On The Scene

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The parties presented on this page were held before social distancing recommendations and stay-at-home orders were in effect.

Second Annual MHA ROCKS!
Feb. 22, 2020
Oak Harbor Clubhouse
Vero Beach
Photos by Kerry Firth and Jim Wilson

The Mental Health Association in Indian River County hosted its second annual MHA ROCKS! Party: British Invasion. Attendees (decked out in 1960’s/British-themed costumes) danced the night away with live music performed by BeatleBeat, enjoyed personalized caricatures, delighted in delicious food from the buffet and hammed it up in the events’ photobooth, complete with props. Five brand new tabletop turtles were auctioned off, raising $7,000 for the MHA. Combined with the live and silent auctions, the MHA raised over $100,000. Over 200 people came out to Oak Harbor Clubhouse to help break the stigma and ROCK! with the MHA.

Gifford Youth Orchestra Gala
March 17, 2020
Vero Beach Heritage Center
Photos by Marty Lewis and Marie Blanchard

More than 150 enthusiastic supporters gathered recently at the Vero Heritage Center to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the Gifford Youth Orchestra. The gathering, honoring the GYO’s founder, Dr. Crystal Bujol, contributed nearly $27,000 to the music program’s treasury.

Art in Bloom Luncheon
Vero Beach Museum of Art
March 12, 2020
Photos by Christina Tascon

To benefit the programs and exhibitions of the Vero Beach Museum of Art, guests enjoyed an afternoon of horticulture with floral displays inspired by artwork from the permanent collection. The event featured a catered lunch. A floral arrangement lecture was presented by Greg Campbell and Erick New and Floral designers were awarded winning ribbons with chosen art.

Molly’s House
10th annual Polo Classic
March 7, 2020
Port Mayaca Polo Club
Okeechobee
Photos by Liz McKinley

Supporters looked ‘Polo Chic’ for Molly’s House 10th annual Polo Classic at the Port Mayaca Polo Club in Okeechobee. Special events included a Dressage presentation, Best Hat Contest, traditional half-time champagne Divot Stomp, food and raffles. Proceeds support Molly’s House.