2015 Polo Gala

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Evening of Great Expectations does it again!

As the crowd gathered on the patio of the International Polo Club’s Mallet Grille on Friday, March 13th, they knew they were in forView More: http://krystalzaskeyphotography.pass.us/grandmas-place-edited an “Evening of Great Expectation”. Amid much laughter and conversion, competition was fierce as guests outbid each other for some of the amazing silent auction items, including a Return to Tiffany Heart Tag Bracelet, an Emilo Pucci scarf, a $500 Debit Card from Aventura Mall, a $500 Provident Jewelry gift certificate, private wine tastings, a Guy Harvey Limited Edition print, and a plethora of restaurant gift certificates, baskets & foursomes at area golf courses. Informal modeling with provided by Alease Fisher of Palm Beach. When the final bid sheets were collected, guests took their seats for dinner on the patio to enjoy the rest of the evening’s festivities. Jim Sackett, the recently retired WPTV New Channel 5 Anchor, was the emcee and host for the evening.  Jim is a very active community partner and a strong advocate for the children of Palm Beach County.  He regaled guests a story of his segment on foster children called Thursday’s Child, which he filmed at Grandma’s Place.

Michele Poole, Treasurer of Grandma’s Place and Reverend Steven Thomas of St. David’s, share some details about their organizations programs that View More: http://krystalzaskeyphotography.pass.us/grandmas-place-editedView More: http://krystalzaskeyphotography.pass.us/grandmas-place-editedsupport the less fortunate and those in need in our community. Michele thanked all the Host Members, Committee Members, Sponsors, Donors, and attendees.  She introduced and thanked Bertram and Diana Firestone, Chairs of the event, and Bessie Gordon, the original Grandma from Grandma’s Place, who is now retired.  She then presented Diana and Bessie with roses. While guest enjoyed their salads, they were entertained by the music of Robb Parisi, of Parisi Events who graciously donated his services for the evening.  Jim Accursio, the auctioneer, took the stage to entice the guests with some “once in a lifetime opportunities up for bid in the live auction. The items ranged from $750 Alease Fisher certificate, one box stall shipment from Wellington to the North East, and the opportunity to be a Fireman for a Day and the most sought item of the evening VIP Tickets for the upcoming Jimmy Buffet concert!  Many people bid long and high trying to win the auction item of their dreams. Guests then flocked to the dance floor, lighting it up with the glow necklaces that they received when they arrived. When the final song was played, guests finally called it a night and went home to revel at all the great auction items they won. Everyone said it was the best event ever and they can’t wait for next year!  To make sure you get an invitation next year, volunteer to serve on the Committee, or for more information, please call Roxanne Jacobs, Executive Director, at 561-408-3060 or e-mail roxanne@grandmasplacepb.org

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