Exchange Club’s 56th Annual Fundraiser
By Robert Friedman Photos by Jon Frangipane
The Exchange Club of Pompano Beach held its 56th Annual Gala Fundraising Dinner at The Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club Saturday evening, February 16th. Club President Robert Friedman was the evenings MC and presided smoothly over the crowded ballroom at the elegant event.
County Commissioner Chip La Marca introduced the Honorable Mayor of Pompano Beach, Lamar Fisher, as guest auctioneer. He was able to raise tens of thousands of dollars for the club’s charities that benefit disadvantaged and disabled children in Broward County.
The entertainment was provided by the outstanding Blues Brothers Tribute Band and had the attendees dancing well into the night. Members and guests bid on such live auction items as a three day hot pass into the pits at The Coca-Cola Net Zero 400 at Daytona Beach over the 4th of July abd included a 5-day stay at a beach house in New Smyrna Beach. There was also a celebrity chef event with The Reverend Jack Noble providing a gourmet dinner for eight, as well as a pair of fishing trips with local businessman Duran Brown.
Many more interesting items were auctioned as well as the bidding was very heated among friends. All in all it was a great evening for an even better cause.