Hibiscus Children’s Center is excited to announce that we will once again take you on a culinary journey at the “Taste of Italy” – The Journey Continues! Don’t miss this fabulous Wine & Dine event to be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 6:00-9:00pm at Bent Pine Golf Club in Vero Beach. Guests will savor a progressive Italian tasting from appetizer to dessert. There is nothing like the flavors of classic Italian cuisine, especially when paired with wonderful wines selected by our event partner, Varietals and More. Your taste buds will be delightfully tempted while we join together for a great cause, to support the abused youth living at the Hibiscus Village and help to provide a better future for the teens.
While sampling the delicious Italian cuisine, guests will enjoy a night of music, dancing, and great silent auction items. One of our exciting auction prizes is a one-week stay in a private home in beautiful Siena, Italy. This incredible auction prize is donated by Carol Marano, founder of the Tuscan Workshops. Visit TuscanWorkshop.com to learn more about her exciting art and culture workshops in the gorgeous Tuscany Region. Don’t miss the chance to win the grand raffle prize – Royal Caribbean Cruise for two on any cruise ship that offers a 4 to 5-night cruise to the Caribbean or Bermuda in a balcony stateroom. Tickets are $20 each, 3 for $50 or 7 for $100. Drawing will take place during the event and you do not need to be present to win.
Hibiscus Children’s Center would like to thank our generous sponsors: Corporate Donors - George E. Warren Corporation, Medical Center Affiliates, Wilmington Trust, Disney's Vero Beach Resort, Linus Cadillac-Buick-GMC, Manning & Napier, Robin Lloyd & Associates, P.A., Route 60 Hyundai; Event Partners - Bent Pine Golf Club, Carmine & Lucia's, Felicity Images, Carol Marano, Varietals and More; Food Sponsors - Marie & Armund Ek, Elke & George Fetterolf, Jan & Mike Harrell, Linda & Mel Teetz; Wine Sponsors - Maya Peterson and Susan & Dan Pfau; Italian Regions Sponsors – Suzanne & Lee Bertman, Helen Robertson, Tradewinds and Bonnie & Dave Wilson; Enjoy Your Meal Sponsor - Norma Hathaway; and Media Sponsor - 93.7 WGYL and 97.1 Ocean FM.
Co-chairs Barbara Petrillo and Rosemary Smith, along with their committee of dedicated volunteers, are planning an exciting evening that the guests will remember while raising critical funds to assist youth in need. All proceeds from the Wine & Dine event directly support the mission of Hibiscus Children’s Center and its efforts to improve the lives of abused, abandoned and neglected teens living at the Hibiscus Village in Vero Beach. The Village provides long-term home environments for teens where they receive nurturing, love and encouragement along with educational services and career preparation training.
For more information or to purchase your tickets today, please contact us at (772) 299-6011, ext. 313 or hibiscuschildrenscenter.org. Please RSVP for your Wine and Dine tickets by January 27th. We look forward to seeing you at the Wine and Dine on February 4th. Mangia!