Wonderland Gala committee members

Our fabulous committee is planning a dazzling Gala!
(Seated L-R) Elke Fetterolf, Rene Saulnier, Jan Harrell, Leslie Bergstrom and Henriette Churney
(Standing L-R) Pat Stelz, Diane Wilhelm, Co-chairs Rosemary Smith and Petra King, Kim Seward, Mackie Duch, and Linda Teetz

Hibiscus Children’s Center Presents “Wonderland Gala” to Benefit Abused Youth

The Hibiscus Children’s Center’s Wonderland Gala is the premier charity affair of the season. This glamorous black tie dinner-dance in an enchanting Wonderland themed setting is sure to be “The Gala Event” in Vero Beach!   The winter gala will be held at 6pm on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at The Moorings Yacht and Country Club.  This elegant affair is set to dazzle and delight you with great food, great entertainment, and great company – it will be an unforgettable evening!

Upon arrival, guests will be greeted by a Wonderland that will take their breath away.  The cocktail hour will feature delicious hors d’oeuvres and an exciting silent auction that will offer something special for everyone.  A gourmet dinner will follow presented by the culinary talents of Chef Ben Tench.  Guests will not be able to stay in their seats when the “Gypsy Lane Band” takes the stage with their dazzling musical performance!  This enchanting evening will create unforgettable memories and enjoyment while together, we are directly changing the lives of youth for the better.

Co-chairs Petra King and Rosemary Smith, and their dedicated committee of volunteers, have been diligently planning and creating to not only provide a fabulous affair, but to help Hibiscus raise critical funds to keep abused youth in our community safe and to build a strong foundation for their future.  The youth living at the Hibiscus Children’s Village are provided a safe haven along with medical, dental and educational services and career preparation and training.  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.

Many thanks to our generous event sponsors:   Believer Sponsors – Mrs. Herman F. Becker, Marie & Armund Ek and Marie & Michael O’Reilly; Dreamer Sponsors – Anonymous, Elke & George Fetterolf, Helen Taylor Robertson and Linda & Mel Teetz; Magical Sponsors – Carole B. Brown, Miriam Grabow, Jan & Mike Harrell, Jean & Jim Kelly and Cal & Tina Tyler; Corporate Donors – George E. Warren Corporation, Medical Center Affiliates, Wilmington Trust, Celebrity Cruises®, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, Manning & Napier and Robin Lloyd & Associates, P.A.  A special thanks to Jill Frost, owner of Pink Pelican Florist.

Gala tickets are $250.00 per person.   To purchase tickets or for more information about the Wonderland Gala, please contact us at (772) 299-6011, ext. 313 or visit us at hibiscuschildrenscenter.org.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  We hope to see you on December 8 at the Wonderland Gala and thank you for helping us put a smile on the face of our youth!