Concours D’elegance Donates to Navy Relief

Concours D'elegance Donates to Navy Relief

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L-R: Commander Patrick Pickard; Ron Davis (USA retired); Bill Warner (USAF, retired); Capt. Bill Kennedy, Director, Mayport Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, USN (ret); and Naval Station Mayport Commander, Capt. Douglas Cochrane.

On June 1, The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Foundation, Inc. was honored to present a donation of $7,500 to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society during a ceremony at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville. To date, the Foundation has donated over $20,000 to this great organization. For those of you not familiar with its purpose:

Founded in 1904, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a private non-profit charitable organization. It is sponsored by the Department of the Navy and operates nearly 250 offices ashore and afloat at Navy and Marine Corps bases throughout the world. The Society was incorporated in the District of Columbia and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. It is managed by a Board of Directors whose members are active duty or retired members of the Naval Services, or spouses of active duty or retired members of the Naval Services.

The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.

The Society provides need-based financial assistance to eligible recipients in the form of:

    – Interst-free loans and grants, and
    – Scholarships and interest-free loans for education.

In addition, the Society offers the following services:

    – Financial Counseling,
    – Budget for Baby Workshops,
    – Thrift Shops, and
    – Visiting Nurse Services.

Our Vision: We are a private, non-profit, volunteer, service organization. As a Center of Excellence, we are committed to ensure that all available resources are used to assist personnel of the Naval Services – active, retired, and their eligible family members – to achieve financial self-sufficiency and find solutions to emergency needs.

The Society can help:

    – Active duty and retired active and reserve component Sailors and Marines,
    – Eligible family members of active duty and retired active and reserve component Sailors and Marines who died,
    – Reservists on extended active duty greater than 30 days,
    – Indigent widows and mothers (65 years or older) of deceased servicemembers who have limited resources and no family to provide for their welfare, and
    – Ex-spouses who have not remarried and whose marriage to a servicemember lasted for at least 20 years while the servicemember was on active duty.

Although sponsored by the Department of the Navy, the Society is a private non-profit organization whose programs are totally funded by charitable contributions.

Contributions to the Society are fully deductible. For more information on donating to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, visit them at www.nmcrs.org.

Learning the Ropes in New Orleans

Preparing the Windows for the Primer coat

Wednesday; already midweek in our assistance adventure and I must say we learned a lot on this day. After a hearty breakfast straight ahead to the work site. While our team continued with the windows, I was able to walk around the 4th Street area to take some pictures. Gloria, an older African American women, greeted me friendly and I asked her if I could take a picture of her in front of the wildflowers by her house. She was not too sure about approving my request but finally agreed, yet asked me to let her run into her house first to get her teeth. We took the picture without them and I learned that you can smile without your dental work.

Continuing my walk past a construction fence with large painted words that said “get involved”, I went into a conversation with a very friendly young gentleman. He thanked us for what we were doing but also urged me to take as many pictures as possible to document what had been done already and what still needs to be done. I took a portrait of him in front of a poster with the message “volunteers required”.

Back to the site; while the work on the windows continued (yes, they have the first coat of Kilz primer on them), I started to work with our site manager, learned what building on a budget means, how to work with all kinds of tools and saws (I never knew that there are that many tools) and how to repair a rotten beam. No material on site is wasted and even the smallest pieces will find a use. The repair of the beam was a learning experience in itself, since it included pulling out a 6×6 support beam from under the house, bringing it to the area were we performed the “surgery”, putting “jacks” under it and lifting the support beam so that we could remove and replace the rotten beam. Working under a house gives you a very new perspective and earned me the nickname “Pig Pen Senior”.

I also learned today that a “drip groove” has nothing to do with jazz and is a little groove along the board above the window trim.

We were all satisfied about the days work and looked forward to Linda’s cooking this evening; she served Chicken Picante on Rice and is was spicy and delicious.

Evening reflection was about sharing our experiences on site and a number of songs from the Olive Tree songbook. We are all tired, went through our daily learning and are happy for the opportunity to serve. Two of our teams met today their “client”, meaning the owner the home they are working on, which gives serving an additional perspective.

Highlight of the evening was the Olive Garden Village Trivia. It was entertaining and again a learning experience. One questions was “Of the many things thrown from Mardi Gras floats, the “golden Nugget” thrown by the Zulu Krewe is made out of this?”
Well, “Coconut” was the right answer.

