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VOL. 24 NO. 1                                                                             JANUARY 2023

       Hibiscus Children’s Center Presents

       ‘Viva Las Vegas Casino Night’ To Benefit Children

      By Tracy Savoia
         Hibiscus Children’s Center hosted the “Viva Las Vegas Casino Night” on Nov. 18 at Mariner
      Sands Country Club in Stuart. This lovely affair featured incredible raffle prizes and a gourmet
      dinner followed by guests dancing the night away to the sounds of D.J. Brian Lemen. All
      proceeds directly benefit the abused, abandoned and neglected children living at the Hibiscus
      Shelter in Jensen Beach and will enhance their lives and help them heal through educational,
      medical and professional therapeutic services.
         The festivities began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and then guests got the chance to
      roll the dice in our casino where they experienced all the glitz, glamour and excitement of Las
      Vegas! The lucky raffle prize winners took home incredible baskets including spa, golf, bar,
      wine, and dine around baskets.
         Hibiscus Children’s Center is deeply grateful to our generous sponsors: Royal Flush – Barrie
      and Joan Damson, Richard and Deborah Kessler, Frank and Patricia Noonan, and Ted and Pat
      Tiemeyer; Straight Flush – Braden and Braden, Architects and Planners, A.I.A., P.A., Albert
                                                                                  Event Chair Di Baker with Showgirls Joanne
      Hibiscus Children’s Center on page 7                                        Caras and Maria Colonna              Deb Kessler, Dan Braden and Joan Damson
      With A Tropical Twist,                                                       Christmas Came Early To

      Pinot & Picasso A Hit                                                        Kids Of Big Brothers

      By Jackie Holfelder
         Helping People Succeed offered a casually elegant “With a                 Big Sisters In Palm Beach
      Tropical Twist” vibe at this year’s Pinot & Picasso fundraiser,
      which was happily embraced by the close to 200 attendees.
         Guests were welcomed to Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country                     And Martin Counties
      Club with a delectable signature drink and the lively music of the
      Gratitude Steel Drum Band as they mingled with the 2023 Art
      for Living Calendar artists. As they entered, Bill “Boz” Bosley              Macy’s Created A Magical Experience For
      performed tropical favorites – and in a first for Pinot & Picasso
      – offered after-dinner dancing.                                              Over 100 Local Kids
         Jenny Yingling, governing Board of Directors member,
      offered a warm welcome and introduced emcee Rob Lord.  Julia Kelly              Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, in partnership
                                                                                   with Macy’s, held a private holiday experience in early December with over 100 kids
                                                                                   across Macy’s locations in Palm Beach and Martin counties.
                                                                                      What began 13 years ago in Macy’s at Treasure Coast Square Mall with Big Brothers,
                                                                                   Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties has now become the catalyst for a statewide
                                                                                   event in 22 stores.

      Ralph Davino, Marlene Filer, Nadine and Bob Gensius, Dee and Nick Blount and Wayne Klick

      With A Tropical Twist on page 3

                                                                                   Christmas Came Early on page 4
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