Count­ess cel­e­brates birth­day with grand do­na­tion

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Or­di­nar­ily, guests bring birth­day gifts to the per­son cel­e­brat­ing a birth­day, how­ever it was the re­verse at Count­ess Hen­ri­etta de Ho­ernle’s Af­ter­noon High Tea held in honor of the Count­ess’ 96th birth­day on Oc­to­ber 11 at the Span­ish River Li­brary and Com­mu­nity Cen­ter lo­cated on Span­ish River Blvd. in Boca Ra­ton.

As Boca Ra­ton’s most gen­er­ous bene­fac­tor, the Count­ess pro­vided a check for $500,000 to the City of Boca Ra­ton’s Span­ish River Li­brary, with in­struc­tions that, as a chal­lenge grant, she will match all do­na­tions up to $1,000,000. Many lo­cal dig­ni­taries gave recog­ni­tion to the Count­ess for her con­tri­bu­tions and birth­day in­clud­ing Mayor Su­san Whelchel, Coun­cil Mem­ber Su­san Haynie, past-Mayor Steven Abrams, along with her many friends from YMCA and other lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions.

In ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the con­tri­bu­tion, the mez­za­nine of the Span­ish River Li­brary has been aptly named the “Count­ess de Ho­ernle Read­ing Room.”

Since the Li­brary is a new fa­cil­ity, there are many nam­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able for those wish­ing to make do­na­tions.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the Li­brary at 561-544-8581.

Seated: Ruth McGoldrick, left, Jo-Ann Odierna and Betty Nel­son Stand­ing: Hay­deh Pullen, left, Pat Thomas and Crys­tal Rigot

Su­san Sax­ton, left, Mayor Su­san Whelchel, Count­ess Hen­ri­etta de Ho­ernle and Emily Lilly

Glenda Laser, left, Phil Re­naud, Regina Vetto, Lawrence Casey and Poppi Mercier

Count­ess Hen­ri­etta de Ho­ernle

Den­nis Martinelli, left, Bon­nie Ma­son, Paul Zulkoski and Jorene Jame­son

Rose­mary and Ben Krieger, left, with Count­ess Hen­ri­etta de Ho­ernle

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