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                              FOR LOCAL FOSTER CHILDREN

             n celebration of Friends of Foster Children Forever’s   that allow each child to fulfill his or her potential. The charitable
             (FFCF) 12th Annual Boogie Bash fundraiser and the     organization works to fulfill the unmet needs of every child who
             organization’s 20th anniversary, the night was transformed   enters or, is at risk of entering the foster care system in Collier,
        Iinto a flamboyant flashback to the Roaring 20’s.          Hendry and Glades Counties.
          As guests arrived in their flapper dresses and gangster attire,   Event chairs were Edee and Michael DeLuca and the presenting
        they were greeted by the sensational Pzazz Dancers dressed   sponsors were HBK CPAs & Consultants and HBKS Wealth
        in their best Gatsby threads, creating a party overflowing with   Advisors. Additional sponsors included NEST Multi-Facility
        energy and excitement.  It all happened on Friday, March 22 at   Management, Children’s Network of Southwest Florida, First
        Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples.                          Florida Integrity Bank, Home-Tech, The Woodruff Institute,
          The “ROAR into the 20’s with GATSBY” themed event had    Naples Auto Donation Center, PJ Fuerstman-Meyer & Pzazz
        over 220 guests in attendance and raised over $420,000 to benefit   Productions, and Naples Daily News.
        FFCF’s one-on-one educational mentoring programs for local
        foster children.
                                                                   For more information about Friends of Foster Children Forever
          The special night included cocktails, dinner, dancing and an
                                                                   (FFCF) or how to help, visit
        evening of live entertainment all produced by Pzazz Productions.
                                                                   or call (239) 262–1808.
        Celebrity emcees for the evening were PJ Fuerstman-Myer and
        Brian Roland. A captivating video was shown, underwritten by
        William C. Huff Companies, which gave guests a glimpse into a   Photos, left to right: Diana and Garrett Richter, Russell and Kaydee Tuff,
        foster child’s life and the challenges they face each and every day.   PJ Fuerstman-Meyer and Brian Roland (emcees for the evening), Nan and
                                                                    Jim Henderson, Edee and Michael DeLuc,a (chairs of the 2019 Boogie
          The FFCF mission is to focus on the children they serve by
                                                                    Bash), Bob and Dee Almond,  Dr. Rebecca Lambert and Dr. Jon Sonne
        providing targeted educational and enrichment opportunities

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