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VOL. 30 NO. 3                                                                               MARCH 2022

                                                              southern ProFile

                                               Firefighter Chili Cook Off

        The Retired Firefighters of Palm Beach County hosted                                               and organizations. It was the responsibility of the celebrity
      their Firefighter Chili Cook Off on Saturday, Feb. 5 at                                              judges to finally determine the “best” chili and “theme”
      Abacoa Amphitheater. Decorated chili booths represented                                              booths. This event was a huge success and Abacoa proved
      firefighters from local departments, restaurants, hospitals,                                         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 local fire departments that
                                                                                                           have combined to maintain the brotherhood by supporting
                                                                                                           the  health  and  welfare  of  local  firefighters  as  well  as
                                                                                                           the community we fought so hard to protect. They are
                                                                                                           a charitable 501(c)(3) organization that aids fire-related
                                                                                                           agencies while continuing to support our community. This
                                                                                                           year the Firefighter Chili Cook Off event benefited two
                                                                                                           organizations: Firefighters on a Mission and Firefighters
                                                                                                           to the Rescue.

                                                                                                           Southern Profile on page 4

                                   southern sPotlight

                   Dionne Warwick, Rita Rudner,                                                               Hannah’s Home

       And Marilyn McCoo And Billy Davis, Jr.                                                                        To Expand

                  Headline LIFE’s 28th Annual Lady In Red Gala                                                  Capacity After

              Event Raises More Than $1.5 Million With Proceeds Benefiting “Pups4patriots”                           Successful
              At American Humane And “Lois’ Food4kids” At Palm Beach County Food Bank

                                                          Lois Pope, founder and chair of LIFE’s Lady in Red Gala,   Fundraiser
                                                        told the sold-out audience at the 28th annual event at The
                                                        Breakers on Sunday, Jan. 9, that the hallmarks of the much-
                                                        anticipated affair are always: fabulous entertainment, important     After  raising  over  $400,000  at  its  10th  annual
                                                        causes to support, great food, music and dancing, and no long   fundraising gala, Hannah’s Home of South Florida is
                                                        speeches.                                            moving to expand capacity to meet the needs of the
                                                          And, as always, this year’s gala fulfilled each of these   single, pregnant young women in the home’s care.
                                                        hallmarks in magnificent fashion. The headliner entertainment     Every year, Hannah’s Home must turn away nearly
                                                        was spectacular. The seven-time Grammy award-winning   200 women due to a lack of capacity. “I felt that the
                                                        couple, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., kicked off the
                                                        night with a rousing set featuring both their biggest hits, from
                                                        Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In to Wedding Bell Blues and Up,
                                                        Up and Away, to tunes from their new album, including the
      Dionne Warwick                                    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 laughter. This was
                                                                                 the side-splitting comedian’s
                                                                                 third “Lady in Red” gala and it
                                                                                                             Fundraising on page 2
                                                                                 Southern Spotlight on page 2
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