On Tuesday November 19th, 172 of Grandma’s Place long-time supporters and new friends gathered at The Sailfish Club in Palm Beach to attend the 5th Annual “Grandma’s Angels” Holiday Luncheon. Guests enjoyed a wine and champagne reception as they actively bid on over 200 fabulous silent auction items.
The luncheon was chaired by Manda Galin and Dina Rubio; Herme de Wyman Miro served as International Honorary Chair and Elayne Flamm as Honorary Chair. The event was again held in Memory of Lou Ann Wilson-Swan, co-founder of the luncheon. Committee Members included: Missy Agnello, Margaret Donnelley, Patti Hadden, Barbara Hollender, Eleanor Jones, Mary Lewis Moews, Adreana Moss, Joan O’Connell, Toni O’Brien, Debbie Pincus, Amy Quattlebaum, Jodie Schmitz, Donna Scully, Marcie Singer, Valerie Seifert, George Swan, Jr., and Jamie Wulkan.
The dining room looked beautiful with tiffany blue overlays over white tablecloths with stunning white orchids in a gold pot. Liz Quirantes, the Channel 12 News Anchor served as the celebrity emcee and welcomed guests as they dined on filet mignon. Michele Poole talked passionately about Grandma’s Place. Then the fun really began with a live auction by Neil Saffer and his wife Trish, from Saffer & Company.
Proceeds of the luncheon support Grandmas Place, an emergency foster shelter for children, from birth to the age of 12, who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect and a Family Support Program, which provides services to parents and caregivers of children with special needs including mentoring, training and respite care. For more information or to be placed on the invitation list for next year, please call Roxanne Jacobs, Executive Director, at 561-753-2226 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/GrandmasPlacePB
Photos by CAPEHART