Crisis hotline ‘speaks easy’ with fundraising shindig at Polo Club
The International Polo Club Palm Beach will be taking on a1920s flare when “Lounge 211” takes over Nov. 21from7 p.m. to10 p.m. The Speakeasy-themed shindig will benefit 211HelpLine, Palm Beach County’s nonprofit community helpline and crisis hotline that provides empathetic guidance and support to individuals in need.
Co-chairs Christina and Monte Lambert and Janie and Jon Fogt are shaking things up for the agency’s11th annual event. Overlooking the polo field, guests will enjoy complimentary themed cocktails, sing-a-long to dueling piano-style entertainment and ’20s-style food stations. A bourbon bar, an overflowing martini station, a cigar rolling post, celebrity blackjack tables and an elaborate silent auction are some of the activities that guests will be able to partake in at this underground speakeasy. Bouncers will be manning the door to ensure nobody gets in, unless they knowthe secret password-keeping true to the prohibition era. Guests are asked to wear fashionable, cocktail chic attire, with authentic1920s attire welcome but not mandatory.
Tickets for the Lounge 211 “Speaks Easy” - a play onwords for the telephone-based crisis hotline - are $150, or guests can pay an increased ticket price of $211to support the agency’s marketing efforts to help ensure that every person in crisis knows of 211’s existence. These guests will also receive some onsite goodies for their higher donation.
The night’s host’s include Sarah Alsofrom, Teri Barbera, Mike Bauer, Bill Bone, Susan and Ray Buza, Kimberly Camejo, Joanne and Michael Davis, Ryan Dinsdale, Ray Ellis, ShawHeydt, Karen Holloway, Jack Lansing, Gary Lesser, Stacey and Paul Mikel, Monte Resnik, Dr. Brian and Jennifer Schnipper, Kelly Sobolewski and Brittany Tallon.
The event’s sponsors include FPL, Forte Interactive, Florida Atlantic University, Hardrives, Palm Beach InsuranceAdvisory Group, Hanley Center Foundation, QVC, Sweet Boo Design + Communications, Christina and Monte Lambert, Toni May, Nancy and Jaime Lambrecht, Diane and Andy Carlino, andWanda and Jim Jenkins.
To purchase tickets, visit www.211palmbeach.org/events or call 561-383-1147. 211HelpLine is a community helpline and crisis hotline providing support to individuals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. By dialing 2-1-1, anyone in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast can access crisis intervention services, information, assessment and referrals to the community services they need.
Christina Lambert, left, Monte Lambert and Janie Fogt
Kelly Sobolewski, left, and Gary Slesser
Kimberly Camejo, left, and Jenn Schnipper