16th Annual Barefoot on the Beach ads a splash of neon with the addition of the new After Party



April 7, 2017

Event Contact: Mary Coleman

561-683-3287 / mcoleman@bgcpbc.org

16th Annual Barefoot on the Beach ads a splash of neon with the addition of the new After Party

Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County

Palm Beach, Fla. – Nearly 400 guests celebrated the “unofficial close” to the Palm Beach social season as they turned out for the annual white party – Barefoot on the Beach at The Breakers Palm Beach.

The event has become a staple on the society calendar and this year was no exception with co-chairs Susan Miller and Holly Weston on point to present a memorable evening. As guests arrived they received a spirited welcome from members of the Max M. Fisher Boys & Girls Club who tossed out party beads to the guests as they passed through the receiving line. Further on, they were presented with the evening’s signature drink – “Frose” and mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres.

Following a sumptuous buffet dinner, guests were wowed with a surprise performance from Club member Keiyon Ivory who moved the crowd with his rendition of How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You. Founding chairs, Reid Boren and Tom Quick shared the live auction duties, resulting in one of the most successful live auctions in the events history. South Florida’s premier top 40 band, Wonderama provided the energy during dinner. Closing out the poolside festivities, a colorful Junkanoo Parade lead guests from the Beach Club to the Venetian Ballroom in time for the all new “After Party” featuring socialite DJ Mad Marg (Marjorie Gubelmann). The ballroom was transformed into a chic black light party complete with neon décor accents. Guests enjoyed late night bites and handmade gelato from Palm Beach’s latest hot spot Sant Ambroeus restaurant. Guests were treated to a complimentary tarot card reading and the artistry of a body painting specialist whose designs included glowing paint to match the theme.

“We are extremely grateful to all of our sponsors, donors and to our new co-chairs Susan Miller and Holly Weston. Their fresh new look for Barefoot was amazingly well received” said Reid Boren.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the overwhelming support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, I am beyond grateful” added Holly Weston.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County joins Reid in thanking Co-Chairs Miller and Weston as well as Co-Chairmen Kristen Cashel and Richard Gaff; Junior Chairmen Craig Gibson, Jr. and Brooke Murphy; and Honorary Chairmen Brooks Bishop, Lauren Bor­man Bohn, Taylor Collins, and Keith Williams. We are also thankful to Founding Chairs Reid Boren, Tom Quick and Wally Turner for their unwavering support of this event.

Thank you to our Grand Benefactors Susan and Lloyd Miller and to our Bungalow Benefactors Brooks Bishop, Bretzlaff Group, , The Donald A. Burns Foundation, Jim and Kristy Clark, First Republic, Fisher, Bendeck, & Potter, PLLC, Suzanne and Ramsey Frank, Connie Frankino, David Lambert, Michael Lorber, Mary Alice Fortin Foundation, Rulon Reed, Sandpointe, and Seagate Construction.

We’d also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our Table Benefactors including Tom Quick, Spring Point Partners, LLC, Two Roads Development, and Holly and Paolo Weston; Patron Sponsors – the Azeez Foundation, Wyatt Koch – Wyatt Ingraham, JoAnna & Stephen E. Meyers, John Moriarty & Associates of FL, Power Design Inc. Susan and E. Burke Ross, Mary and Dan Stanton, The Taylor Family Foundation, Keith Williams – Nievera Williams Design, and William Wrigley, Jr.; Program Sponsors AMG Foundation, GTIS Partners, Carol and Tom Kirchhoff, and Monika and John Preston; and finally to our generous Underwriters including Ara and Hilary Cohen, Judy and James Harpel, The Kessler Family Foundation, and Neil Subin.

Proceeds from the Barefoot on the Beach event support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. For more information, please contact Mary Coleman, Director of Philanthropy at 561-683-3287 or mcoleman@bgcpbc.org or visit www.bgcpbc.org.


About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone – they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 8,000 children ages 6-18. For more information, please visit www.bgcpbc.org or call 561-683-3287.

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