Letter: WinterFest 2015 A Smashing Success

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce another smashing success! WinterFest 2015 with Vanilla Ice drew record breaking crowds on Nov. 28 of more than 8,000 people to the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

The event provided a line-up of holiday performances, phenomenal food vendors, holiday shopping, business and service vendors, a food and wine festival, the Kids Winter Wonderland Village and ice skating. Local celebrity musical sensation, philanthropist and DIY Network television star Vanilla Ice performed his iconic celebrated musical hits to an overflowing crowd.

Winterfest is the most anticipated holiday event of the season. The exceptional hard work and dedication of sponsors, vendors and the professionals at PBIEC allow us to celebrate the success of this event.

The chamber wishes to thank our sponsors, without whom we could not host such a spectacular event. Host Venue and Presenting Sponsors: Equestrian Sport Productions and the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Title Sponsor: the Royal Inn. Winter Wonderland Village Sponsors: Chukker TV, Grand Champions Polo Club, Palms West Hospital and the Children’s Hospital at Palms West. Food & Wine Event Sponsors: Florida Interventional Pain Management, PYRA Promotions and the Wellness Experience. Snow Sponsor: Bethesda Health. Commemorative Brochure Sponsor: Self Discovery Life Mastery. Photo Booth and Physicians Reception Sponsor: My Community Pharmacy. Red Carpet Sponsor: Cravy. Media Sponsors: Chukker TV, LocalDines.com, Talk 4 Media, the Town-Crier and Wellington The Magazine.

Our exceptional WinterFest vendors were Bethesda Healthcare, the Binks Forest Golf Club, BJ Events, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Chappy’s Food Cart, Chick-Fil-A, Chukker TV/Grand Champions Polo Club, Cobblestone Chiropractic & Wellness, Cruise Planners, Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic, Jordan’s Steak Bistro, Keyes Real Estate Mortgage & Title, Kish Events & Decor, Kona Ice of Palm Beach, My Community Pharmacy, My Sweet Bar, Palm Beach Health Center, Palms West Hospital/the Children’s Hospital at Palms West, Paradise Kettle Corn, Perfect Smile Dentistry, Place of Hope, Pure Barre Wellington, Royal Inn/Wellington Mall, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Self Discovery Group, Shullman Orthodontics, State Energy, Talk4media.Com, the Beach Buffalo, the UPS Store, Truderm, Waters Edge Recovery, the Wellington Wolves and the Wild West Diner.

We were thrilled to once again offer an amazing VIP food and wine festival boasting the exceptional establishments of the Binks Forest Golf Club, Hurricane Grill & Wings Wellington, Jordan’s Steak Bistro, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Stonewood Grill & Tavern, the Art Cellar, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods Market Wellington and Wild West Diner. If you have not yet visited these establishments or utilized their catering services, do so!

Thank you to our VIP food and wine table sponsors: Bethesda Health, Davidson & Davidson Media Group, Effective Solutions, Erin Downey, Family Vision Center, Florida Interventional Pain Management, Floridian Community Bank, Gulfstream Goodwill, K & E Travel, the Law Offices of Alexander L. Domb, My Community Pharmacy, Palm Beach Aquatics, Palms West Hospital, PYRA Promotions, Self Discovery Group, Superior Environmental Management, the Royal Inn, the Wellness Experience and Waters Edge Recovery.

Our performers could not have been more phenomenal! If you have not heard or seen any of the following, please make it a point to check them out. They are exquisite each in their own. Thank you to our Master of Ceremonies Wes Kain, Michaela Paige, Alyssa Marie Coon, Angeline Fontaine, Nicky Greed, Sarah Spiritual and the Palm Beach Mako Cheerleaders.

Thank you to Area Superintendent Dr. Matthew Shoemaker of the School District of Palm Beach County, Meridith Tuckwood from the Village of Wellington and the exceptional volunteers from Palm Beach Central High School, Wellington High School and Suncoast High School.

A very special thank you to Nina Anschuetz for her talents and diligence, Kayla Anschuetz for organizing our volunteer base, the Wellington Chamber Board of Directors and President Johnny Meier for their leadership, Monica Kallas, Debbie Crompton, Sharon Lasko, Karen Gorham and Stuart Hack, as well as Mayor Bob Margolis, who kicked off our 2015 event.

Our local superstar and philanthropist Vanilla Ice astounds us each year. His spirit of giving and dedication to our community is outstanding. His efforts and those of his team make this event possible. The chamber is grateful to have the privilege of working with them!

The chamber salutes all the exhibitors, sponsors and performers for making their contribution to Wellington’s unique lifestyle, its economy and this spectacular event. Thanks also to all of you for attending, for being part of this event and for being a part of our community. We look forward to seeing you all next year. Happy holidays!

Michela Green, Executive Director, Wellington Chamber of Commerce