I am certain that our learning will continue tomorrow. But now into bed, since our team is in charge of breakfast tomorrow.

Recover, rebuild, rejoice, still a great summary of what we are doing.

2011 Weight Watchers Walk It Day Video

2011 Weight Watchers Walk It Day VideoApproximately 300 people participated in the 2011 Weight Watchers Walk It Day to benefit Warrior Vacations.

Fort Clinch’s canopy of trees was a perfect morning setting to get in a 5K before the day grew too warm. Children handled passing out cups of water at the water-stop while Pirates passed out beads to participants as they walked, ran, jogged and strolled past.

Volunteers from organizations such as Amelia Island Runners, Road Runners Club of America, Weight Watchers and the Fernandina Pirates Club pitched in and created a delightful morning.

Here is the video:

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Chip in for Children Golf Tournament

Chip in for Children Golf TournamentChip in For Children is a golf tournament to benefit Amelia Island Montessori School. This great fundraiser will be held on Friday, June 10th, at Amelia River Golf Club located at 4477 Buccaneer Trail. Registration starts at noon with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm.

The format is a four person team, and your $150.00 per player entry includes green fees, cart, group photo, snack, buffet dinner, silent auction and gift bag.

some of the silent auction prizes include stays at various Ritz Carlton properties, golf packages, and gift certificates from the best businesses on the island.

If you don’t golf, come for dinner and the auction for only $10.00. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

MUST SEE: Some of the children made this clever video to help promote this great event.

For more information about Chip in for Children or Amelia Island Montessori School visit supportaims.com or call 904-261-6610 for more information or view the tournament brochure HERE.

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Patriotic Picnic Benefits Micah’s Place

Patriotic Picnic Benefits Micah's PlaceA red, white and blue salute to summer is planned at PLaE, Omni Resort at Amelia Island Plantation Spa and Shops, to benefit Micah’s Place.

Bring a friend and celebrate American style with a A Patriotic Picnic on Wednesday, May 25, at noon.

Tickets are only $35.00 and includes a complementary glass of wine. The suggested attire is of course, red, white or blue.

Limited seating is available, so RSVP today to insure your reservation. For more information call Kelly at (904) 491-6364, ext. 102.

Dining on the Wild Side

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This Saturday night you can dine on the Wild Side at the St.Augustine Alligator Farm to Benefit Wildlife. Unfortunately this information reached us long after we already had made involved commitments with friends, because else we would have made it a day out to St.Augustine, packed with still and video cameras.

Ever dined next to a hungry gator or a nesting heron? Saturday evening you can while supporting a very worthwhile organization.  HAWKE, The Humane Association of Wildlife Care & Education, a 501 (c3) not-for-profit charity that rescues and rehabilitates orphaned wild birds, mammals and reptiles will have their annual “Dine on the Wild Side” fund-raising dinner will be held at The St. Augustine Alligator Farm  on Saturday evening, May 14th, 2011. The Alligator Farm and Zoological Park sponsors this popular event every year for HAWKE.

The dinner will feature Jerry Stalvey’s BBQ chicken, coleslaw and baked beans.  There are also limited tickets for a vegetarian dinner featuring tofu sautéed with vegetables and served over a bed of rice donated from the Gypsy Cab on Anastasia Island and a pasta dish donated by Jim’s Place in Elkton. All meals will be served with dessert, tea, and a roll.  Also, beer and wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase at the Alligator Farm’s Snack Bar. Live music will be provided by Anastasia Spiecker, a St. Augustine native who has been performing around Northeast Florida since 1998.

She has composed over fifty original songs and has an ever-growing, eclectic collection of cover songs she plays as well. Anastasia has shared the stage with many popular bands including John Mayer, Styx, Huey Lewis and the News, Foreigner and David Crosby and her music has been featured in two independent films. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy/Religion at Flagler College and surviving a bout with cancer, Anastasia is now working toward her Masters in the exciting field of Music Therapy at Florida State University.

A ticket to the event includes an all-day pass to the Park and exclusive use of the Park beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Enjoy a guided tour of the bird rookery from the boardwalk and view thousands of birds in all stages of life, from courtship to nesting, and be sure to bring your camera for unique photographic opportunities.

