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VOL. 27 NO. 3                                                                            MARCH 2022

                                                                Singer Profile

                                               Firefighter Chili Cook Off

         The Retired Firefighters of Palm Beach County hosted   at Abacoa Amphitheater.
      their  Firefighter  Chili  Cook  Off  on  Saturday,  Feb.  5   Decorated  chili  booths
                                                         represented  firefighters
                                                         from  local  departments,
                                                         restaurants,  hospitals,  and
                                                         organizations.  It  was  the
                                                         responsibility of the celebrity judges to finally determine   a charitable 501(c)(3) organization that aids fire-related
                                                         the “best” chili and “theme” booths. This event was a huge   agencies while continuing to support our community. This
                                                         success and Abacoa proved to be the perfect secure venue to   year the Firefighter Chili Cook Off event benefited two
                                                         gather the family for cold drinks, hot chili, and live music.   organizations: Firefighters on a Mission and Firefighters
                                                            The Retired Firefighters of Palm Beach County are a   to the Rescue.
                                                         combination of firefighters from local fire departments that      Firefighters on a Mission has partnered with a variety
                                                         have combined to maintain the brotherhood by supporting   of organizations that specifically focus on finding a cure
                                                         the  health  and  welfare  of  local  firefighters  as  well  as
                                                         the community we fought so hard to protect. They are   Singer Profile on page 3

                                      Singer SPotlight

                   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 “Pups4patriots”
              At American Humane And “Lois’ Food4kids” At Palm Beach County Food Bank

         Lois Pope, founder and chair of LIFE’s Lady in Red Gala, told   affair  are  always:                  Palm Beach Shores is hosting its Annual St. Patrick’s
      the sold-out audience at the 28th annual event at The Breakers   fabulous entertainment,              Day Parade Saturday, March 12. The kickoff is at 11 a.m.
      on Sunday, Jan. 9, that the hallmarks of the much-anticipated   important  causes  to                 sharp from the Community Center (90 Edwards Lane,
                                                         support,  great  food,                             Palm Beach Shores, FL 33404), followed by a barbecue
                                                         music and dancing, and                             lunch, Mayor Alan Fiers has announced.
                                                         no long speeches.                                     Palm  Beach  Shores  Fire  Chief  and  Director  of
                                                            And, as always, this                            Emergency Operations, Trevor Steedman, is parade chair.
                                                         year’s gala fulfilled each                            Palm Beach Shores volunteer groups – The Seasiders,
                                                         of these hallmarks in                              Property Owners Association and Singer Island Rotary
                                                         magnificent fashion. The                           will be marching along with bands from Inlet Grove
                                                         headliner entertainment                            Charter High School and Royal Palm Beach Community
                                                         was spectacular. The                               High School. The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office Color
                                                         seven-time  Grammy                                 Guard will lead the parade. American Legion District No.
                                                         award-winning couple,                              11 will also be participating.
                                                         Marilyn  McCoo  and  Rita Rudner, Lois Pope           Mayor Fiers has named Joan Mills and Barbara Platner
                                                         Billy Davis, Jr., kicked                           as grand marshalls. “Joan and Barbara (along with their
                                                         off the night with a rousing set featuring both their biggest hits,   late husbands Tom and Chuck) represent the devotion,
      Dionne Warwick                                     from Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In to Wedding Bell Blues and Up,   generosity, and spirit which makes our town ‘the best
                                                                                 Up and Away, to tunes from   little town in Florida,’” the mayor noted.
                                                                                 their new album, including the      A barbecue lunch is generously provided by the Sailfish
                                                                                 title track, Blackbird.    Marina and Resort. For more information on the parade,
                                                                                   Then, after a surf and turf   contact Elizabeth Kuechenmeister at keykenmystir@aol.
                                                                                 feast of Maine lobster and   com or (508) 237-2578.
                                                                                 filet mignon, comedian Rita
                                                                                 Rudner, who has the longest
                                                                                 running solo act in Las Vegas
                                                                                 history,  had  the  audience

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