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                                                                                                                                        PERMIT NO.2075

                                                                               PEACEFUL, FRIENDLY, COMMUNITY ATMOSPHERE

        VOL. 25 NO. 3                                                                               MARCH 2022

                                                               TequesTa ProFile

                                               Firefighter Chili Cook Off

        The Retired Firefighters of Palm Beach County hosted   judges to finally determine the “best” chili and “theme”
      their Firefighter Chili Cook Off on Saturday, Feb. 5 at   booths. This event was a huge success and Abacoa proved
      Abacoa Amphitheater. Decorated chili booths represented   to be the perfect secure venue to gather the family for cold
      firefighters from local departments, restaurants, hospitals,   drinks, hot chili, and live music.
      and organizations. It was the responsibility of the celebrity     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.
                                                          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   Tequesta Profile on page 3
                                                        distributed to these organizations, while some is reserved

                                    TequesTa 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        Fundraiser
                                                        Gala, 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,     After raising over
                                                        important causes to support, great food, music and dancing,   $400,000 at its 10th
                                                        and no long speeches.                                annual  fundraising
                                                          And,  as  always,  this  year’s  gala  fulfilled  each  of   gala,  Hannah’s
                                                        these  hallmarks  in  magnificent  fashion. The  headliner   Home  of  South
                                                        entertainment was spectacular. The seven-time Grammy   Florida  is  moving
                                                        award-winning couple, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.,   to  expand capacity
                                                        kicked off the night with a rousing set featuring both their   to meet the needs of
                                                        biggest hits, from Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In to Wedding   the single, pregnant
                                                        Bell Blues and Up, Up and Away, to tunes from their new   young women in the
      Dionne Warwick                                    album, including the title track, Blackbird.         home’s care.
                                                                                   Then, after a surf and turf     Every   year ,
                                                                                 feast  of  Maine  lobster  and   Hannah’s  Home
                                                                                 filet mignon, comedian Rita   must  turn  away
                                                                                 Rudner, who has the longest   nearly 200 women due to a lack of capacity. “I felt
                                                                                 running solo act in Las Vegas   that the event this year was filled with celebration and
                                                                                 history,  had  the  audience   anticipation for the future of Hannah’s Home,” said Carol
                                                                                 roaring with laughter. This was   Beresford, founder of Hannah’s Home. “We look forward
                                                                                 the side-splitting comedian’s   to expanding our property with four new cottages. This
                                                                                 third “Lady in Red” gala and
                                                                                                             Fundraising on page 3
                                                                                 Tequesta Spotlight on page 4
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