Social Scene | June 2023

Ladies High Tea - STYLE

Charlee, Francesca and Stacey Rollins were among the many guests at the April 22nd Ladies High Tea at Licciardello Farms, with proceeds going to benefit the Interfaith Emergency Services Homeless Shelter Program.

Photo by Bruce Ackerman

Ladies High Tea
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

The annual event, hosted on April 22nd by Karla Greenway, CEO of Interfaith Emergency Services, exceeded expectations with elaborately decorated tables sponsored by numerous hostesses. Proceeds will benefit Interfaith’s Homeless Shelter Program.

Children First Gala
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

The Marion County Children’s Alliance’s fundraising gala featured presentations of the Dr. Mike Jordan Awards of Excellence and Vision to The Pearl Project and Kut Different, respectively. The April 13th event included testimonials, dinner and music.

41st Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

The NAACP 5114 Marion County Branch event on April 28th included presentation of the President’s Award to Loretha Tolbert-Rich as well as honors for Minority Business, Social and Community Uplift, and Positive Social Awareness.

75th Anniversary Champions Diamond Gala
Photos by John Nevarez/H. H. Photography

Presented by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ & Owners’ Association, the April 24th party featured the accomplishments of horse trainers, owners, breeders and horses. Elegantly attired attendees enjoyed a cocktail reception and dinner.

Nassal Kentucky Derby Party
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

The annual Kentucky Derby Party hosted by Bill and Cindy Nassal included a trumpeter, vases of red roses, plenty of fashionable hats, and, of course, cocktails and bourbon. A leader board kept guests apprised of changes in the lineup right up until post time.

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