JustWorld International’s Annual Gala Jan. 18

JustWorld International will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2013 — a milestone that will be recognized at the JustWorld International 10th Annual Gala.

This impressive highlight of the 2013 social calendar will take place Friday, Jan. 18 at the beautiful Belle Herbe Farm in Wellington’s Grand Prix Village.

For the second consecutive year, FTI Consulting Inc. will serve as the presenting sponsor of the celebration.

Maria Newman’s Belle Herbe Farm will be transformed to the world of the 18th century with Venetian streets and scenery, and a breathtaking masquerade. Guests can enjoy the food, drinks and entertainment provided by event planners Dazzle Creative Events. Local Whole Foods Market of Wellington will provide the food sponsorship, and the Regency Party Rental & Productions team will help with the Venetian inspiration.

Along with the masked ambiance of the evening, JustWorld International presents the most sought-after auction items, both silent and live. Rocco Mangel, owner of Rocco’s Tacos, will act as the master of ceremonies for the event, while Lou Galterio will sing and interact with the guests, setting the tone for the masquerade gala.

In addition to the impressive auction items, JustWorld will introduce the first-time showcase of the JustWorld CASCO co-branded helmets, as well as the JustWorld Pilla Sport co-branded performance eyewear.

Pilla Sport will also sponsor the gala as the bar sponsor, providing drinks for all guests throughout the evening.

The JustWorld gala has been the hit of the social scene since its introduction 10 years ago. As the first event of the equestrian season, it is a sell-out event that attracts people from all parts of the community in an effort to further JustWorld’s mission.

JustWorld continues to work diligently as a humanitarian organization funding life-changing education, nutrition, health and hygiene, and leadership and cultural development programs for impoverished children in Cambodia, Honduras, Guatemala and Brazil.

The 10th annual gala will begin promptly at 7 p.m. at Belle Herbe Farm in Grand Prix Village. Tickets cost $195 per person and include open bar, gourmet food stations, entertainment and dancing. For more information, e-mail jwinfo@justworldinternational.org or call (561) 333-9391. For sponsorship, benefits and further details, visit the JustWorld web site at www.justworldinternational.org.