents
      number of families desperately needing help and we want                                              and holiday treats for children! A $150 donation helps
      them to know we will be there for them during the holidays                                           produce a movie night!
      and long after.”
        That’s why this year, Little Smiles set a really big goal                                          Tequesta Spotlight on page 2
      for its 11th annual Little Smiles Toy Drive of $250,000.   Jerry Somma, Virginia Sinicki and Nicole Grossmayer

                                                                                                                  arT happenings

                                    Fundraising evenT

                                                                                                                  Grants Foster
            BallenIsles Country Club Leaders                                                                     Modernization

              Play Charity Golf  For First Tee                                                              Of The Lighthouse

                                                                                   BallenIsles Country Club
                                                                                 General Manager and Chief            ArtCenter
                                                                                 Operating Officer Ryan Walls
                                                                                 and  Director of Golf  Jeff   300K Grant From The Cornelia T. Bailey
                                                                                 Fitzherbert played a combined   Foundation And A 200K Anonymous
                                                                                 250 holes of golf on Monday,   Dollar-For-Dollar Matching Gift Challenge
                                                                                 Nov. 2 to raise funds for First
                                                                                 Tee  of the Palm  Beaches.        Will Help Modernize Facilities
                                                                                 Walls and Fitzherbert were     The Lighthouse ArtCenter (LAC) welcomed a sizable
                                                                                 participating in the 5th Annual   grant from the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation and an
                                                                                 100 Hole Challenge held at   anonymous donor to help cover the cost of modernizing
                                                                                 Jupiter Country Club and raised   their gallery and school of art facilities. The Cornelia T.
                                                                                 more than $15,000 for First Tee
                                                                                 through BallenIsles’ member
                                                                                 donations and pledges.
                                                                                   The two played 125 holes
      Participants in the 5th Annual First Tee Palm Beach 100 Hole Challenge, Nov. 2  each, over eight and a half
                                                                                 hours, covering approximately
                                                                                 18 miles, while playing three
                                                                                 balls on every hole but one.
                                                                                 Walls used seven Callaway
                                                                                 golf balls (lost four), went
                                                                                 through one Callaway glove
                                                                                 and  remarkably,  made  it
                                                                                 around using only one tee.   Newly built outdoor classroom for art classes

                                                                                 Fundraising Event          Art Happenings on page 4
                                                                                 on page 3
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