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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 together almost 300 of its
      supporters at its 13th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon
      on Feb. 12 at the Willoughby Golf Club. Together, they
      raised $100,000. Executive Director Alean Timm surprised
      the sold-out audience by calling the nonprofit organization’s
      first resident mother, Kayley Meyer and her baby, Weatherly,
      now 13 years old, to the stage to speak about their journey.

                                                           The event also was highlighted by featuring Cairo   event also featured a silent auction filled with unique
                                                        Sampson, the 100th baby born while under the care of   and eclectic items, ticket raffle and boutiques with a
                                                        Mary’s  Home,  and  his  mother,  Kimberly  Kasey.  She   Valentine’s theme, a living champagne wall, and a fashion
                                                        delivered a touching presentation about how she has been   show coordinated by Lynda Hartley-Urban.
                                                        helped by Mary’s Home.                                Luncheon cochairs Timm and Kim Gaudet, operations
                                                           Joe Ann Fletcher, executive director of Dress for   manager, worked with committee members Denise Freihofer,
                                                        Success Palm Beaches, delivered an inspirational address
                                                        that ended with an education appeal for donors. The   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 “pupular” event on Saturday, March 23 — the 20th
      Annual Mutt March Festival and 5K Race. Previously held
      in Stuart, this year’s event will be held on its own campus,
      4100 S.W. Leighton Farm Ave. The race starts at 9 a.m. and
      the festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
         The event, which is the humane society’s largest
      attended community fundraiser, will be held rain or shine
      and is free to attend. The cost for the 5K race is $35 per
      runner and those who register by March 5 are guaranteed
      to receive a T-shirt. Race tickets may be purchased at
                                                        The Mutt March Festival begins with a walk of people and   The canine costume contest brings out the creativity in
      20th Annual Mutt March Festival on page 4         their pets.                                        contestants.
      Piper’s Landing Holds Golf Fundraiser

      For Boys & Girls Clubs Of Martin County

      By Michelle Maguire, Piper’s Landing Community and   enable 50 K to fifth grade J.D. Parker Elementary School
      PLWGA Member                                      students who are members of the BGC Palm City Club
         On Feb. 6 the Piper’s Landing  Women’s Golf    to go to Sea World in Orlando over the summer. Debbie
      Association (PLWGA) held a charity golf tournament   Lovequist and Nancy Wong, cochairs of the event, asked
      and lunch for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County   each woman in the community to donate $100 to play in
      (BGC). A member of the Piper’s Landing administrative   the golf tournament. Eighty women participated in the
      staff, David Landsman, had reached out to the women’s   event and 11 other women made donations for a total of
      golf association for help in raising a minimum of $7,000 to   $9,055 raised for the field trip.
                                                                                   During the luncheon, Dr.
                                                                                 John Millay, BGC senior
                                                                                 vice president, spoke about
                                                                                 the organization’s mission
                                                                                 to enable all young people,
                                                                                 especially those who need   BGC Senior Vice President Dr. John Millay; PLWGA Officers
                                                                                 it most, to reach their full   Paula Chamberlin, Marti Hayes, Leslie Robinson, Deborah
                                                                                                           D’Arcy; Event Cochair Debbie Lovequist; BGC Director
                                                                                  Piper’s Landing Holds    Palm City Club Lela Abbate; Event Cochair Nancy Wong
                                                                                  on page 3                                          Photo by Rosemary Burns
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