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VOL. 25 NO. 3                                                                               MARCH 2024

      Mary’s Home Celebrates A Milestone

      With Annual Fashion Show And Luncheon

         Mary’s Home brought together almost 300 of its      Joe Ann  Fletcher,
      supporters at its 13th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon   executive director of Dress
      on Feb. 12 at the  Willoughby Golf Club.  Together,   for Success Palm Beaches,
      they raised $100,000. Executive Director Alean Timm   delivered an inspirational
      surprised the sold-out audience by calling the nonprofit   address that ended with an
      organization’s first resident mother, Kayley Meyer and   education appeal for donors.
      her baby, Weatherly, now 13 years old, to the stage to   The event also featured a
      speak about their journey.                        silent auction filled with
         The event also was highlighted by featuring Cairo Sampson,   unique and eclectic items,
      the 100th baby born while under the care of Mary’s Home,   ticket raffle and boutiques
      and his mother, Kimberly Kasey. She delivered a touching   with a Valentine’s theme, a
      presentation about how she has been helped by Mary’s Home.  living champagne wall, and a             Mary’s Home Celebrates on page 3
      20th Annual Mutt March Festival

      Coming Home To Palm City

         The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast will host its   or runners pushing strollers should be prepared for uneven
      most “pupular” event on Saturday, March 23 — the 20th   terrain, sloped trails, rocks, tree roots, wet grass and more.
      Annual Mutt March Festival and 5K Race. Previously held      Event features and activities include a timed 5K race,
      in Stuart, this year’s event will be held on its own campus,   a morning group walk, vendors, a blessing of the animals,
      4100 S.W. Leighton Farm Ave. The race starts at 9 a.m. and   adoptable animals, food trucks, a canine costume contest,
      the festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing, a Kids’ Zone, a lure
         The event, which is the humane society’s largest attended   course, a doggy playground, a pet photo booth and raffles.
      community fundraiser, will be held rain or shine and is free to   Those planning to participate in the canine costume contest
      attend. The cost for the 5K race is $35 per runner and those   should be ready to stroll before the judges at noon. Pet owners
      who register by March 5 are guaranteed to receive a T-shirt.   can also get their pets microchipped for $10.
      Race tickets may be purchased at                                        The Mutt March Festival begins with a walk of people and
      The race will be a trail run so runners accompanied by dogs   20th Annual Mutt March Festival on page 3  their pets.
      Piper’s Landing Holds Golf Fundraiser For Boys & Girls

      Clubs Of Martin County

      By Michelle Maguire, Piper’s Landing Community     event and 11 other women made donations for a total of   not get to experience otherwise and we all had a great
      and PLWGA Member                                   $9,055 raised for the field trip.                 time at the event.”
         On Feb. 6 the Piper’s Landing  Women’s Golf        During the luncheon, Dr. John Millay, BGC senior vice      For more information about Boys & Girls Clubs of
      Association (PLWGA) held a charity golf tournament   president, spoke about the organization’s mission to enable   Martin County, visit or call (772) 545-1255.
      and lunch for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County   all young people, especially those who need it most, to
      (BGC). A member of the Piper’s Landing administrative   reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible
      staff, David Landsman, had reached out to the women’s   citizens. There are currently four club locations in Martin
      golf association for help in raising a minimum of $7,000 to   County with programs and services for different age groups
      enable 50 K to fifth grade J.D. Parker Elementary School   but all focus on academic success, healthy lifestyles and
      students who are members of the BGC Palm City Club   character and citizenship to prepare kids ultimately for
      to go to Sea World in Orlando over the summer. Debbie   further education and careers after high school. Each of
      Lovequist and Nancy Wong, cochairs of the event, asked   these approaches helps with the children’s after school
      each woman in the community to donate $100 to play in   homework, physical activity and nutritional guidelines.
      the golf tournament. Eighty women participated in the      Lela Abbate, director of BGC Palm City Club, reported
                                                                                on the excitement of all the
                                                                                kids when she announced
                                                                                the  field  trip  to  them  on
                                                                                Feb. 16. PLWGA President
                                                                                Leslie Robinson responded,
                                                                                “We are very happy to be   BGC Senior Vice President Dr. John Millay; PLWGA Officers
                                                                                able to give these deserving   Paula Chamberlin, Marti Hayes, Leslie Robinson, Deborah
                                                                                children an opportunity for   D’Arcy; Event Cochair Debbie Lovequist; BGC Director
                                                                                an enriching day of fun and   Palm City Club Lela Abbate; Event Cochair Nancy Wong
                                                                                learning which they might                            Photo by Rosemary Burns
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