The luncheon, on Friday, May 15, celebrates the mission of Girls Place and generates the financial resources needed to provide girls with critical programming, while bringing the community together for an afternoon of fun and friendship.
Each year, hundreds of women support Girls Place at the Annual Hats, Hearts, and Handbags luncheon. Reserve a table and decorate it with your friends to compete for awards, wear your best hat and grab your most fashionable handbag to support the girls of Girls Place. The day starts with Mimosas at 10:00am and is followed by our key note speaker Dr. Pauline Lawrence!
Dr. Lawrence is a professor emeritus from the University of Florida. She earned her MS and PhD in Entomology from UF and began her tenure as an assistant professor of Zoology in 1976. In 1994, she transitioned to the Department of Entomology and Nematology and taught and conducted research until her retirement in 2011. Dr. Lawrence was recently recognized by the Gateway Girl Scout Council with a Lifetime Achievement Award.