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VOL. 14 NO. 3                                                                              MARCH 2022

        Firefighter Chili Cook Off                                                Dionne Warwick, Rita

          The  Retired                                                            Rudner, And Marilyn
        Firefighters of Palm
        Beach County hosted                                                       McCoo And Billy Davis,
        t h e i r Fi r e fi gh t e r
        Chili Cook Off on
        Saturday, Feb. 5 at                                                       Jr. Headline LIFE’s 28th
        Abacoa Amphitheater.
        Decorated chili booths
        represented firefighters                                                  Annual Lady In Red Gala
        from local departments,
        restaurants, hospitals,                                                   Event Raises More Than $1.5 Million With Proceeds Benefiting
        and organizations. It
        was the responsibility                                                    “Pups4patriots” At American Humane And “Lois’ Food4kids” At
        of the celebrity judges                                                   Palm Beach County Food Bank
        to finally determine the                                                    Lois Pope, founder and chair of
        “best” chili and “theme”                                                  LIFE’s Lady in Red Gala, told the
        booths. This event was                                                    sold-out audience at the 28th annual
        a huge success and                                                        event at The Breakers on Sunday,
        Abacoa proved  to be                                                      Jan. 9, that the hallmarks of the much-
        the perfect secure venue                                                  anticipated affair are always: fabulous
        to gather the family for                                                  entertainment, important causes to
        cold drinks, hot chili,                                                   support, great food, music and dancing,
        and live music.                                                           and no long speeches.
          The  Retired                                                              And, as always, this year’s gala
        Firefighters of Palm                                                      fulfilled each of these hallmarks in
        Be a c h County a re                                                      magnificent fashion. The headliner
        a combination of                                                          entertainment was spectacular. The
        firefighters  from local                                                  seven-time Grammy award-winning   Dionne Warwick
        fire departments that                                                     couple, Marilyn McCoo and Billy
        ha ve  c om b i ne d t o                                                  Davis, Jr., kicked off the night with a
        maintain the brotherhood                                                  rousing set featuring both their biggest
        by supporting the health                                                  hits, from Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
                                                                                  to Wedding Bell Blues and Up, Up and
                                                                                  Away, to tunes from their new album,
                                                                                  including the title track, Blackbird.
                                                                                    Then, after a surf and turf feast
                                                                                  of Maine lobster and filet mignon,
                                                                                  comedian Rita Rudner, who has the
                                                                                  longest running solo act in Las Vegas
                                                                                  history, had the audience roaring with
        Firefighter Chili Cook Off on page 3
                                                                                  Dionne Warwick on page 2      Robin Ganzert, Lois Pope, Marti LaTour
      Hannah’s Home To Expand Capacity After Successful Fundraiser

        After raising over $400,000 at its 10th annual fundraising gala, Hannah’s Home of
      South Florida is moving to expand capacity to meet the needs of the single, pregnant
      young women in the home’s care.
        Every year, Hannah’s Home must turn away nearly 200 women due to a lack of
      capacity. “I felt that the event this year was filled with celebration and anticipation for
      the future of Hannah’s Home,” said Carol Beresford, founder of Hannah’s Home. “We
      look forward to expanding our property with four new cottages. This extra housing will
      give us the ability to bring hope to so many more young women and their children.”

                                                                                    The annual gala, which featured cocktails, dinner and a live auction at the Pelican
                                                                                  Club in Jupiter, was cochaired by MaryLynn Magar, former Florida state representative,
                                                                                  and Pamela Rauch, Florida Power & Light’s vice president of external affairs and
                                                                                  economic development.
                                                                                    Tania Rogers of WPTV made a special guest appearance as hostess. The event was
                                                                                  coordinated by former mayor of the Village of Tequesta, Abby Brennan.

                                                                                  Hannah’s Home on page 3
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