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VOL. 24 NO. 3                                                                               MARCH 2023

      Volunteers In Medicine Clinic’s Annual Gala Raised

      Important Funding While Dancing Around The World!

         On Saturday Jan. 28, Volunteers in Medicine (VIM)
      Clinic hosted their annual Gala at Willoughby Golf Club
      with over 160 enthusiastic supporters. The evening was a
      wonderful night of celebration, reflection on VIM Clinic’s
      mission and raising funds. Over $350,000 was raised for
      VIM Clinic’s operating budget which is approximately $1
      million while they provide over $9 million in free health
      care to eligible Martin County residents in need. In 2022
      VIM Clinic had over 9,800 patient visits.
         Guests came attired in international themed clothing or
      elegant evening wear and were welcomed to the “Dancing
      Around the World” Gala by the Gala Chairs, Bob Massey
      and Annie MacMillan. Preceding an intercontinental
      dinner was a welcome by Board President, Frank Byers
                                                         Laila Gosine and Walter  Karen Rodgers and Frank   Dr. Ron Frenkel with Phyllis   Dr. John and Catherine
       Volunteers In Medicine Clinic’s Annual Gala on page 4  McManus            Byers Jr.                 Rappaport               Fasano
       500-Plus Chili Lovers Attend HSELC Event

      By Jackie Holfelder                                                                                  Open:
         More than 500 people packed the campus of the Hobe                                                1. Kara Briner – Waterbabe
      Sound Early Learning Center (HSELC) on Jan. 14 to enjoy                                              2. Brenda McBride – Granny B’s Getcha Sum
      some of the finest chili and salsa on the Treasure Coast.                                            3. Bianca Wessel – B+D’s Love Chili
         The sixth annual HSELC Chili Cookoff was a spicy                                                  CASI:
      success with 15 chili chefs offering 20-plus entries and                                             1. Kristi Knight – Flyin High Chili
      eight salsa chefs serving up the tangy delight.                                                      2. Beverly Scott – Bev’s Best Chili
         The chili cooks participated in Open and CASI (Chili                                              3. Candi Knight-Arevelo – Candi Kissed Chili
      Appreciation Society, Inc.) categories. CASI cooks                                                   Salsa:
      compete for points to qualify for CASI Terlingua World                                               1. Kara Briner – Waterbabe
      Championship Chili.                                                                                  2. Karen Horner – Salsarittaville
         Top winners in each category were:                                                                3. Moreen Kennedy
      Local Fan Favorite: Steve Weston, Deer Camp Chili                                                       The Kids’ Zone offered face painting, arts and
      Crowd Pleaser: A.J. Roulette from Lake  Worth,
      Shredded Heat!                                     Steve Weston                                      500-Plus Chili Lovers on page 3
      20th Annual Mutt March Festival

      And 5K And 10K Race In The Works

         One of the favorite events of the year for dog owners is   will be gratefully accepted to benefit the shelter animals.   the always competitive yet fun pet costume contest. Dogs
      coming up on Saturday, March 25. The Humane Society of   The 5K and 10K races are $35 and $45, respectively. All   also will have the opportunity to run a lure course and
      the Treasure Coast’s 20th Annual Mutt March Festival, which   runners will be welcomed to the festival afterwards.  make a memory at the humane society’s photo booth.
      includes a 5K and 10K race, will take place at Memorial      The event will begin with an animal blessing by the   Adoptable dogs will be onsite as well. Heidi Fischer, the
      Park, 300 S.E. Ocean Blvd. The 5K and 10K race begins at   Rev. Jude Denning of Unity of Stuart followed by a   humane society’s obedience trainer, will be overseeing
      8 a.m. and the festival is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  walk around the park. The public is invited to bring their   the AKC GCG testing area.
         Sponsored by Camp Bow Wow, Apex Pavers & Pools,   family and friends – both                         At the same time, the humane society will partner
      Coquina Cove at Martin Downs and Sunny 107.9 FM, each   furry and not – to enjoy                     with the city of Stuart and Students4H2O as they host
      year the event attracts about 1,000 pet passionate people   the walk, shop the flea-                 Water Fest at the same time and same place. Two events
      and their dogs. The festival is free although donations   “less” market, and enter                   wrapped in one!
                                                                                                              Event organizer Courtney Zanetti said, “We challenge
                                                                                                           you to create a ‘pack’ and fundraise for the Humane
                                                                                                           Society of the Treasure Coast at this year’s Mutt March
                                                                                                           and help us save more lives than ever before.”
                                                                                                              A “pack” is a fundraising team comprised of two or
                                                                                                           more individuals who pledge to raise a minimum of $100
                                                                                Dogs have a blast chasing   for the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. Packs
                                                                                after a motorized, white   compete against each other to raise the most funds for
                                                                                plastic lure that goes around
                                                                                a course of pulleys.       20th Annual Mutt March Festival on page 3
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