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December 03, 2010 - PINION "Holiday Magic in Venice"

Where: Venetian Waterfron Estate of Mickey Havens & Joanne Rand

When: Friday, December 3, 2010

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Beneficiary: Special Olympics of Broward County & it's Athletes & Victory House

Host(s): Mickey Havens & Joanne Rand

Co-Chair(s): Lori Lincoln & Vaness Lopez-Mejia, CUISINE CHAIR: Valerie Kowanetz - SILENT AUCTION CHAIRS: Jacki Liszak-May & Valerie Peru

Committee Members: Anne Allen, Sylvia Andis, Nancy Block, Jane Brand-Eagon, Janea Caldarone, Linda Danoff, Linda Eckert, Billie Sue Engel, Birgit Fillingame, Alice Harry, Patricia Kearson, Valerie Kowanetz, Leslie Fischer, Jacki Liszak-May, Vanessa Lopez-Mejia, Sonja Mayo, Linda Mills, Pam Nowatka, Valerie Peru, Lee Sheffield, Arlette Spilotros-Spaniak, Wendy Walters & Linda Spalding White - ADVISORY COUNCIL: Lynda Amorello, Grace Antonello, Kim Bentley, teresa Plotkin, Laurie Sallarulo & Lois Schmatz

President(s): Mirtha Toledo-Hackley

Music: The Topazz Band - Tony Rao

Sponsors: CHAMPION: Broward Health - TITANIUM: Birgit Fillingame, Roy F. Johns, Jr. Foundation - PLATINUM: FreshPoint, Galaxy Productions Entertainment - GOLD: Ed Besoso, J.P. Morgan, John & Nellie Bastien Memorial Foundation, Valerie & Charles Kowanetz, Robert O. Law Foundation, Schmidt Family Foundation, I. Lorraine Thomas - SILVER: Anthony Electric Services - Tony Barrow, AutoNation, Barbara Riggs Brown Foundation, Marian & bobby DeLoach, Jane & Doug Eagon, Tim Elmes, P.A., Florida Gold Coast - Electrical Contractors, Inc., Holland Sheltair Aviation Group - Lois & John Schmatz, Koutoulas & Relis, LLC, Kraeer/Becker Funeral Homes - Pam & Steve Nowatka, Leo Goodwin Foundation, Inc., Lori Lincoln & the Topazz Band - Tony Rao

Gala Production: Galaxy Productions Entertainment

Menu: LIVE CULINARY CREATIONS BY: Chef Gregg Salman, Chef Robert Burrows& Chef Paul Citrillo, Director of McFatter Culinary School

Attire: Holiday/Cocktail

Special Thanks: Jon Paul Jewelers

Board of Directors: PRESIDENT: Mirtha Toledo-Hackley - PRESIDENT ELECT: Debra Lieberman - V.P. FUND DEVELOPMENT: Christine Hurlock & Marian McCray-DeLoach - V.P. MEMBERSHIP: Barbara Corrao - V.P. NEWSLETTER: Debra Lieberman - V.P. PUBLICITY: Kitty McGowan & Lisa Scott Founds - SECRETARY: Lori Lincoln - TREASURER: Sandy Clobus - PAST PRESIDENT: Terry Witcher

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino,

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:

PINION'S Annual Holiday Party "Holiday Magic in Venice" was held at the waterfront estate of Mickey Havens & Joanne Rand, featuring live culinary creations by Chef Gregg Salman, Chef Robert Burrows & Chef Paul Citrillo, Director of the McFatter Culinary School, and Fresh Point.

Galaxy Productions Entertainment provided great photo opportunities that featured their wonderful creatures who walked among the guests and were only to happy to pose.

Guests enjoyed elegant cuisine, live entertainment  featuring the Topazz Band w/Tony Rao and a little singing entertainment by PINION's own Charles Kowanetz.

The evening featured open bars, including a champagne & wine bar & a martini bar.  

Beautiful jewelry from Jon Paul Jewelers was a part of a silent auction that featured an assortment of amazing opportunities for guests to choose from.






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