EASTER SEALS HONORS SUPPORTERS AT
THE DERBY DAY PATRON PARTY
BEACH) – More than 100 guests
gathered recently for a cocktail
party at the Palm Beach home of
Robert & Paula Butler to honor
patrons and supporters of the Easter
Seals Derby Day Party.
are so grateful to Mr. and Mrs.
Butler for opening their home to
host this special party,” said
Rhonda Clinton, executive director
for Easter Seals Palm Beach, Martin
and St. Lucie Counties. “We look
forward to another successful Derby
event and are thrilled to have the
continued support of so many patrons
who have been involved over the
for May 2 at the International Polo
Club Palm Beach, the Southern style
Derby Day Party will feature a live
televised viewing of the 135th
Run for the Roses, old fashioned fun
wagering, mint juleps and a
Dixieland Band, followed by a silent
auction, dinner and dancing to the
music of David John and The Max
by Co-Chairmen Brenda and Robert
Castellano, Barbara and Richard C.
Gilbert, Suzi and Richard Goldsmith,
Lorrain and Malcolm Hall and Barbara
and James Kravitz, the Derby Day
Party will benefit children with
special needs at Easter Seals
Igoe-Amar Child Development Center
in West Palm Beach.
Honorary Chairpersons are Dr.
Elizabeth Bowden, Norma and Simon C.
Fireman, Arlette and Robert Gordon
and Herme de Wyman Miro. Junior
Chairs are Sue Gibson, Laura and
Marc Sherman, and Suzanne and Scott
Rehl. Judith Morrell and Cynthia
Maronet will serve as Auction
Sponsors to date include: Grand
Benefactors Norma & Simon C.
Fireman, Platinum Sponsors Brenda &
Robert Castellano and The H and H
Kravitz Charitable Trust, Silver
Sponsors Paula & Robert Butler and
Bronze Sponsors Arlette & Robert
Gordon, Barbara & Richard C.
Gilbert, Mary Virginia Knight &
Henry Fong, The Schoch Foundation,
Valerie J. Sherlock & Austin M.
O'Toole and the VanKampen Boyer
Tickets to the Derby Party are $325
per person. Young Friends tickets
are available at $200 per person for
those under forty.
Easter Seals Igoe-Amar Child
Development Center is Palm Beach
County’s only full-time educational/
therapeutic pre-school program for
children ages birth to five who live
with challenges such as Down
Syndrome, cerebral palsy, genetic
and seizure disorders, hearing and
speech or language dysfunctions and
developmental delays. The Center
prepares these children for success
in school through early intervention
services combined with pediatric
speech, physical, occupational and
behavioral therapies. The goal is to
help all children gain independence
and learn to walk, talk, and learn
self-help skills in preparation for
tickets to the Derby Day Party or
for sponsorship information, please
contact Michelle Gonzalez at Easter
Seals at 561-640-9521 or