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VOL. 34 NO. 1                                                                              JANUARY 2021

      Opportunity Offers A Fresh Approach To Fundraising

        Champagne, shopping, and crisp December air drew   American  Sirens  and  pop-up  vendors  added  a festive
      guests to Opportunity Early Childhood Education & Family   vibe. Many of the stores also donated a percentage of
      Center’s holiday event. Alexis Bonner, Hilary Cohen, and   their sales to the charity.
      Mae Ferguson cochaired the stylish, outdoor fundraiser     Since 1939, Opportunity has worked to end the cycle of
      on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at The Royal Poinciana Plaza. The   poverty in Palm Beach County by providing educational and
      modernized version of the charity’s traditional luncheon   developmental programs for children, and support services
      allowed attendees to be safe yet social.          for their families.
        Guests at Opportunity’s Holiday Sip. Savor. Stroll.   Opportunity Early Childhood Education & Family
      Shop! were greeted with champagne and signature   Center
      cocktails. Swag bags stocked with designer face masks,     Empowering the children of working families to achieve
      a gourmet to-go lunch, and exclusive discounts at brands   academic and life success through educational programs that
      throughout the plaza, allowed attendees to choose how   embrace the whole child, and through family programming.
      much or how little they wanted to interact. A stunning            Photos by Tracey Benson Photography
      floral  wall  created  by  Renny  &  Reed  provided  the                                                                      Michelle Trottier, Erin
      perfect backdrop for photos, while holiday music by the   Opportunity Offers on page 2               Ali Eger, Lisa Stella    Sayer
      Call For ‘The Love Of Art’ Themed                                                                     Annual

      Student Entries For 2021 ArtiGras                                                                     Christmas Boat

      Youth Art Competition                                                                                 Parade Begins

         The 2021 ArtiGras Fine
       Arts Festival, presented                                                                             With Fireworks
       by Hanley Foundation
       and produced by the Palm
       Beach North Chamber of                                                                               Report and Photos by Penny Sheltz
       Commerce, has a call for                                                                               The 26th Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade
       student art for the ArtiGras                                                                         launched the 2020 holiday season as many fully-
       Youth Art  Competition                                                                               decorated boats of all sizes made their way up the
       which this year will carry                                                                           Intracoastal Waterway from the North Palm Beach
       the theme “The Love of Art.”                                                                         Marina to Jupiter.
       The theme will encompass                                                                               The holiday boat parade is also a toy drive. The parade
       a student’s representation of                                                                        partnered with the U.S. Marine Reserves Toys for Tots
       art, what they love about art,                                                                       collecting hundreds of thousands of unwrapped gifts for
       or what art form they love                                                                           local kids in need.
       best. All submissions need to                                                                          There were many viewing spots to enjoy the holiday
       incorporate the theme in some                                                                        boat parade with lots of folks on the North Palm Beach
       way, but the interpretation is                                                                       Golf Course, Harbourside Place, Juno Park, Jupiter
       completely up to the student.                                                                        Riverwalk, and Lighthouse Park. Some people had a view
         Students in grades                                                                                 dining at waterside restaurants and bars like 1000 North,
      kindergarten through 12th   Photograph of the Best in Show winners with the officials from the ArtiGras Fine Arts   U-Tiki, Waterway Cafe, Jetty’s and Square Grouper.
      grade are encouraged to submit   Festival. From left to right: Honorable Mention in the sixth grade, Tamar Kamrat from   Fireworks made the parade even more festive.
      their artwork for the ArtiGras   Jupiter Middle School; Best of Show for elementary schools, Angela Pereira from Binks
      Youth Art  Competition  in   Forest Elementary School; CEO of the Hanley Foundation, Jan Cairnes; Best of Show
      mediums ranging from pencil   for middle schools, Julian Lupyan from The Weiss School; Best of Show for high schools,
      and crayon to chalk and paint.   Geneve Fredette from Palm Beach Central High School; and Judy Dellosa.
      For many students in Palm
      Beach County, ArtiGras is more than a fabulous art festival     The artwork will be judged by local artists and art
      to attend during Presidents’ Day weekend, it is an opportunity   educators who will have the daunting task of narrowing down
      to share their works of art and showcase their skill and talent   the hundreds of entries to only 77 finalists then selecting a
      in the ArtiGras Youth Art Competition.            first, second and third place winner along with two honorable
                                                                                 mentions for each school
                                                                                 grade. The winners will be
                                                                                 announced on the first day
                                                                                 of ArtiGras. All finalists will
                                                                                 have their works of art on
                                                                                 display throughout ArtiGras
                                                                                 in  the Youth Art  Gallery
                                                                                 located in the ArtiKids’ Zone.

                                                                                 Call For ‘The Love Of Art’   Annual Christmas Boat Parade on page 3
                                                                                 on page 4
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