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August 2023

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Jungle Jamboree Gala Meals on Wheels San Diego County held its largest fundraising event of the year, the Jungle Jamboree, in Liberty Station. A record $330,000 was raised and will cover the costs of 80,000 warm meals and friendly visits for the organization's senior clients. Each year, a new theme is chosen and many guests enjoy dressing in costume. e event also featured a chef 's challenge with local restaurants and caterers showcasing and competing for best appetizer. Next year's event, "Rio Carnival: A Samba Soiree," will be held on April 20 at e Prado in Balboa Park. PHOTOGRAPHY BY SYDNEY TROXELL Lisa Fisher and Mary Benirschke Lauren Gilbert, Einar de la Torre, Chi Essary, Michael Stark, and Karen Gilbert Tom Sullivan, Helen Salazar, Linda Brandes, Bryce Formo, and Valerie Sullivan Ataly Beltran and Gilda Garza Mel Meagher and Gaela Fernandez Florin Lisa Hellstrom with Lany and Alex Zikakis Howard Stevens and Andrew Utt Drew Deckman and Sam Deckman Brent Wakefield, Cindy Stratton, Keith Fisher, and Mark Sanna Joan Peters, Sandra Maas, Barbara Neilson, Andrea Naversen, and Susan Peters Seen ICA Bright Future Gala 2023 e Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego presented its ICA Bright Future Gala, when the entire six-acre Encinitas property was illuminated with lights powered by its own solar panel system. e campus was transformed with reflective portals, asking attendees to consider how the changes we make can produce a better world. e VIP experience featured a one-of-a-kind performance and hosted bar in the Artist Pavilion. Gala chair Linda Brandes invited guests to cocktails in the garden followed by a delectable dinner by chefs Jeffrey Strauss and Ron Oliver of Pamplemousse Grille and a lively auction with a shimmering after-party. PHOTOGRAPHY BY FOTILITY PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY Debbie Boyd ranchandcoast.com 96 AUGUST 2023 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE

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