Palm Beach’s finest to be hon­ored at James Bond-themed ball

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Acast of he­roes, vil­lains and vix­ens will de­scend upon Mar-A-Lago for the “2015 Po­lice­men’s Ball.” Sev­eral sig­na­ture James Bond el­e­ments will set the scene at the an­nual fundraiser, set for Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. The gala pays trib­ute to Palm Beach Po­lice Depart­ment’s men and women in blue and civil­ian em­ploy­ees.

The evening will be­gin with a pool­side cock­tail re­cep­tion, fol­lowed by pomp and pageantry pro­vided by Palm Beach Pipes and Drums. There will also be a Pre­sen­ta­tion of the Col­ors by the Palm Beach Po­lice Depart­ment Honor Guard, and Lou Galterio will sing the na­tional an­them.”

At­ten­dees will be en­ter­tained by the dance band Soul Sur­vivor. They will also have the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in a live auc­tion fea­tur­ing jew­elry, Rod Ste­wart con­cert tick­ets and sports pack­ages. The pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit the Palm Beach Po­lice Depart­ment and its em­ploy­ees.

Dur­ing the event, the ninth an­nual Palm Tree Award will be pre­sented to David S. Mack, the sec­ond vice pres­i­dent of the Palm Beach Po­lice Foun­da­tion.

Mack is a se­nior part­ner in The Mack Co., a real es­tate de­vel­op­ment firm head­quar­tered in Fort Lee, N.J. In Palm Beach, Mack serves as vice chair­man of the board of direc­tors for MorseLife Inc. and Morse Geri­atric Cen­ter. He is also a mem­ber of the Palm Beach Health­care Foun­da­tion Inc. and serves on the Palm Beach Coun­try Club Board of Gover­nors.

Kirk Blouin, Palm Beach di­rec­tor of pub­lic safety, will sur­prise a de­serv­ing po­lice of­fi­cer with the fourth an­nual Of­fi­cer of the Year award and a $5,000 check from the foun­da­tion.

For the sec­ond year, Mary and Mark Fre­itas are the din­ner chairs, and An­nie and Michael Falk are honorary chairs.

The Palm Beach Po­lice Foun­da­tion is a char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tion that un­der­writes pro­grams, and ac­cepts and man­ages tax de­ductible gifts and do­na­tions for the ben­e­fit of the Palm Beach Po­lice Depart­ment and its em­ploy­ees.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Jen­nifer Re­carey at 561-820-8118 or visit


Of­fi­cer Charles Reed, left, Kirk Blouin, John Scarpa and Deputy Chief Daniel Szarszewski

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