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VOL. 24 NO. 4                                                                                 APRIL 2023

       Piper’s Landing Holds Golf                                                                           Fore Sistas Hit ’Em

       Tournament Fundraiser For SafeSpace                                                                  Long And Straight

      By Michelle Maguire                                                                                   At Golf Fundraiser
         On Feb. 21 the Pipers Landing Women’s 18 Hole Golf
      Association (PLWGA) held a golf tournament charity event
      for SafeSpace, the only state certified agency serving domestic                                       By Jackie Holfelder
      violence victims and their children in Martin, St. Lucie and                                             When Stanley Campbell, owner of Martin Downs Golf
      Indian River counties. Members of the PLWGA and other                                                 Club, welcomed approximately 80 golfers and 20-plus
      members of the Piper’s Landing community supported the                                                volunteers to the Second Annual Fore Sistas Golf Tournament
      event by sponsoring golf holes, making donations, buying raffle                                       on March 4, he complimented the board members for
      tickets and auction items. The event cochaired by Nancy Wong                                          going from staging last year’s introductory event to quickly
      and Rosemary Burns included a luncheon with a live auction                                            becoming its own 501(c)(3) nonprofit this year.
      conducted by Mik Panavas, silent auction and a tea cup raffle
      of over 60 items and a talk by SpaceSafe CEO Teresa Albizu.
         The event raised $26,335 which included over $3,000 from
      about 50 PLWGA members who paid to buy welcome bags/
      purses containing personal hygiene and toiletry items to give
      to domestic violence victims when they enter the emergency

       Piper’s Landing on page 4                         Piper’s charity event cochairs
      Hibiscus Children’s Center’s Martin

      County Guild Celebrates 30 Years

      Helping Children                                                                                      Brigitte Babine, Emilie McKendall, Sue Whittington,

                                                                                                            Jean Laws-Scott

         The Hibiscus Martin County Guild recently celebrated   future. Pam Gardner, who was a close friend of Hibiscus
      30 years of helping children and giving them a brighter   Founder LaVaughn Tilton, hosted the first Hibiscus Guild
                                                                                 meeting in her home 30 years
                                                                                 ago. She was joined by 31
                                                                                 like-minded women who
                                                                                 wanted to make a difference
                                                                                 for abused children in our
                                                                                   Right from the start, they
                                                                                 went to work doing what
                                                                                 they do best … creating and
                                                                                 planning special events and
                                                                                 activities to raise funds for
                                                                                 the children and help spread
                                                                                 community awareness about   Marvin and Kim Williams with Pam Carrithers and
                                                                                 the needs of abused children   Ernie Ellison
                                                                                 on the  Treasure Coast.
                                                                                 Several of these incredible
                                                                                 women, many who are still
                                                                                 active today, stepped up
                                                                                 and enthusiastically led and
      Some of our lovely guild members: Sitting left to right: Dana Anderwald, Alicia Weber, Terri  organized creative events
      Cole and Mary Zottoli. Standing left to right: Lori Swift, Jill Hanson, Joyce Powell, Pam  including special themed
      Gardner, Molly Hoffman, Carol Holth, Di Baker, Amy Freese and Ellie Lafer  black-tie galas, fashion show
                                                                                 luncheons and art auctions.
                                                                                Today, the guild has grown
                                                                                to  encompass  over  100
                                                                                incredible volunteers, led by
                                                                                guild officers, who donate
                                                                                hundreds of hours annually
                                                                                to raise funds through special   Falene Beauge, Tasha Bess and Phyllis Gillespie

                                                                                Hibiscus Children’s Center   Fore Sistas Hit ’Em Long And Straight on page 3
                                                                                on page 4
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