Able Trust gala has glitz, goodwill for Florida's disabled
"To Russia with love" is the best way to describe the 11th annual celebration of The Able Trust Gala, "Royal Russia" on March 21 at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach.
The glamorous fete attracted such luminaries as Donald Trump, football great Bob Kuechenberg, Miss Florida USA 2009 - Anastagia Pierre and Miss Florida Teen USA 2009 Kayla Collier, along with more than 250 fabulously attired supporters.
Tiffany Kenney, WPBF Channel 25 news anchor, was mistress of ceremonies and the auctioneer was Lane Conner of Park West Gallery. Peter Belisi of BELISI donated departure gifts of silk scarves and men's neckties.
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for disabled Floridians, the glitzy, black tie evening featured an elaborate cocktail reception with a silent auction, dinner and chance to try blackjack, roulette, craps and slots at the Czar's Casino, a Vodka Luge drink at the Ice Lounge, or a specialty coffee at The Kitchen Strand, a live auction and an exclusive performance by the spectacular Spirit of Goodwill Band, made up of people with a wide range of disabilities.