Grandview Gardens Bed & Breakfast, nestled in a tropical garden at Howard Park in West Palm Beach, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a fundraiser cocktail party.
Proceeds will benefit the Palm Beach Bike Jockeys, a local group of cyclists raising funds for Smart Ride 11, a two-day, 165-mile bicycle ride that raises awareness and funds for FoundCare’s Comprehensive AIDS Program of Palm Beach County and other HIV/AIDS organizations in Florida.
The anniversary celebration will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22. A suggested minimum $25 donation is required for admission, with all donations going to the Palm Beach Bicycle Jockeys. Grandview Gardens is sponsoring an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and music.
A silent auction will also take place, set amidst the luxurious Spanish Mediterranean resort, pool and gardens.
Grandview Gardens is located at 1608 Lake Ave., West Palm Beach. Visit www.grandview-gardens.com, or call (561) 833-9023 for more information.
“In celebration of 10 exciting years, we are very happy to continue our support for the local community, in particular for the Palm Beach Bike Jockeys and the Smart Ride, which benefits our very own community health center, FoundCare,” said Rick Rose, one of Grandview Gardens’ innkeepers.
In its 10-year history, Smart Ride has raised and returned over $5.3 million, with 100 percent going directly to HIV/AIDS organizations. Last year, FoundCare was awarded $133,000 from the event.
The fully supported, non-competitive, annual bicycle ride from Miami to Key West attracts participants from across the nation and internationally. Its participants range in age from 18 to 81 and represent all skill levels, all with one mission — to change lives.
The Smart Ride will take place the weekend of Nov. 14-15. For more information on how to get involved, visit www.thesmartride.org, or call (866) 696-7701.
ABOVE: Peter Emmerich, Jan Weimar and Rick Rose of Grandview Gardens.