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VOL. 26 NO. 1                                                                          JANUARY 2021

                                                              Singer Spotlight

           Opportunity Offers A Fresh Approach To Fundraising

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

                                       Art hAppeningS
                                                                                                             holidAy hAppeningS

         Call For ‘The Love Of Art’ Themed                                                                               Annual

                                   Student Entries

                       For 2021 ArtiGras Youth Art Competition                                                Christmas Boat

         The 2021 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival,                                                                  Parade Begins
      presented by Hanley Foundation and
      produced  by  the  Palm  Beach  North
      Chamber of Commerce, has a call for                                                                     With Fireworks
      student art for the ArtiGras Youth Art
      Competition which this year will carry
      the theme “The Love of Art.” The theme                                                                Report and Photos by Penny Sheltz
      will encompass a student’s representation                                                                The 26th Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade
      of art, what they love about art, or what                                                             launched the 2020 holiday season as many fully-
      art form they love best. All submissions                                                              decorated boats of all sizes made their way up the
      need to incorporate the theme in some                                                                 Intracoastal Waterway from the North Palm Beach
      way, but the interpretation is completely                                                             Marina to Jupiter.
      up to the student.
         Students in grades kindergarten
      through 12th grade are encouraged to
      submit their artwork for the ArtiGras
      Youth Art Competition in mediums
      ranging from pencil and crayon to chalk
      and paint. For many students in Palm   Photograph of the Best in Show winners with the officials from the ArtiGras
                                          Fine Arts Festival. From left to right: Honorable Mention in the sixth grade,
      Art Happenings on page 4            Tamar Kamrat from Jupiter Middle School; Best of Show for elementary
                                                                                 schools, Angela Pereira from
                                                                                 Binks  Forest  Elementary
                                                                                 School; CEO of the Hanley
                                                                                 Foundation,  Jan  Cairnes;
                                                                                 Best  of  Show  for  middle
                                                                                 schools, Julian Lupyan from
                                                                                 The  Weiss  School;  Best  of
                                                                                 Show  for  high  schools,
                                                                                 Geneve Fredette from Palm
                                                                                 Beach Central High School;   Holiday Happenings on page 5
                                                                                 and Judy Dellosa.
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