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

        VOL. 21 NO. 12                                                                         DECEMBER 2021

       Junior League Of Boca Raton Donates 125 Thanksgiving

       Dinners In A Box To Boca Helping Hands

         Ninety-four volunteers from the Junior League of Boca
      Raton donated 125 Thanksgiving Dinners in a Box to Boca
      Helping Hands and three additional large boxes of extra food.
      Boca Helping Hands used these boxes to provide families with
      turkeys and all the ingredients needed to cook a holiday feast.

       Kristen Martin

       Junior League Of Boca Raton on page 8             Jamie Sauer                 Junior League volunteers
      14th Annual Boating And Beach Bash For People With

      Disabilities Welcomes Back Guests To Spanish River Park

      Nation’s Largest, Free, One-Day Event For People With      The 14th Annual Boating and Beach Bash for People with
      Disabilities – Both Seen And Unseen – Returns To Boca   Disabilities will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb.
      Raton On Feb. 20 After A Pandemic-Related Pause    20, 2022, at Spanish River Park, 3001 North Ocean Blvd.
         The 14th Annual Boating and Beach Bash for People with   (A1A), Boca Raton, FL 33431.
      Disabilities – the nation’s largest, free, one-day event for      “We couldn’t be happier to have our signature event
      people with disabilities, both seen and unseen – will welcome   return to Spanish River Park,” said American Disabilities
      its audience back to an in-person event at Spanish River   Foundation (ADF) Managing Director Liz Schmidt. “In 2021,
      Park. Presented by the American Disabilities Foundation,   we answered calls for an event with a safe ‘Beep Beep Bash,’
      the event became an inclusive Spring Break event, drawing   but we were hopeful to be able to come back to the place where
      people from across the country.                    the magic really happens.”
                                                            Schmidt was installed in March 2021, following the July
                                                         2020 passing of Founding Executive Director Jay Van Vechten.
                                                         Dr. Christopher Noe was also named president of the Board
                                                         of Directors for ADF.
                                                            Organizers are seeking sponsorships, vendors, exhibitors,
                                                         entertainment and local boat captains. After a two-year
                                                         pause, the organization committee is working to reestablish
                                                         relationships and welcome new organizations to participate.
                                                            “This is a ‘feel-good’ event that we expect to welcome at
                                                         least 2,000 to 3,000 back to Spanish River Park,” Schmidt
                                                         said. “Although it is outdoors, we will be offering free masks
                                                         at the entrances and planning for a smaller, safer footprint for
                                                         2022. Eventually, as conditions improve, we hope to greet our
                                                         larger audience.”
                                                                                   Designed as  a  Spring
                                                                                 Break vacation for all people
                                                                                 with disabilities, their family
                                                                                 members  and  supportive
                                                                                 caregivers, the bash has
                                                                                 welcomed guests from as far   with Mobi Mats, a Kids Fun Zone, therapy workshops led by
                                                                                 away as California and Rome,   trained specialists, wheelchair yoga, music, costumed dance
                                                                                 Italy. It is the only event of its   parties, therapy ponies and dogs, a barbecue lunch, and more.
                                                                                 kind, offering complimentary,   Everything is free and geared toward the guests’ special needs.
                                                                                 scheduled boat rides, special
                                                                                 access to the beach and ocean   14th Annual Boating And Beach Bash on page 2
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