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VOL. 23  NO. 10                                                                          OCTOBER 2021

      First Time And Surprise Military                                                                      Breast Cancer

      Performers Soar The Skies At The                                                                      Survivors Living

      Stuart Air Show Nov. 12 To 14                                                                         Their Best Life On

      The Stuart Air Show Is Back In 2021 To                                                                The Water
      Highlight Performances From More Elite
      Aerial Performers Than Ever Before                                                                      Have you noticed anything new and unusual on our Palm
        The show features two United States Air Force military                                              City waterways this past year?
      fighter jets, for now.…                                                                                 That 29-foot vessel you see running alongside the rowing
        Confirmed to attend are the F-16 Demo Team (“Viper”),                                               crews on Saturday morning and Wednesday evening is a
      and the A-10C Thunderbolt II (“The Warhog”). Curious                                                  dragon boat. Martin County has its very first dragon boat
      patrons will have to “taxi into position and hold” until     Back by popular demand is the opening evening twilight   team launching right out of Leighton Park!
      the airshow has final confirmation of other military assets   air show and Dirty Flight Suit Party on Nov. 12. Guests will     Created in February of 2020, Hell Gate Sea Dragons is a
      scheduled to attend.                               be able to experience an amazing pyrotechnic show, and   nonprofit organization made up of breast cancer survivors and
        For the first time ever at the show, the East Coast C-17   live entertainment provided by the best cover band in South   supporters. Think of them as an on-water, active, empowering
      Demo Team will perform in front of the crowd! A high-  Florida – The Chase Band. They will close out the evening   support group for survivors. Of course, they are much more
      wing, four-engine, T-tailed military transport aircraft, the   on the Yuengling Flight Deck stage, powered by Florida   than that … paddling, laughing, exercising with a mission to
      multi-service C-17 can carry large equipment, supplies and   Power & Light!                           strengthen minds, bodies and souls. Many of the team have
      troops directly to small airfields in harsh terrain anywhere     Not all the excitement will be exclusively in the air! Stuart   had similar health journeys and are there to encourage and
      in the world.                                      Air Show patrons will get to experience an incredible flight   lift each other.
        In addition, for the first time in North America, Red Bull   line race between the Shockwave Jet Truck and an aircraft.     Hell Gate’s goal is to support breast cancer survivors and
      Pilot Aaron Fitzgerald will do barrel loops and fly inverted                                          their supporters on their road to recovery, not just on the team,
      in a BO105 C helicopter.                           Stuart Air Show on page 3                          but in the community, as well. Last month you may have seen
      2021 Hope Awards Honor Friends                                                                        them at the Stuart Saltwater Sisters’ captain’s kickoff party
                                                                                                            for the Lady Angler Tournament supporting Friends in Pink.
                                                                                                            This month you can find them participating and supporting the
      Of House Of Hope At Annual                                                                            American Cancer Society’s Making Strides on Oct. 23, and
                                                                                                            J.McLaughlin’s (Hobe Sound) on Oct. 16, where 15 percent
                                                                                                            of their Sip and Shop proceeds will benefit this 501(c)(3) and
      Recognition Breakfast                                                                                 the good work they are doing in the community.
                                                                                                              Interested in more information about dragon boating?
                                                                                                            Check out Hell Gate Sea Dragons at
                                                                                                            or on their Facebook page.
        House of Hope supporters—individuals, businesses, and   though, House of Hope friends and sponsors gather to show
      organizations from across Martin County—never expect   gratitude and celebrate their efforts with the Hope Awards.
      thanks for all they do to help the organization empower     “Our award recipients this year and every year make a
      residents to overcome hunger and hardship. Once a year,   huge impact on our community,” says Rob Ranieri, CEO of
                                                         House of Hope. “They contribute their passion, expertise,
                                                         creativity and resources to help us carry out our mission.”
                                                           This year’s Hope Awards Recognition Breakfast was held
                                                         on Sept. 9 at Monarch Country Club in Palm City, with HBKS
                                                         Wealth Advisors as the presenting sponsor. A special moment in
                                                         the ceremony was the awarding of the Barbara Trimble Legacy
                                                         Award, named after a longstanding philanthropist of House of
                                                         Hope and other community nonprofits. For their contributions to
                                                         House of Hope over many years of service, the Barbara Trimble
                                                         Legacy Award was presented to Marni and David Abate. David
                                                         Abate accepted the award on behalf of himself and his wife, who
                                                         recently passed away.
                                                           The Hope Award recipients for 2021 are: Richard and
      Hope Award winner Commissioner Ed Ciampi (center)   Janet Galante – Community Ambassadors; Bob Plunkett
      pictured with Rob Ranieri and Dave Lee.            from Global Irrigation Solutions, LLC; Florida Department
                                                                                 of Health in Martin County;
                                                                                 Andrea Dean from Helping
                                                                                 People  Succeed;  Ed
                                                                                 Ciampi,  Board  of  County
                                                                                 Commissioners;  Niki  L.
                                                                                 Norton of n2 Architecture
                                                                                 +  Design;  Carlita  Fiestas-

                                                                                 2021 Hope Awards
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