YWCA Hosts “Down South” Luncheon


The YWCA of Palm Beach County is celebrating its 101st year of continuous service to the women and families of the county with a “Down South” Luncheon on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 11:30 a.m., at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion. The menu will replicate what was served at the YWCA’s famous “Down South” Luncheons which started in 1981, “the finest southern cooking.”

Keynote speaker will be Harvey Oyer III, attorney, author and local historian. Serving as Honorary Chairwoman is Chandra Bill-Rabenecker. The Barry Krischer Humanitarian Award and the Grace Hoadley Dodge Award will be presented at the event.

The YWCA has been an integral part of Palm Beach County’s history, providing the first boarding house for young women who came to West Palm Beach to work; establishing the Mamie Adair Center with services for minority residents in inner city West Palm Beach; teaching thousands of youngsters how to swim; providing a residence for disabled women; and offering an array of programs and services to Palm Beach County residents. The YWCA now operates the Mary Rubloff YWCA Harmony House, a 72-bed shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence; Rapid Re-Housing for domestic violence victims; a Child Development Center for children ages 3-5; Y-Girls and Y-Teens, school-based enrichment for girls ages 8-18 in the Glades; and various racial justice initiatives.

Said Event Chairwoman, Theresa LePore, “we are very proud and excited to have reached 101 years of service and look forward to what the future holds for the YWCA.”

Tickets are $65 per person or $625 for a table of ten.

For more information or to reserve a seat, please call 561-640-0050 or visit www.ywcapbc.org.