Celebrate the Red “White” and Blue at Helping People Succeed’s White Shirt Night

An idea born from a doodle on a cocktail napkin by talented artist Dan Mackin has grown into a decade-long fundraiser that is the highlight of June in Martin County. 

Twelve local artists will be bringing their creativity and sense of fun to Taste Casual Dining in Hobe Sound on Saturday, June 25, ready to wield their “paint” brushes on white t-shirts, ball caps, aprons and tote bags, all to support Helping People Succeed and its popular White Shirt Night.  

The dozen artisans will offer themes as varied as riverscapes, bucolic images, pelicans and turtles – truly something for everyone. 

Each artist will design and present three or four scenes from which guests select a favorite – or two. 

Taste Casual Dining is owned by Craig Kingston, who has hosted the White Shirt Night for more than ten years – from the very beginning. It is located at 11750 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound. 

In a special patriotic twist, veterans will again receive 50-percent off when they register for the event. 

Tickets for general admission between 6-9 p.m. are $50 per person and include one drink, hors d’oeuvres and a t-shirt.  A special Meet and Greet with the artists, at $100 per person, takes place between 5-6 p.m. and will include two drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a selection of one of the White Shirt items to be “painted” by an artist. 

Proceeds of the event will benefit Helping People Succeed’s Camp Success, a therapeutic summer camp, led by master’s level therapists, for children six through 12 years of age. The camp is extended to families who fall under the poverty level. There is no charge for this summer program. Each year, kids embrace this 8-week camp as an incredible cultural education within their own community.  They have so much fun being creative and exploring!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  For questions or to RSVP contact Glenna Parris at 772-320-0778 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..