Palm Beach’s finest to be honored at James Bond-themed ball
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 www.pbpf.us.
Officer Charles Reed, left, Kirk Blouin, John Scarpa and Deputy Chief Daniel Szarszewski