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The Purpose

“Viva Las Vegas,” the party for many causes, is hosted by the Royal Palms, an organization of women committed to serving the community. Founded in 2002 by a group of passionate women who wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, all funds raised are distributed to women and children’s charities within St. Lucie County. Each year, the Royal Palms donate to various organizations. Some of the past recipients include PACE Center for Girls, Wavecrest Teen Shelter, Alzheimer’s Community Care and many more.

The People

Although the nearly 100 members of the Royal Palms all help in some way or another at most events, including this signature event, the fund development committee, chaired by Sarah Flesche, shoulders most of the actual party-planning work here. The committee includes Amy Thofner, Brittany Hester, Wendy Smith, Calise Munne, English Muncy, Jamie Spooner, Jill Landgrebe, Justine Theisen, Kaitlyn Granger, Kim Melzer, Marene Hopkins, Missy Lyshon, Sarah Egan, Stacy Schwerer and Susan Granger. Sponsors are Alonzo Law Offices, P.A., Louden Bonded Pools, Associated Coastal ENT Physicians, Dean, Mean, Minton, & Zwemer, Bingo Madness, Dental Art of St. Lucie West, St. Lucie Battery & Tire, The Porch Factory, the law offices of Chapman & Plymale, Southeast Technologies Group, Southeast Sharpening and Crop Production Services.

The Party

Join a wild and crazy bunch of women who make their mark for women’s and children’s charities as the Royal Palms of St. Lucie host the 9th annual “Viva Las Vegas,” a night of gaming, partying, fun and frolic, from 7-11 p.m. on Nov. 15 at the Pelican Yacht Club in Fort Pierce. The $50 per person event ticket will feature music and dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres and blackjack, roulette and craps. There will also be a fabulous silent auction for the serious shopper perfect for early holiday gift-shopping. New to the event this year is a rocking and rolling cocktail hour featuring a live band, a special guest appearance and lotsa’ raffles! For more information, to become a sponsor or donate an auction item to the event, contact Sarah Flesche, at (772) 216-7565 or