Patrick Park to Join Arlette Gordon and Elizabeth Bowden as the 2013 Fine Wines & Hidden Treasure's Chairmen

Arlette Gordon and Elizabeth Bowden (Honorary Chairs)

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Aug. 1, 2012) — Food For The Poor’s 10th annual Palm Beach Gala, Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures will be Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach. The annual event is chaired by distinguished Palm Beach philanthropists Patrick Park (Grand Honorary Chair), Arlette Gordon and Elizabeth Bowden (Honorary Chairs), Herme de Wyman Miro (International Chair), Mary Frances Turner (Ladies Committee Chair) and Russell Sherrill (Men’s Committee Chair).

Patrick Park

The Palm Beach community has worked to transform Gordon’s Village in Bluefields, Jamaica, since 2007. Proceeds from the 2013 Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures Gala will fund the expansion and renovation of Bluefields Health Centre. The clinic serves 25,000 residents with preventive and basic medical services, including pre- and post-natal care and pediatric care.

“Current clinic conditions are severely cramped and inadequate,” said Susan James, Food For The Poor’s Jamaica Country Manager. “Due to overcrowding in the waiting room, patients needing treatment, including pregnant mothers and sick children, often have to sit outside on the ground. With much needed renovation and expansion, the staff will be better equipped to provide medical service and patient care to those in the community.” 

In November, construction on the school named in Robert G. Gordon’s memory, near Gordon’s Village, will be completed. The school will serve approximately 100 disadvantaged children, and was funded with proceeds from the 2012 Palm Beach gala.

The Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures Gala opens with a superb wine tasting reception of selected wines sponsored by Dreyfus, Ashby & Co. Unique wine selections, jewelry and exotic escapes to such places as Hong Kong are among the varied prizes in the silent and live auctions. The evening culminates with a 4-course gourmet dinner and wine pairing.

For additional information regarding the Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures event, tickets, sponsorship and benefactor levels, please call 1-888-404-4248 or visit

Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures 2013 committee members also include Franklyn de Marco, Michael Dixon, Henry and Mary Virginia Fong, Karen Mason, and Renee Smith.

Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.

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Jennifer Leigh Oates
Food For The Poor
Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6054