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                                                                                                                                        WEST PALM BCH
                                                                                                                                        PERMIT NO.2075

                                                                               PEACEFUL, FRIENDLY, COMMUNITY ATMOSPHERE

        VOL. 25 NO. 12                                                                         DECEMBER 2022

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                                                    A Night To Remember

                    Gala Highlighted Heartwarming Tributes, Donations To Help Florida Veterans

        A Night of Honor Gala celebrated its 11th year                                                     been in despair
      on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Country Club at  Mirasol.                                                over needing
      Presented by the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund (WVRF),                                                transportation
      the memorable evening featured a live auction, a surprise                                            to go to work,
      donated vehicle for a veteran in need, and a long list of                                            make  her  V.A.
      VIP guests. More than 350 people attended the event,                                                 appointments
      which raised $304,000 to support the mission of WVRF.                                                and help her
        “This is not only our biggest fundraiser of the year, but                                          family. It’s these
      also a very moving event that pays tribute to our wounded                                            moments that
      Florida veterans, many who are in desperate situations,”                                             make this gala so impactful.”
      WVRF Executive Director Mike Durkee said. “The Air                                                     A  special  ceremony  honored  George  Rosenfield,  a
      Force veteran who received the car was totally shocked,                                              97-year-old  WWII and Korean  War vet. Among the
      broke down in tears and had everyone choked up. She had                                              guests were Congressman Brian Mast and Palm Beach
                                                                                                           County Commissioner Maria Marino, who presented a
                                                                                                           proclamation declaring Nov. 5 as Wounded Veterans Relief
                                   TequesTa spoTlighT                                                      Tequesta Profile on page 3

        Fifth Annual Live Like Jake ‘Be The                                                                            Fundraiser

          Light’ Gala Raises Record $150,000                                                                    Bon Jovi’s Tico

      To Help Prevent Childhood Drowning                                                                    Torres Drumming

      Sold-Out Event Featured
      Exc l usi ve  Diam ond                                                                                 It Up ‘Fore’ Kids
      Giveaway Fundraiser
        Live Like Jake,  the                                                                                To Benefit Hanley Foundation
      local foundation created
      in memory of Jake Roarke
      Morrison, raised a record                                                                               Hanley Foundation has announced that Hall of Fame
      $150,000 during its Fifth                                                                             Bon Jovi drummer and avid golfer Tico Torres will host
      Annual  “Be  the  Light”                                                                              the Tico Torres Celebrity Golf & Tennis Classic 2024!,
      Gala on Oct. 8, at the                                                                                a fundraising event to benefit the nonprofit organization.
      brilliantly bedecked Lady                                                                             The event will take place at PGA National Resort & Spa,
      Jean Ranch in Jupiter. Emceed by Jay Zaeger, the                                                      April 6 to 8, 2024.
      moonlight-themed event welcomed over 160 guests to   Keri and Roarke Morrison
      support the foundation’s mission of providing scholarships
      for infant swimming resource (ISR) self-rescue swim     The beautiful night included a sumptuous appetizer
      lessons and ISR instructor training, as well as providing   buffet, open bar, dinner, silent auction, themed photo
      critical funds for families who have lost a child or have a   booth, dancing, entertainment, and the presentation of the
      child with critical care needs.                   annual Be the Light Award. This year’s recipients were
                                                                                 Liz  and  Dan  Huber,  who
                                                                                 founded CAST (Creating
                                                                                 Aquatic  Safety Teams)
                                                                                 Water Safety Foundation,
                                                                                 which seeks to bring
                                                                                 together entire communities
                                                                                 to  encourage  water  safety   Turner Benoit, Rob Thomson, Sherrye Sammons, Tico
                                                                                 and promote self-rescue    Torres
                                                                                 swim lessons.
                                                                                                            Fundraiser on page 6
                                                                                 Tequesta Spotlight on page 4
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