IR Gala Committee

Meet our lovely Gala Committee: L-R back row: Nicole Samson, Carol Hancock, Kay Harvey, Henriette Churney, Elaine O’Neil, Kim Seward, Carole Casey and Rosemary Smith. L-R front row: Co-chair Roni Fuster, Julie Otto, Sharon Salerno, Co-chair Mackie Duch, Christine Endres.

Hibiscus Children’s Center Presents “A Night of Wonders” to Benefit Abused Youth

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Vero Beach – The Hibiscus Children’s Center Cirque D’ Elegance … A Night of Wonders is the premier charity affair of the season!   “The Gala Event” in Vero Beach will be held at The Moorings Yacht & Country Club on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 6PM.  Event proceeds benefit abused youth living at the Hibiscus Village and will help provide medical and educational services, professional therapeutic counseling and career training.  Your support will help transform their lives and build a strong foundation for the future.

Weaving a tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical elegance, the Black Tie Gala is sure to be a dazzling affair.  The evening is led by Ringmaster Jacob Craig, Director of Music and Arts at First Presbyterian Church.  Co-chairs Mackie Duch and Roni Fuster, and their dedicated committee of volunteers, have been busy creating a memorable evening for guests to enjoy.  The festivities begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while guests peruse incredible silent auction items. Chef Ben Tench will once again create an exceptional dinner followed by dancing to the musical performance of the Gypsy Lane Band.  Featured this year is a special drawing for a $5,000 raffle prize, don’t miss your chance to win while supporting our youth.

Many thanks to our generous event sponsors:   Champion for the Children – The Tides; Extraordinaire – Mrs. Herman F. Becker, Marie & Armund Ek, Marie & Michael O’Reilly and Helen Taylor Robertson; Fabuleux – Linda & Mel Teetz and Anonymous; Visionnaire – Carole B. Brown, Elke & George Fetterolf, Miriam Grabow, Jan & Mike Harrell, Jean & Jim Kelly, Sally & Michael LaPorta and Tina & Cal Tyler; and our Corporate Donors – George E. Warren LLC, ACI-Century, Inc., Complete Electric, Inc., Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, Manning and Napier, Massey-Romans Wealth Management Team of Raymond James, and Robin Lloyd & Associates, P.A.  Hibiscus is deeply grateful for the generous support of our guests, sponsors and volunteers who are giving teens the priceless gifts of safety, love, and the freedom to dream of a brighter future.   Together, we are making a positive difference for our youth in need.

Gala tickets are $250.00 per person.   To purchase tickets or for more details, please contact us at (772) 299-6011, ext. 313 or visit us at  Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  We hope to see you on December 7th.  The festivities … the ambience … the entertainment … the magical adventures … you will have to be there to experience it all – Cirque D’ Elegance style!