For the past five years Soroptimist International of Homestead has hosted this exciting event as a fundraiser to benefit charitable causes within the Homestead community. The event was hosted by the SI Homestead Club on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 6:00-10:00 pm at the Woman’s Club in Homestead.
Guests purchased tickets for the occasion, which provided them with a martini and a luxurious amenity; a massage or manicure, hence the title “Martinis, Massages, and Manicures”. The event also included hors d’oeuvres, desserts, music, beautiful raffle baskets made by member Coy Pena, and door prizes, as well as Massage Therapists, Manicurists, DJ, and two ‘Martini Bartenders”. This year the event drew in 122 guests and 24 club members and a good time was had by everyone present in spite of the rainy weather.
A new project the club has recently begun is called “ Soroptimist Basket of Care”. This project consists of a Committee who researches a Homestead lady who is ill and needs help and cheering up. After a selection is made a personalized “Basket of Care” is made by Committee member, Coy Pena. The Committee received information on three (3) Homestead ladies who are struggling with cancer and honored them Friday evening at the Martinis’, Massages, and Manicures event. They honored Beth Carrier, Brenda Tyre, and Geri Davis with beautiful baskets. They were very deserving of these gifts and were overwhelmed. The Soroptimist International of Homestead members wish them all a successful recovery.