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Chairman and Chairwoman Bill and Tavia Ames

The Florida Center transports Sarasotans to a winter wonderland

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Chairman and Chairwoman Bill and Tavia Ames

Honorary Chairwoman and Chairman Mary and Douglas Mapp

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Honorary Chairwoman and Chairman Mary and Douglas Mapp

The ballroom at Michael’s On East was transformed into a winter wonderland for the “Winter Woods”-themed event.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

The ballroom at Michael’s On East was transformed into a winter wonderland for the “Winter Woods”-themed event.

Ginny Calcutti and Concetta Rumburg

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Ginny Calcutti and Concetta Rumburg

Lori Warnelo, Kaitlyn Kramer and Kim Williams

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Lori Warnelo, Kaitlyn Kramer and Kim Williams

The ballroom was decorated in a sea of seemingly snow-brushed trees.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

The ballroom was decorated in a sea of seemingly snow-brushed trees.

Sonia Surita, Shon Levatte and Libby Jung

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Sonia Surita, Shon Levatte and Libby Jung

David Jarrard and Barbie Nilsen

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

David Jarrard and Barbie Nilsen

An ice sculpture in the shape of the Florida Center logo adorned one of the drink stations.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

An ice sculpture in the shape of the Florida Center logo adorned one of the drink stations.

Jenny Craig and Raymond Flynn

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Jenny Craig and Raymond Flynn

Kraig and Gloria Koach

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Kraig and Gloria Koach

The Sweet Tooth Tree had a starting bid of $50 and featured candy cane-themed ornaments.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

The Sweet Tooth Tree had a starting bid of $50 and featured candy cane-themed ornaments.

Lianne and Joe Rimer

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Lianne and Joe Rimer

Marty and Sharon Millburg

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Marty and Sharon Millburg

Guests enjoyed a gourmet Michael’s On East meal for dinner.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Guests enjoyed a gourmet Michael’s On East meal for dinner.

Fred and Donna Dudash with Mike and Anne Garlington

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Fred and Donna Dudash with Mike and Anne Garlington

Gina Palanzi and Jennifer Guendjoian

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Gina Palanzi and Jennifer Guendjoian

The Nautical Tree was decorated by The Luffing Lassies and was worth $300.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

The Nautical Tree was decorated by The Luffing Lassies and was worth $300.

Jill and Dennis Kowal

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Jill and Dennis Kowal

Scott Forbes and Shirley Walker

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Scott Forbes and Shirley Walker

Various themed Christmas trees were available through the silent auction.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Various themed Christmas trees were available through the silent auction.

Steve and Lisa Silva

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Steve and Lisa Silva

Skylar Kidwell sparkles in a white sequined gown that went perfectly with the theme.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Skylar Kidwell sparkles in a white sequined gown that went perfectly with the theme.

Mike and Sandy Humenik

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Mike and Sandy Humenik

Dawn Hippler, Richard Perlman, Nancy Eaker and Diane Lynch

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Dawn Hippler, Richard Perlman, Nancy Eaker and Diane Lynch

Karen Johnston and Kim Dart

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Karen Johnston and Kim Dart

Tim and Ashley Gruters

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Tim and Ashley Gruters

Larry Lawman, chair of the Florida Center board of directors, smiles as he waits for the crowd to quiet down she he can begin the program.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Larry Lawman, chair of the Florida Center board of directors, smiles as he waits for the crowd to quiet down she he can begin the program.

Colm Conway and Sari Phillips

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Colm Conway and Sari Phillips

Florida Center Chief Development Officer Stacy Pinkerton with Veronica Brandon Miller and her husband, Jeremy Miller

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 |

Florida Center Chief Development Officer Stacy Pinkerton with Veronica Brandon Miller and her husband, Jeremy Miller

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