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VOL. 23 NO.12                                                                               DECEMBER 2021

      Glitter And Glam Gala A Roaring Success!

        The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast hosted its second Glitter and Glam Gala,
      a jungle safari themed event, at the exclusive Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club
      Saturday night and it was a roaring success. Guests were greeted by a live tiger, zebra and
      giraffe, not real live animals but performers Pete, Samantha and Colleen were outfitted
      and painted from head to toe to entertain and take photos with guests upon arrival. As
      the guests continued their entrance they were able to walk through a jungle themed lush
      rain forest full of plants and trees delivered by Leighton Farms.
        This year the event had some unexpected surprise guests! Ashleigh Walters with WPTV
      Channel 5 News, master of ceremonies, introduced special guest Stephen Lapore, aka Mr.
      Hollywood, who captured the audience with his personal journey after being diagnosed
      with autism at the age of 2. Doctors predicted Stephen would never speak but today he is
      an inspiring businessman and entrepreneur. All guests went home with unique handmade
      animal-shaped soaps, made by Stephen, a true soap star!
        The Glitter Glam Squad, led by Colleen Holmes and Kathy Carmody, is thrilled to
      announce that the event raised over $125,000. “The museum is truly overwhelmed by
      the level of support we received this evening. We are very excited to announce that all
      of the proceeds from the silent and live auction will bring new exhibits to the museum
      starting with a race car simulator opening this fall and a new fire station opening in
      winter, 2022,” says Tammy Calabria, executive director. The Children’s Museum would
      like to give a huge round of applause to our jungle superstar supporters Marsha and Mike   Front: Colleen Joyce, Samantha Stewart, Pete Morello; Back: Bobby Laurine, Kelly Laurine,
      Cetta; McCarthy, Summers, Wood, Norman, Melby & Schultz, PA; Ellie Termine; Evie   Carol Reid Cuozzo, Don Cuozzo
      and Steve Klaassen with Colorado Pawn & Jewelry; Tracy Armstrong and Chris Clifford;
      C2 Equipment Rental; Carole and Pete Kozloski; Dr. Richard and Janice Berger;   Glitter And Glam Gala on page 4
      Whiskers For Whiskey Raises Money For Shelter Animals

        Dozens of Humane Society of the Treasure Coast supporters gathered for the second     “Following last year’s inaugural success, it soon became evident that this unique fundraiser
      annual Whiskers for Whiskey tasting at The Chef’s Table in Stuart. They came together for   would become the shelter’s newest signature event, and its return was met with great anticipation
      an evening of savory plates and distinctive spirits, all for a worthy cause. The event raised   this fall,” said Courtney Zanetti, the humane society’s community outreach director.
      more than $4,700 for the shelter pets, and one special guest won dinner for two at The Chef’s
      Table with a bottle of Michter’s whiskey.                                   Whiskers For Whiskey on page 4

      Leslie Haviland and Mac Stout     Cliff and Gail Grant             Vanessa and Tad Jenkins           Rich Kennedy, Tim McCreary and Alexandra Ardila

      Mary’s Home To Present 11th Annual Fashion Show And Luncheon

      By Jackie Holfelder                                                           As always, the highlight of the fashion show and luncheon is special host, Kelley Dunn,
        It’s time for the “Ladies Who Lunch” to rejoice!                          from WPTV News Channel 5 in what is sure to be a bittersweet event for everyone. This
        Mary’s Home is delighted to share the news that its 11th Annual Fashion Show and   will be Kelley’s last year hosting the luncheon before her retirement from her longtime news
      Luncheon will take place at Willoughby Golf Club on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 from 10:30   anchor job.
      a.m. to 2 p.m.                                                                Alean Timm, interim executive director of Mary’s Home, is glad the nonprofit will be
        One of a kind boutique vendors will offer fabulous shopping opportunities and the   hosting the popular event once
      popular silent auction and ticket raffle items for which the Mary’s Home Luncheon is   again. “We’re thrilled to be able
      noted will be available.                                                    to hold the luncheon and excited
        Local fashion icon Lynda Hartley-Urban has coordinated an outstanding fashion show   to see everyone again,” she says.
      with the latest offerings from downtown Stuart and Harbour Bay Plaza shops such as     Tickets are $125 per person
      Must Boutique, Tootsie’s, Snappy Turtle, Evelyn & Arthur, Cooper’s Treasure Chest, J.   and can be purchased online at
      McLaughlin, Kemp’s, So Unique Boutique and Golf Gear.             
                                                                                    The goal of Mary’s Home is
                                                                                  to provide pregnant, homeless
                                                                                  women with support and
                                                                                  guidance so they can become
                                                                                  self-sufficient and make good
                                                                                  choices for themselves and their
                                                                                  children. They are working to  Kelley Dunn of WPTV News Channel 5, Jan Lindsay,
                                                                                  break the cycle of poverty for  founder of Mary’s Home and Gina Thompson, board chair
                                                                                  mothers and their babies and  of Mary’s Home at a previous fashion show and luncheon
                                                                                  Save Lives, Two at a Time.                    Photo provided by Mary’s Home
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