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            Woodfield Hunt & C.C., Fieldbrook Estates, Boca Grove, Polo Club, Newport Bay Club, Seasons of Boca

        VOL. 21 NO. 6                                                                                  JUNE 2021

       Cars Roll Through For The 13th Annual

       ‘Beep Beep Bash’ For People With Disabilities

         Free, one-day
      event for people
      with disabilities
      – both seen and
      unseen – returns
      with new social
      distancing, drive-
      through format in a
      new Boca park and
      a new date.
         Car after car
      rolled through the 13th Annual Boating and Beach Bash
      for People with Disabilities, which became the Annual   Lowell Van Vechten, cofounder of the
      Beep Beep Bash for this year.                      American Disabilities Foundation and
         On Saturday, May 1, the free, one-day event for people   cofounder of the Annual Boating and Beach
      with disabilities, both seen and unseen, welcomed guests   Bash for People with Disabilities
      to a new location that is more car-friendly with easier
      road access: the Countess de Hoernle Park (Spanish   Managing Director Liz Schmidt. Schmidt was installed in
      River Athletic Complex), 1000 Spanish River Blvd., Boca   March 2021, following the July 2020 passing of Founding
      Raton, FL 33431.                                   Executive Director Jay Van Vechten.
         To protect its vulnerable audiences from exposure to      “We have so many returning guests each year, who
      COVID-19 and to adhere to social distancing guidelines,   look forward to the event that is specially designed for
      the Beep Beep Bash showcased a variety of entertainment,   them that we felt compelled to bring it back in some
      including costumed characters, magicians, DJs, and   form. So for 2021, we presented the Beep Beep Bash with
      waving fans that guests experienced via a drive-through   hopeful plans to return to our previous format in 2022.”
      format.                                               The  2021  Beep  Beep  Bash  featured  entertainment,
         “So much has changed since our last bash in March   prepackaged food giveaways and swag bags, filled with
      2020, when we were fortunate enough to have our outdoor   gifts.
      festival before the pandemic-quarantines measures
      were enacted,” said American Disabilities Foundation   Beep Beep Bash on page 2
      Fuller Center Has Served Hardworking,

      Under-Resourced Families And Children For 50 Years

         More than 900 children in 41 ZIP codes from        In 1971, the Fuller Center opened its doors in Boca   remarkable outcomes achieved by our alumni who, as
      throughout Palm Beach County, along with their families,   Raton to provide early education and childcare to children   adults, are raising healthy families and maintaining highly
      are served by the Fuller Center (formerly the Florence   living in poverty.  The organization was founded to   respectable jobs and positions in the community. The
      Fuller Child Development Centers) each year.       support low-income workers (most of whom are essential   purpose of our organization is to ensure that deserving
                                                         service workers) providing the foundation of the local   children and hardworking parents get the opportunities
                                                         economy and offer their children the same educational   they need to reach their full potential and become positive
                                                         opportunities as their more affluent peers. Fifty years later,   contributors to our community.”
                                                         the organization has grown from serving 22 children to      The Fuller Center is the only nonprofit in South Palm
                                                         over 900 each year and has greatly expanded its services.  Beach County that provides early childhood education,
                                                            The Fuller Center is a community care center providing   after-school, and out-of-school programming, camps, and
                                                         quality education for children 6 weeks to 12 years and
                                                         offering enrichment programs to care for the children
                                                         when they are out of school, enhancing their academic,
                                                         social, emotional, physical, and behavioral health. The
       Addition to east campus being built in 1974       center also provides extensive family support services
                                                                                 to  ensure  that  children  go
                                                                                 home each night to self-
                                                                                 sustaining parents able  to
                                                                                 provide  safe,  healthy,  and
                                                                                 enriching  homes  for  their
                                                                                   “The parents we serve
                                                                                 are the backbone of our
                                                                                 local economy,” says Ellyn   Children at the Fuller Center
                                                                                 Okrent, CEO of the Fuller
                                                                                 Center. “We are proud of the   Fuller Center on page 2
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