‘Filling the Gap’ fundraising event to be held Aug. 26 in St. Augustine


Stephanie Kinsey, DDS, owner and founder of Palencia Dental in St. Augustine, along with support from patients, sponsors, friends and family, will hold the third annual “Filling the Gap” fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 26, from 7-10 p.m., at the Pioneer Barn in the Old Florida Museum at 259 San Marco Ave in St. Augustine.

The event will feature live music by Take Cover, a high-energy dance band.

The cost of attendance is $75 per person and includes drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Corporate and private sponsorships are available, and silent auction items are requested. Donations and sponsorships are tax deductible on behalf of Filling the Gap, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information, call Katrina Denny at (904) 826-4343 or visit fillingthegap.org.

Uppity Art is the top sponsor and other key sponsors include Ancient City Accounting, First Coast Wealth Advisors, Orthopedic Associates of St. Augustine, Stat Courier, and Transworld Business Advisors. In kind sponsors are Burkhart Sales and Service, Cousart Studios, and Thrivent Financial.

According to Dr. Kinsey, the fundraising efforts have expanded this year due to the practice’s community partnership with the ALS Association. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, claimed the life of Dr. Kinsey’s father last year. Additionally, the event continues to support the Wildflower Clinic, which provides free medical and dental care to needy individuals and families in St. Johns County. Last year, Filling the Gap helped to fund the Wildflower Clinic with more than $20,000 in donations.