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VOL. 25  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
         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                                              Deb Kessler, Dan Braden and Joan Damson
      took home  incredible  baskets  including  spa,  golf,  bar,   Event Chair Di Baker with Showgirls Joanne Caras and
      wine, and dine around baskets.                    Maria Colonna                                      Hibiscus Children’s Center Presents on page 4
      With A Tropical Twist, Pinot & Picasso A Hit

      By Jackie Holfelder                                                                                     Sponsors included
         Helping People Succeed offered a casually elegant                                                 Marlene Filer with
      “With a Tropical Twist” vibe at this year’s Pinot & Picasso                                          Celebrities  Fore
      fundraiser, which was happily embraced by the close to                                               Kids, Jim and Jayne
      200 attendees.                                                                                       Mondello, Barbara
         Guests were welcomed to Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country                                             Taylor, David and
      Club with a delectable signature drink and the lively music                                          Karen Townsend
      of the Gratitude Steel Drum Band as they mingled with the                                            with the Blueyes
      2023 Art for Living Calendar artists. As they entered, Bill                                          Foundation, Bob
      “Boz” Bosley performed tropical favorites – and in a first for                                       Crandall, Jack and
      Pinot & Picasso – offered after-dinner dancing.                                                      Ginny Luther with   Suzy Hutcheson, Bill Lichtenberger
         Jenny Yingling, governing Board of Directors member,                                              the Bart Blue Star   and Suzi Beers
      offered a warm welcome and introduced emcee Rob Lord.                                                Foundation, Randy
         As in years past, local philanthropist Bill Lichtenberger                                         and Linda Prange and Bob and Carol Weissman.
      was the host for the evening and was honored with a   Ralph Davino, Marlene Filer, Nadine and Bob Gensius, Dee
      standing ovation.                                 and Nick Blount and Wayne Klick                    With A Tropical Twist on page 4
      Christmas Came Early To Kids Of Big Brothers

      Big Sisters In Palm Beach And Martin Counties

      Macy’s Created A Magical                          100 kids across Macy’s
                                                        locations in Palm Beach
      Experience For Over 100                           and Martin counties.

                                                           What  began  13  years
      Local Kids                                        ago in Macy’s at Treasure
                                                        Coast Square Mall with Big
         Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Palm Beach and
      Martin Counties, in partnership with Macy’s, held a   Christmas Came Early
      private holiday experience in early December with over   on page 3
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