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VOL. 17 NO. 3                                                                              MARCH 2022

      Firefighter Chili Cook Off

        The Retired Firefighters of Palm Beach County hosted their Firefighter Chili Cook
      Off on Saturday, Feb. 5 at Abacoa Amphitheater. Decorated chili booths represented
      firefighters from local departments, restaurants, hospitals, and organizations. It was the
      responsibility of the celebrity judges to finally determine the “best” chili and “theme”
      booths. This event was a huge success and Abacoa proved to be the perfect secure venue
      to gather the family for cold drinks, hot chili, and live music.
        The Retired Firefighters of Palm Beach County are a combination of firefighters from   medical needs and equipment
      local fire departments that have combined to maintain the brotherhood by supporting the   for their child with Duchenne
      health and welfare of local firefighters as well as the community we fought so hard to   muscular  dystrophy. This
      protect. They are a charitable 501(c)(3) organization that aids fire-related agencies while   charity was started in 2015
      continuing to support our community. This year the Firefighter Chili Cook Off event   when Palm Beach County
      benefited two organizations: Firefighters on a Mission and Firefighters to the Rescue.   (PBC) firefighter, Tim Petz
        Firefighters on a Mission has partnered with a variety of organizations that specifically
      focus on finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Money raised will be distributed to   Firefighter Chili Cook Off
      these organizations, while some is reserved to provide firefighters assistance in the purchase of   on page 4
      Dionne Warwick, Rita Rudner, And Marilyn McCoo

      And Billy Davis, Jr. Headline LIFE’s 28th Annual

      Lady In Red Gala

      Event Raises More Than $1.5 Million With Proceeds Benefiting                  Then, after a surf and
      “Pups4patriots” At American Humane And “Lois’ Food4kids” At                 turf feast of Maine lobster
      Palm Beach County Food Bank                                                 and filet mignon, comedian
        Lois Pope, founder and chair of LIFE’s Lady in Red Gala, told the sold-out audience   Rita Rudner, who has the
      at the 28th annual event at The Breakers on Sunday, Jan. 9, that the hallmarks of the   longest running solo act
      much-anticipated affair are always: fabulous entertainment, important causes to support,   in Las Vegas history, had
      great food, music and dancing, and no long speeches.                        the audience  roaring with
        And, as always, this year’s gala fulfilled each of these hallmarks in magnificent   laughter. This was the side-
      fashion. The headliner entertainment was spectacular. The seven-time Grammy award-  splitting comedian’s third
      winning couple, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., kicked off the night with a rousing   “Lady in Red” gala and
      set featuring both their biggest hits, from Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In to Wedding Bell   it was easy to see why,
      Blues and Up, Up and Away, to tunes from their new album, including the title track,
      Blackbird.                                                                  Dionne Warwick on page 2  Dionne Warwick
      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 4
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