Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Palm Beaching

Beau and Jackie Breckenridge
Elyse Maschmeyer, Karly Askeland, and Sara Groff
Robin and Norberto Azqueta
Catching up with PB: Last month the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach opened the gates of Pan’s Garden to more than 160 guests for dinner under the stars.

The event celebrated the end of the season and also served as an outreach to potential new members. There were cocktails on the terrace followed by a light buffet presented in Pan’s Garden. A DJ played late into the night. Talbott Maxey, Pauline Pitt, Piper Quinn and Erik Waldin were co-chairs.

Guests included: Kate Gubelmann, Conrad Hilton, Susan and Tim Malloy, Lily Dillon, Missy and Todd Savage, Robin and Norberto Azqueta, Holly and Michael McCloskey, Whitney Bylin, Lori Bernstein, Candee Weitzman, Joe P. Davis, Binky and Chris Orthwein, and Merrill and Bobby Debbs.
Alex Snyder, John Ripley, and Binky and Chris Orthwein
Michael Maschio, Diane Bueller, and Conrad Hillton
Bob and Maureen Bauchmann with Christopher Bauchmann
John Mashek, Talbott Maxey, and Howard and Michele Kessler
Tom Quick with Holly and Michael McCloskey
Lori Bernstein and Candee Weitzman
Jerry Seag, Pauline Pitt, and Leroy and Mimi McMakin
Conrad Hilton with Susan and John Wanamaker Leas
While they were celebrating the 133rd Run for the Roses last month at  Churchill Downs, Palm Beachers tipped their hats to the Kentucky Derby in grand style that same day at Mar-a-Lago. The 8th Annual Easter Seals Kentucky Derby Day Party honored the big race while benefiting programs and services for children with special needs at the Igoe-Amar Child Development Center in West Palm Beach. 

The fragrances of roses and of mint juleps filled the air as guests entered the ballroom.  Fun wagering on the race had many bidders on their feet as Street Sense took the win. The exciting evening of the televised viewing of the race, fabulous silent auction, dinner and dancing to the Sultans of Swing was planned by chairpersons Gale Brophy, Suzi Goldsmith, Lori Stoll and Gail Worth.

“We are thankful for the supporters we have for this event, said Rhonda Clinton, Executive Director for Easter Seals. The Derby's success and growth each year plays a vital role in the continued support and services we are able to offer our preschool-aged students. Focusing on early intervention and therapies that teach children to talk and walk, we strive to help the children at our Igoe-Amar Child Development Center overcome challenges and to one day be successful in school and in life.”
Rhonda Chambers, Joe Pashcow, Mattie Roberts, and Lori Stoll
Bahram and Margarita Abrishami
Honorary chairpersons for the event were Leo Albert, Hermé de Wyman Miro, Henry Fong and Mary Frances Turner.

Committee members included Margarita Abrishami, Candide Booth, Yolande De Bonvouloir, Sue Gibson, Barbara Gilbert, Arlette Gordon, Nicole Humphreys, Barbara Katz, Carolyn Mathis, Faith Morford, Judith Morell, Dianna Paxton, Susan Reymond, Laura Sherman and Joan Vogel.

Proceeds from the Kentucky Derby Day Party benefit programs and services of Easter Seals Florida serving Palm Beach and Martin Counties.  The Igoe-Amar Child Development Center is the area’s only full-time center for children of ALL abilities. Easter Seals’ helps children with disabling conditions due to birth, disease, accident or injury through pediatric speech, physical, occupational and behavioral therapies made available in a preschool setting.  These services help prepare children for success in school while affording parents an opportunity to continue their careers or education.

For further information on other Easter Seals special events and funding opportunities, please contact the development department at 561.640.9521 or
Suzi and Richard Goldsmith
Mary Virginia Knight and Henry Fong
Leo Albert and Lois Pope
Chris and Gale Brophy
T. Russell Sherrill and Mary Frances Turner
Herme de Wyman Miro
Moira Fiore, Sonny Castor, and Judy Grubman
Joanie Vogel and Barbara Katz
Gail Worth and Barry Josepher
George and Carole Guerra with Barbara Gilbert

Photographs by Lucien Capehart (Palm Beach)