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                                                        White Shirt Night from page 1                      embrace this eight-week camp as an incredible cultural
           Club News                                        Premier Event sponsors were Celebrities Fore Kids,   and educational experience – one that they wouldn’t have
                                                         Inc. sponsored by Marlene K. Filer and a contribution      Helping People Succeed is a local nonprofit that
        Explore Loxahatchee                              honoring the memory of Sue Herskowitz; VIP Reception   has been serving the Treasure Coast for over 58 years.
                                                                                                           Through  its  diversified,  effective  program  services,
                                                         sponsors included Seacoast Bank, CarMax, Mary Kay
        History And Family Trees                         Buckridge, EW Consultants and Karine Rich – honoring   the most vulnerable local children, families and adults
                                                                                                           have been able to improve their lives through education,
                                                         the memory of loved ones; Artist “Painting” sponsors
        With The Martin County                           were Marcia Benson – Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway,   counseling, training and employment.
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                                                         Donna  E.  DeMarchi,  Esq.  of  The  Eberst  Law  Firm,
        Genealogical Society                             Jenkins Landscape Company and Kim Boosinger; and the                 Photos by Cara Rose DeMichael
                                                         It’s for the Kids sponsor was NisAir Air Conditioning.
           Understanding the Second Seminole War, specifically      Beautiful  silent  auction  baskets  were  decorated  by
        the  1838  Battle  of  the  Loxahatchee,  is  critical  to   Vicki Davis, Martin County Supervisor of Elections, with
        interpreting our local history, some of which has been   one more breathtaking than the next. There was something
        obscured for nearly 200 years. At the Martin County   for every taste.
        Genealogical Society’s (MCGS) October meeting, Holly      During the evening, military veterans – who received
        Torres, and Chessy Ricca, representing the Loxahatchee   a 50 percent discount off the entry fee – wore special
        Battlefield Preservationists, will explain the Seminoles’   medals given to them by Helping People Succeed in
        journey and the role they played in this event. Learn   recognition of their service.
        about the Seminole leaders, the weaponry they used and      All proceeds from White Shirt Night benefit Helping
        the children who were present during the battle.  People Succeed’s Camp Success, a free therapeutic
           Free and open to the public, the meeting will be at   summer camp led by master’s level therapists for children
        the Elliott Museum, 825 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart from   6 to 12 years of age. The camp is available to families
        1 to 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21. To participate via Zoom,   who fall below the federal poverty line. Each year, kids   Marcia Benson, Lori and Ben Posdal, and Lou Benson
        go to and register by Oct. 20. Regular
        admission is required to tour the Elliott Museum which
        is free to museum members.
           Serving her third term as president of the
        board  of  directors  of  the  Loxahatchee  Battlefield
        Preservationists, Texas native Holly Torres has a deep
        connection to the past and ancient native cultures.
        She shares her passion with the public through the
        Preservationists’ immersive history programs. Torres is
        a member of the South Florida Archaeological Society
        and serves as a Heritage Monitoring Scout for Florida
        Public Archeology Network.
           Chessy Ricca, a Palm Beach County native,
        is  vice  president  of  the  Loxahatchee  Battlefield
        Preservationists board. Preserving and interpreting
        Florida history is her paramount goal as a historian.
        Her training ranges from 16th century Spanish Florida                                              Maureen DeThorne, Kathy Lowery, Jenny Yingling and
        and paleography to modern Florida in the 20th century.   Ken Fajardo, Melanie Douglas, Cheri and Pat Vancura  Amanda Yingling
        With a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art and a Master of
        Arts in Florida History, Ricca is currently completing
        her Master of Arts in Florida Studies at the University
        of Southern Florida St. Petersburg.
           Looking ahead to November, MCGS will host a
        Family History Fair in partnership with the Church of
        Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Palm City. There
        will be 18 presentations in four simultaneous sessions
        ranging from pursuing colonial ancestors and using DNA
        technology to researching German, Irish and Italian
        ancestors and American lineage societies. Lunch and
        dessert will be offered. Free and open to the public, the
        fair will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Nov. 5 at
        the Family History Center, 2401 S.W. Matheson Avenue,
        Palm City. Preregistration is suggested at or   Beth and Ward Williams   Conchita and Jose Valecillo     Mary Frasier and Deb Harsh
        by emailing
           The Genealogical Society offers a variety of services
        at the Genealogy Room in the Blake Library in Stuart
        including  an  extensive  research  library,  access  to
        several genealogy websites and assistance from MCGS
        volunteers. For more information about membership,
        activities and services go to

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