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MARTIN COUNTY --
The 21st annual holiday breakfast and silent auction hosted by the Hidden Oaks Middle School bands and color guard was a success.
More than $15,000 was raised for the band and color guard programs. In addition, more than 1,000 breakfasts were served at the event held Dec. 2.
The HOMS cafeteria was transformed into a winter wonderland with trees and decorations and plenty of sparkling lights. Guests enjoyed a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausages, and doughnuts and entertainment was provided by a number of local artists.
Among the crowd favorites were performances by the HOMS and Martin County High School drum lines, HOMS jazz ambassadors, Finesse dance team and Simon Holoweiko, MCHS director of bands.
Performances by the Palm City Elementary advanced band, Bessey Creek Elementary band, Murray Middle School color guard, MCHS Ensembles, HOMS cheerleaders and of course, the HOMS marching band and color guard were also event highlights. Guests perusing the silent auction tables in the courtyard were entertained by the HOMS singer/musician Cassidy Wetherell, guitarist Dylan Jampol and small ensembles from other area high schools.
Attendees engaged in some good-natured bidding wars at the silent auction, which offered more than 135 items. Two of the most highly sought-after items included a University of Florida Gators gift basket and a spa basket from Day of Delight.
The tables were overflowing with everything from golf packages and amusement park passes to jewelry, home décor and collectibles. Numerous gift certificates for health and beauty services, dining, auto essentials, home and garden help, music lessons and more were up for grabs.
Breakfast sponsors were: Paul Newman, Coggin BMW Treasure Coast; Ross Earle & Bonan.; Extreme Performance; Dunkin Donuts; Cal-Maine Foods; Elizabeth Bacha DDS, Riverview Cosmetic Dentistry; Seacoast National Bank; Pretty and Pampered; Georgia C. Gordon, Keyes Company and Sara M. Crombie, New Wave Realty.