Page 10 - Martin Downs Bulletin - November '22
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Page 10, Martin Downs


      Halloween Casino Night Is A
      Grand Slam For Elev8Hope

      By Jackie Holfelder
        An amazing relationship was in the cards when Eva
      Rivera-Allmacher and Rinamarie Shpiruk met several years
        Eva and her husband Jerry Allmacher are the owners of
      Bin Deals, and they were the “real” deal at the Boos and
      Booze Casino Night that benefited Elev8Hope and Ms. Rina’s
      House of Blessings, the 501(c)(3)s founded by Rinamarie
      Shpiruk and her four children.
        Thanks to the couple’s love and dedication – and a
      stunning $50,000 donation – the festive fundraiser raised   Lindsey Blackwell, Nely Castro, Kyla
      close to $200,000.                                 McAuliffe, Chelsia Tiger and Rinamarie  Daniel and Paula Bongino with  Jerry  Allmacher and Eva Rivera-
        Although they were grand sponsors of the evening, Eva   Shpiruk                   Rinamarie Shpiruk                Allmacher
      Rivera-Allmacher and Jerry Allmacher have been there for
      the nonprofits for years. They have donated $75,000-plus to
      Ms. Rina’s House of Blessings, helping to get the doors to
      the building opened.
        More than 300 attendees partied at the Rockin’ H Ranch
      in Palm City, playing Vegas-style casino games and enjoying
      fabulous food from the one and only Michaelina’s.
        The mission of Elev8Hope is to provide support and
      hope to struggling families with children. Elev8Hope works
      to positively impact the community of Martin County by
      connecting with individuals and families struggling to meet
      the most basic requirements of daily living.
        Ms. Rina’s House of Blessings provides transitional
      housing for students and their families in crisis in Martin
        To learn more, visit and www.                                     Henry and Rinamarie Shpiruk with Christina
                                    Photos by Elev8Hope  Balmes                              Evan and Tracy Balash            Laura Barbone and Steve Elias

                                                     art HappeninGs

      Martin Artisans Guild’s ’Tis

      The Season Art Exhibit

      By Jackie Holfelder
        You’ll find goodies to
      deck the halls … and the
      walls … and every other
      nook and cranny of your
      home at the next exhibit
      of the Martin Artisans
      entitled  “’Tis  the
      Season,” the show runs
      from Wednesday, Nov.  Michaelanne Bellerjeau
      2 to Saturday, Dec. 31
      at The Palm Room Art                              Kimberly Beltrame               Jane Lawton Baldridge           Jeanine Baum
      Gallery  and Artisans
      Boutique,  located                                 • Mark Stall                                        The Palm Room Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday
      at  3746  S.E.  Ocean                              • Michaelann Bellerjeau                           from noon to 6 p.m.
      Boulevard in  Stuart’s                             • Sue Klahne                                        For more information, visit
      Harbour Bay Plaza.                                   While you’re enjoying the fabulous show, be sure to check
        The festivities start                            out the very special and one-of-a-kind items in the Artisans   Photos provided by Martin Artisans Guild
      with an opening reception                          Boutique – you’ll find great holiday gifts for even the most
      on Nov. 2 from 5:30 to                             difficult to please person on your list.          Art Happenings on page 11
      7:30 p.m. that will feature
      live music, a cash bar and
      the delectable appetizers
      for which the guild has
      become known.         Mallo Bisset
        A second opportunity
      to get to know the people behind the art takes place on
      Wednesday,  Dec.  7,  from  4  to  6  p.m.  at  a  “Meet  the
      Artists” event.
        The talented artists included in ’Tis the Season include:
      • Chris Kling
      • Deborah Bottorff
      • Dinija Berkien
      • Dot Galfond
      • Eduardo Gomez
      • Glen Allen
      • Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez
      • James J. DeMartis
      • Jane Lawton Baldridge
      • Jeanine Baum
      • Kim Beltrame
      • Laura Kay Whiticar-Darvill
      • Linda Reymore
      • Lynn Morgan
      • Mallo Bisset
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