ON THE SCENE
45th Annual Tropical
Oct. 7, 2022
The Boulevard Tennis Club, Vero Beach
Photos by Kerry Firth
Guests donned their brightest tropical attire to attend an
extravagant luau benefiting Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy.
Upon arrival they were greeted by a young hula dancer
swaying to the sounds of the steel drums and handed Hawaiian
leis before mingling on the deck with cocktails in hand.
Everyone enjoyed, and some even participated, in a mesmerizing
performance by the Hiti Mahana Polynesia dancers before
feasting on a lavish island inspired buffet. Bidding was brisk
on live auction items including wine, golf and vacation packages,
exquisite jewelry and a coveted autographed guitar from
Vero’s own Jake Owen. All proceeds benefited Youth Guidance
programs that provide healthy meals and mentoring resources
to children with limited resources in Indian River County.
1. Jeff and Stephanie Pickering, Phil Barnes
2. Stevie Meier and Dhalani Henry
3. Evard and Shereatha Spencer