Partygoers decked out in black tie and ornate masks celebrated at the Exchange Club’s fifth annual ball which featured a special Vero Beach Centennial theme. Guests were urged to bid on raffle items to help support local projects for the prevention of child abuse.

 

A sold-out crowd of sleuths aided by seven unsavory characters traveled back to the 1960s as they scoured the streets of downtown Fort Pierce in search of clues to solve this murder mystery. Funds raised benefit St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy’s Annual Fund.

 

In just 24 hours, friends, families and co-workers joined forces to pack more than 10,000 holiday meal boxes for the area’s less fortunate. Each year, this signature “pack-a-thon” draws more than 500 dedicated volunteers from all walks of life to benefit the Treasure Coast Food Bank.

 

More than 350 local superheroes claimed a “stake” in the lives of local youth as they relished the opportunity to dine with Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County kids. Emceed by WPBF news anchor Felicia Rodriguez, the evening featured an inspirational speech by U.S. Olympic track-and-field legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

 

Vero Beach marked the end of a year of activities celebrating its 100-year anniversary with a parade down 14th Avenue themed “Through the Years.” Administrators, local organizations, schools, businesses and residents all came out to say “happy birthday” to Vero Beach.

 

Adams Ranch hosted its ninth annual “stag only” Wild Game Dinner to benefit nine local charities including the Peter W. Busch Family Foundation and the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce. Sponsors included Southern Eagle Distributing and Battle Ax Arms.

 

Ghosts, ghouls and other frightful characters convened for an eerie evening of spooky delights. In addition to a highly competitive costume contest, the crowd enjoyed delectable treat tastings, a dead-silent auction, dancing to the ever-festive Humdingers Band and more.

 

Guests arrived dressed to kill at this murder mystery extravaganza held by the Royal Palms. Working in teams, they collected clues and put their heads together to solve the exciting whodunit. A Cuban-inspired buffet and a whiskey-themed silent auction rounded out the evening. Money raised goes toward the Royal Palms organization, which provides financial and service contributions to the community.

 

Jake Owen’s ninth annual benefit weekend included golf, kickball and fishing tournaments and a special concert to raise money for children’s causes. A VIP party took place prior to a star-studded acoustic concert with special guest Jimmy Buffett and a grand finale by Owen.

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