From left to right: Patti Carlson, Susan Rane, Pastor Dan Holloway, Elizabeth Thomason of Boys & Girls Clubs, Barbara Petrillo and Tammy Bursick.

VERO BEACH — The Vero Vino Wine & Food Festival, held by Unity Center of Vero Beach, completed its inaugural event with the presentation of nearly $3,500 in donations to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County. Additional event proceeds will provide entertainment for homeless children through the Little Birthday Angels organization, as well as a jazz workshop for selected high school seniors with music scholarships presented to each student. The festival was sponsored in part by Divine Animal Hospital, and Vero Beach Electrical. Visit for updates on the 2018 festival.

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