• Michele and Howard Kessler
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    Michele and Howard Kessler

  • Kathryn Vecellio and Monika Preston
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    Kathryn Vecellio and Monika Preston

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    Mary and Mark Freitas

  • Brian and Eileen Burns
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    Brian and Eileen Burns

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    John and Jana Scarpa

  • Tim, Kelly and Bridget Moran
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    Tim, Kelly and Bridget Moran

  • Mei Sze and Jeff Greene
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    Mei Sze and Jeff Greene

  • Director of Public Safety Kirk Blouin and Tasha Blouin
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    Director of Public Safety Kirk Blouin and Tasha Blouin

  • Lieutenant Nick Caristo and Sergeant Tom Melnichok
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    Lieutenant Nick Caristo and Sergeant Tom Melnichok

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    Kayla and Annie Falk

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    Michael Belisle and Beth Pine

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    June and Jerry Frank

Cocktail Reception Kicks-Off 10th Annual Palm Beach Policemen’s Ball

(PALM, BEACH, FL--) Michele Kessler, a Palm Beach Police Foundation Board Member, and her husband, Howard Kessler, hosted a kickoff cocktail reception at their Palm Beach home on December 15, 2015 in honor of the upcoming 10th Annual Policemen’s Ball with a “Miami Vice” theme on January 16, 2016 at the Mar a Lago Club.

Guests at the reception enjoyed a special preview of the Buccellati jewelry collection from Neiman Marcus Palm Beach, which was displayed and informally modeled throughout the evening., Foundation Board Co-founder and President, John Scarpa welcomed more than 120 guests and presented the Kesslers with a hospitality gift, and acknowledged Gala Chairmen, Monika and John Preston, and Honorary Chairmen Mary and Mark Freitas. ,Scarpa also presented Founding Ball Chairmen Eileen and Brian Burns with a commemorative trophy for their leadership and support through the years. ,He recognized attending Foundation Board and Town Council members, including Mayor Gail Coniglio, and Palm Beach philanthropists, Kathryn and Leo Vecellio., The couple will be presented with the Tenth Annual Palm Tree Award at the ball for their outstanding civic activities and philanthropy. 


Foundation Board Co-founder and Vice President Emeritus Tim Moran, and Palm Beach Public Safety Director Kirk Blouin offered highlights about new equipment the Foundation will fund with proceeds raised from the ball. ,Buccellati at Neiman Marcus Palm Beach is the gala Jewelry Sponsor, and Palm Beach Illustrated is the gala Media Sponsor.

The annual Palm Beach Policemen’s Ball, sponsored by The Palm Beach Police Foundation, is its primary fundraising vehicle and provides an opportunity to honor and support the police and civilian members of the Palm Beach Police Department. ,Funds raised remain in Palm Beach and go directly to The Palm Beach Police Department. ,In addition to funding police support programs, the Foundation provides financial support to Palm Beach Crime Watch, Inc., scholarships and grants for education to qualified police department family members; new equipment for the department, and assistance to officers in need in times of distress.

To read the Palm Beach Daily News Story and see the Shiny Shots from the event click HERE


To see the Florida Weekly photos click HERE


Tickets to the Policemen’s Ball are $600 per person

For tickets and information call Jennifer Recarey 561.820.8118 www.pbpf.us

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