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VOL. 25  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

      Volunteers In Medicine Clinic’s Annual Gala on page 4  Ted and Pat Tiemeyer  Phil and Julie Wintercorn  Patsy and George Conrades  Linda and Mike Evans
       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 eight   1. Kristi Knight – Flyin High Chili
      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 crafts
      Crowd Pleaser: A.J. Roulette from Lake  Worth,
      Shredded Heat!                                     500-Plus Chili Lovers on page 5                   Kara Briner             Candi Knight-Arevelo
      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   their dogs. The festival is free although donations will be
      coming up on Saturday, March 25. The Humane Society of   gratefully accepted to benefit the shelter animals. The 5K and
      the Treasure Coast’s 20th Annual Mutt March Festival, which   10K races are $35 and $45, respectively. All runners will be
      includes a 5K and 10K race, will take place at Memorial Park,   welcomed to the festival afterwards.
      300 S.E. Ocean Blvd. The 5K and 10K race begins at 8 a.m.     The event will begin with an animal blessing by the Rev.
      and the festival is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.         Jude Denning of Unity of Stuart followed by a walk around
        Sponsored by Camp Bow Wow, Apex Pavers & Pools,   the park. The public is invited to bring their family and
      Coquina Cove at Martin Downs and Sunny 107.9 FM, each   friends – both furry and not – to enjoy the walk, shop the
      year the event attracts about 1,000 pet passionate people and   flea-“less” market, and enter the always competitive yet fun
                                                                                 pet costume contest. Dogs
                                                                                 also will have the opportunity
                                                                                 to run a lure course and make
                                                                                 a memory at the humane
                                                                                 society’s photo booth.
                                                                                 Adoptable dogs will be onsite
                                                                                 as well. Heidi Fischer, the   The Mutt March Festival begins with a walk around
                                                                                 humane society’s obedience   Memorial Park.
                                                                                 trainer, will be overseeing the
                                                                                 AKC GCG testing area.     20th Annual Mutt March Festival on page 5
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