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Golf And Dueling Pianos Aid Abused Children

The Children’s Home Society of Florida was the big winner in the Million-Dollar Golf Tournament and Dueling Pianos Blast at the Vero Beach Country Club, which raised more than $92,000 for programs for abused and neglected children.

Community Foundation Awards $200,000 In Local Grant

ndian River Community Foundation awarded five program grants and three micro-grants totalling $200,000, to nonprofit organizations supporting local residents most affected by the recent economic recession.

BBC Anchor Entertains At Literacy Luncheon

British author and former BBC anchor Martyn Lewis entertained more than 100 attendees at the 12th annual Love of Literacy Luncheon at the Vero Beach Country Club.

Hibiscus Festival Draws 10,000

More than 10,000 people celebrated the weekend-long Hibiscus Festival in downtown Vero Beach. Hannah Trodglen was crowned 2012 Miss Hibiscus in Friday night’s pageant to kick off the festivities.

SunUp ARC Golf Tournament Raises $12,000

Golfers braved gray skies and strong winds to participate in the 7th Annual Spring Swing Golf Tournament at Sandridge Golf Club.

Salvation Army Dinner Is A Home Run

Major League Baseball was the theme of the evening at the Salvation Army Benefit Dinner held at the Oak Harbor Club

Bridging The Gap For The Women’s Refuge

Local bridge players dealt a winning hand to the Women’s Refuge of Vero Beach at the sixth annual Duplicate Bridge Tournament and Luncheon at Sea Oaks Beach Club.

Athena Society Selects New Art

The Vero Beach Museum of Art’s Athena Society held their annual dinner to determine which pieces of art to purchase for VBMA’s permanent collection.

Habitat Heroes With Hearts

February 28: Habitat for Humanity honored its Cornerstone and Builders’ Guild donors at its annual Heroes With Hearts Celebration at Northern Trust Bank.

Theatre Guild Presents A Night To Remember

February 26: The Vero Beach Theatre Guild presented its fundraiser Dinner On The Titanic, A Night To Remember at the Vero Beach Yacht Club.

RT Premiere Benefit

February 21: Guests walked the red carpet for the Riverside Theatre’s Premiere Benefit featuring Broadway hit The Music Man.

Fashion Meets Art

February 8: Guests gathered at the Costa d’Este Beach Resort for Fashion Meets Art, a charity auction and fashion show presented by Gallery 14, Blondies on Ocean, Cooper & Co. and Ocean Drive Jewelers, with artwork by Chinese artist Kim Xu and international photographer Gary Collins.

Grand Harbor Bridge

February 22: Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program’s 10th annual Bridge Luncheon was held at the Oak Harbor Clubhouse.

A Tropical Night In Martinique

February 17: Maison Martinique was the venue for the Mental Health Association’s largest fundraiser, A Tropical Night In Martinique.

Richard Louv Speaks At McKee

February 25: Award-winning author Richard Louv was the guest speaker at McKee Botanical Garden’s fundraiser An Evening With Richard Louv.

Walking For The One You Love

February 25: Teams and individuals gathered at Riverside Park for the fourth annual Walk For The One You Love, benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Corporation of Indian River County.

Art Blooms At The Museum Of Art

February 24: Floral arrangements inspired by selected works were on display at the fourth annual Art In Bloom Luncheon at the Vero Beach Museum of Art.

The Evans Host Corporate Sponsor Reception

Saint Edward’s School administrators and Benefit Co-Chairmen Margaret Anne Evans and Karan Morein hosted a Corporate Sponsor Reception at the home of Margaret Anne and Emmett Evans to thank and acknowledge those individuals for their support of the 2012 benefit The Pirates Ball.

Bingo Benefits Seniors

February 23: More than 200 women attended the Senior Resource Center’s popular bingo event Bubbles, Bangles & Bingo at Quail Valley River Club.

Home Is Where The Heart Is Benefits Samaritan Residents

Pastor Jack Diehl and Karen Diehl of Our Savior Lutheran Church were the honorees at the 19th annual Home Is Where the Heart Is, which benefits residents of the Samaritan Center.




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