Grandma’s Place Luncheon Dec. 8

The Royal Palm Beach-based nonprofit Grandma’s Place will hold its inaugural luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the Beach Club in Palm Beach.

Event organizers met recently and announced that sponsors will include the International Society of Palm Beach, Cypress Insurance Group, Fashion Doctors of Palm Beach, Florida Crystals Corporation, PNC Bank, McKenzie Childs and Maggie Sarubbi Luxury Real Estate.

The committee has secured almost $45,000 in auction items from area businesses, including Jimmy Choo, Emilio Pucci, the Chesterfield, Breakers West, Eau Palm Beach, the International Polo Club, Legoland, the Palm Beach Yacht Club, Provident Jewelry, Sequins, C. Orrico and Shari’s Place.

The luncheon is being chaired by Lou Ann Wilson Swan, with Herme De Wyman Miro serving as the international honorary chair and Elayne Flamm as the honorary chair. Committee members include Sue Ellen Clarfeld, Marianna DuBois, Cibi Hoffman, Dina Rubio, George Swan Jr. and Mary Francis Turner.

Grandma’s Place is the only emergency shelter in the county for children who have been removed from their homes by the Department of Children & Families due to abuse or neglect.

For more info., call Roxanne Jacobs at (561) 408-3060, e-mail or visit

ABOVE: Lou Ann Wilson Swan