Fall styles from Patchington at Isla del Sol and menswear from Sacino's drew enthusiastic applause at "Fall into Fashion," a luncheon fundraiser presented by the St. Anthony's Hospital Auxiliary at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club.
Several physicians at the hospital, Drs. Paul Steven Collins, Bryan Cotter, Jeffrey Paonessa and Dwight Valentine, and president Bill Ulbricht, were runway favorites with the crowd, most of whom were women. Also posing for guests were Paula Blanda, Jade Duncanson, Diane Fair, Arlette Ferguson, Sara Galiger, April Gayle Gausman, Dr. Cecele Murphy, Barbara Paonessa and Tami Simms.
Virginia Guthrie, chairwoman, and Pat Howells, co-chairwoman, led the event committee, which included Mozelle Bell, Francesca Brusini, Mary Carlomagno, Sister Dorothy Dwyer, Sara Galiger, Doris Gray, Kathy Guckenberger, Noreen Hodges, Joan Jaicks, Valerie Rankin, June Wedding and Roberta Yancey.
Nearly 500 guests raised $35,000 in the silent auction alone at PARC's 44th annual black-tie gala, held in the Renaissance Vinoy Resort. The nonprofit organization helps people of all ages who have developmental disabilities.
The "Diamond Reflection Ball" honored 13 "Magnetic Men," recognizing community leaders Lt. Col. Hugh Campbell, Peter Clark, Frank Clemente, Dr. Christian Drehsen, Tyson Grant, Ken Heretick, Dr. Carlos Labrador, Ian Leavengood, Dr. Kamal Majeed, Trevor Pettiford, Dr. Jeffrey Paonessa, Jeffrey Saut and Scott Wagman.
Tonya Corder led the event committee, which included Linda Armstrong, Sue Brett, Judy DiVincenzo, Lorene Dolan, Thelma Gilbert, Angela Harwell, Victoria Jourdenais, Rose Lampert, Joyce Larson, Fay Lazaris, Alison Lescarbeau, Celma Mastry, Marty Medley, Deonne Meier, Jennifer Palmer, Ali Salo, Cheryl Sanchez, Jeannine Siewert, Laurie Stogniew and Robin Taylor.
The West Central Florida Council of Boy Scouts of America honored five community leaders at its 16th annual Distinguished Citizens Award banquet, held in the University of South Florida St. Petersburg student center. The dinner raises money for urban Scouting programs in Pinellas County.
Honorees were Dr. Jonathan Ellen, president and physician-in-chief of All Children's Hospital; Bill Harvard, president of Harvard Jolly Architecture; Greg Holden, vice president of Manning & Napier Advisors; Debbie Sembler, University of South Florida and USFSP trustee; and Bob Willis, lawyer at Skelton, Willis & Wallace.
Ryan Sutherland, a medical student at Emory University and a summa cum laude 2012 graduate of St. Petersburg High School, received the Vinny Dolan Scholarship.
The Maureen Donovan-Dobiesz Scholarship was awarded to Rosemary King, a Venture Crew adviser and committee member of Troop 468 with St. Paul United Methodist Church in Largo. She attends St. Petersburg College.
Mary Evertz and Dr. Bob Kropp were co-chairmen of the banquet committee.