Fundraiser For Grandma’s Place At International Polo Club March 13

Grandma’s Place committee members assembled Feb. 11 at St. David’s in-the-Pines Episcopal Church to continue planning the third annual “An Evening of Great Expectations,” which will take place Friday, March 13 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach’s Mallet Grille & Patio. Dress is Key West casual for the evening, which will start at 6 p.m. with a silent auction, informal modeling by Alease Fisher Designs of Worth Avenue, and a cocktail reception. During dinner, there will be a live auction, and after dinner, dancing until 11 p.m.

The event is chaired by Mr. and Mrs. Bertram R. Firestone. Host committee members include Dr. and Mrs. James Belden, Laura Kraut, and Jennifer and Roger Smith. Event committee members are Christina Anzures, Brianne Ford of Unbridled Wedding & Events, Courtney Phibbs Boyd, Sally Chester, Karlene Kiminyo, Michele Poole, Lou Ann Wilson Swan, Father Steven Thomas, Damon Webb and Karen Vaughan.

Proceeds will benefit Grandma’s Place, an emergency shelter in Royal Palm Beach that provides a safe haven and loving care to 16 children younger than age 12 who have suffered abuse and/or neglect and have been removed from their homes by the Department of Children & Families, and St. David’s-in-the-Pines’ vital ministries, which provide meals to the community via a soup kitchen and organize blood drives and school supply drives for those in need.

Tickets are $150 per person and are available by calling (561) 408-3060 or e-mailing Learn more about Grandma’s Place by visiting

ABOVE: Father Steven Thomas, Karen Vaughan, Michele Poole, Roxanne Jacobs, Brianne Ford and Sarah Lidinksy.