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VOL. 26  NO. 3                                                                             MARCH 2024

      Mary’s Home Celebrates A Milestone

      With Annual Fashion Show And Luncheon

        Mary’s Home brought                              about how she has been helped
      together almost 300 of its                         by Mary’s Home.
      supporters at its 13th Annual                        Joe Ann  Fletcher,
      Fashion Show and Luncheon                          executive director of Dress
      on Feb. 12 at the Willoughby                       for Success Palm Beaches,
      Golf  Club. Together,  they                        delivered an inspirational
      raised $100,000. Executive                         address that ended with an
      Director Alean  Timm                               education appeal for donors. The event also featured a silent
      surprised the sold-out                             auction filled with unique and eclectic items, ticket raffle and
      audience by calling the nonprofit organization’s first resident   boutiques with a Valentine’s theme, a living champagne wall,
      mother, Kayley Meyer and her baby, Weatherly, now 13 years   and a fashion show coordinated by Lynda Hartley-Urban.
      old, to the stage to speak about their journey.      Luncheon cochairs Timm and Kim Gaudet, operations
        The event also was highlighted by featuring Cairo Sampson,   manager, worked with committee members Denise Freihofer,
      the 100th baby born while under the care of Mary’s Home, and his   Cheryl Lott-Lampard, Patty Murty and Kelly Harrison to
      mother, Kimberly Kasey. She delivered a touching presentation   organize and present the event.      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 most                                        or runners pushing strollers should be prepared for uneven
      “pupular” event on Saturday, March 23 — the 20th Annual                                              terrain, sloped trails, rocks, tree roots, wet grass and more.
      Mutt March Festival and 5K Race. Previously held in Stuart,                                            Event features and activities include a timed 5K race,
      this year’s event will be held on its own campus, 4100 S.W.                                          a morning group walk, vendors, a blessing of the animals,
      Leighton Farm Ave. The race starts at 9 a.m. and the festival                                        adoptable animals, food trucks, a canine costume contest,
      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   their pets.                            20th Annual Mutt March Festival on page 4
      Piper’s Landing Holds Golf Fundraiser For Boys & Girls

      Clubs Of Martin County

      By Michelle Maguire, Piper’s Landing Community and   over the summer. Debbie Lovequist and Nancy Wong,
      PLWGA Member                                      cochairs of the event, asked each woman in the community
        On Feb. 6 the Piper’s Landing Women’s Golf Association   to donate $100 to play in the golf tournament. Eighty
      (PLWGA) held a charity golf tournament and lunch for the   women participated in the event and 11 other women made
      Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County (BGC). A member of   donations for a total of $9,055 raised for the field trip.
      the Piper’s Landing administrative staff, David Landsman,     During the luncheon, Dr. John Millay, BGC senior vice
      had reached out to the women’s golf association for help in   president, spoke about the organization’s mission to enable
      raising a minimum of $7,000 to enable 50 K to fifth grade   all young people, especially those who need it most, to
      J.D. Parker Elementary School students who are members   reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible
      of the BGC Palm City Club to go to Sea World in Orlando   citizens. There are currently four club locations in Martin
                                                                                 County with programs and
                                                                                 services for different age
                                                                                 groups but all focus on
                                                                                 academic success, healthy   BGC Senior Vice President Dr. John Millay; PLWGA Officers
                                                                                 lifestyles and character   Paula Chamberlin, Marti Hayes, Leslie Robinson, Deborah
                                                                                 and citizenship to prepare   D’Arcy; Event Cochair Debbie Lovequist; BGC Director
                                                                                 kids ultimately for further   Palm City Club Lela Abbate; Event Cochair Nancy Wong
                                                                                 education and careers after                         Photo by Rosemary Burns
                                                                                 high school. Each of these
                                                                                 approaches helps with the   Piper’s Landing on page 3
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