Wine & Dine committee

Meet our lovely Wine & Dine committee! L-R/sitting: Co-chairs Mackie Duch and Carole Casey L-R/standing: Sandy Divine, Linda Teetz, Karen Loeffler, Pat Stelz, Julie Otto, “The Matador”, Diane Wilhelm, Leslie Bergstrom, Gail Prauss, Bonnie Wilson, Elke Fetterolf and Henriette Churney.

Hibiscus Children’s Center 
Indian River Wine & Dine “Taste of Spain & Portugal”

Vero Beach, FL –   Hibiscus Children’s Center is excited to announce that we will once again take you on a culinary journey at the “Taste of Spain & Portugal”!  Don’t miss this fabulous Wine & Dine event to be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 6:30pm at the beautiful Grand Harbor Club in Vero Beach.

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Join us to savor a progressive tasting of Spanish and Portuguese cuisine from appetizer to dessert, specially paired with wonderful wines, while enjoying a night of music, dancing and great silent auction items.  From Huevous Endiablados to Seafood Paella and Veal Osso Bucco Espagnole to a very special dessert. 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.

Another highlight of the evening will be the exciting opportunity to win one of our fabulous drawing prizes!  Tickets are $20, 3 for $50, or 7 for $100 and you do not need to be present to win.  1st Prize is dinner for two at the legendary Columbia Restaurant, gem of Spanish restaurants, located in the heart of St. Augustine’s historic district and then off to your hotel room at the beautiful Casa Monica Resort & Spa located in downtown St. Augustine, valued at $500; 2nd Prize is a beautiful trunk filled with the sumptuous Spanish and Portuguese wines served at our Wine & Dine event, valued at $400; and 3rd Prize is a beautiful Toro Azul bracelet, silver and leather with navy blue Swarovski crystals, made in Spain by UNO de 50 and donated by M. Maison Decor & Fashion, valued at $135.

Thank you to our generous Sponsors: Main Sponsor –  Anonymous; Food Sponsor – Jan & Mike Harrell; Wine Sponsors – Marie & Armund Ek, Elke & George Fetterolf, Susan & Dan Pfau, and Bonnie & Dave Wilson; Regions Sponsor – Divine Animal Hospital, Dr. Randy & Sandy Divine;  Corporate Sponsors – Wilmington Trust, George E. Warren LLC, Celebrity Cruises, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, Manning & Napier, and Robin Lloyd & Associates, P.A.  Heartfelt thanks to all of our sponsors and supporters – your support means everything to a child whose world has been pulled apart.

Co-chairs Carole Casey and Mackie Duch, 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   Tickets are $90.00 per person and dress is cocktail attire.  We look forward to seeing you at the Wine and Dine on February 23rdOle’!