Admission is $40 for ages 12 & up, and $25 for kids 5 to 11 (admission for children 4 and under is free if they share an adult’s meal).  A limited number of tickets for $45 may be available at the door (depending on availability). The easiest way to obtain advance tickets at this late stage is to email Melanie or call 904-692-1777 before placing your order, to verify availability. The vegetarian meals sell out fast, This is a great deal and something the entire family will enjoy.  For more information go to HAWKE’s web site or call 904-692-1777 and help HAWKE Help Wildlife!

HAWKE’s goal is to help injured wildlife, provide care and rehabilitation and to release the healthy creatures back to the wild. HAWKE also presents wonderful education programs to area schools and civic groups on the wildlife that lives around this area and the threats to that wildlife and to the environment.  HAWKE has the only professional multi-species wildlife facility in the tri-county area, and is internationally known for its work with endangered species, raptors, river otters, and its educational programs.

Aside from the dinner, one of the best ways to help HAWKE care for injured wildlife is to become a member in the Association.  For as little as $25 annually for an individual membership or $35 annually for a family membership, you receive a subscription to the HAWKE FAll & Spring newsletter and an invitation to the annual members-only open house the next one SUNDAY June 5th, where you can tour the facilities, meet the volunteersand myself.  and view the permanent resident wildlife , have snacks & drinks ,and take photos of HAWKEs, Falcons,  Owls and more .  Direct tax-deductible donations can be mailed to HAWKE, Inc., PO Box 188, Elkton Fl 32033 or via credit card at HAWKE’s website, www.hawkewildlife.org.

About HAWKE:

HAWKE, founded in 1987, is a 501 (c3) not for profit organization licensed by the State of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the US Fish and Wildlife Service to rehabilitate injured and orphaned wild birds, mammals, and reptiles, including endangered species. The organization also has special permits to possess permanent wildlife for educational programs. The organization does not receive state or federal support and depends entirely on donations of time, material and funds. Other opportunities to support HAWKE’s mission are corporate sponsorships, donations of supplies such as bleach , or contributions of fresh or frozen fish. Volunteers are always needed to help with wildlife transportation, help with facility maintenance, help with fund-raisers and more. For information on these and other opportunities, please call HAWKE at 904-692-1777.

Bands and BBQ at Kayak Amelia

Bands and BBQ at Kayak AmeliaThe Amelia Arts Academy is presenting Bands and BBQ at Kayak Amelia featuring The Beech Street Blues Band and Miss D’s Elementary Band on Saturday, May 14 at 6:00 PM.

Kayak Amelia is located at Talbot Island, 13030 Heckscher Drive, south of Amelia Island, Florida. This Music on the Marsh is a celebration of family and fellowship!

Opening the event is Miss D’s Elementary band, Amelia Arts Academy’s beginning band for children in the 4th and 5th grades. Then, the Beech Street Blues Band performs. Guests are asked to bring their own chairs or blankets, their favorite beverage, and their dancing shoes. Dinner will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $10 for adults, and children under 12 years old are free. You really should reserve your spot today by visiting www.AmeliaArtsAcademy.org or calling Amelia Arts Academy at 904-277-1225.

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Weight Watchers Walk It Day Proceeds to Benefit Warrior Vacations

Weight Watchers Walk It Day Proceeds to Benefit Warrior VacationsAmelia Island Runners and Road Runner Club of America will join Weight Watchers on Walk It Day, at Fort Clinch State Park to benefit the Warrior Vacations program.

Weight Watchers Walk-It Day is scheduled for Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Fort Clinch State Park, at 8:00 AM. Partnering with the Road Runners Club of America, this event is hosted by the Amelia Island Runners for the second year in a row to highlight walking as a great way to get moving, burn calories and tone muscle, while raising money for a great cause.

Net proceeds from the event will go to Warrior Vacations. A non-profit organization that provide military men or women, returning home from deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan and their families, the opportunity to reconnect with a four to seven day vacation on Amelia Island. Donated vacation homes, Morgan RV campsites, private condominiums and hotels are matched to families, and Warrior Vacations is happy to announce they are about to host their 300th family.

Participating in this Weight Watchers 5k will be vacationing family, Captain Mark DeSouza and his wife from Spartanburg, South Carolina. DeSouza has served nearly four of the past six years in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not only is the family excited to participate in this emotional fund raiser, but they are looking forward to pushing their young son’s stroller along the route.

Warrior Vacations is looking for property managers and vacation property owners outside of Amelia Island who may be interested in helping to expand these well-deserved holidays beyond the borders of Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Entering Walk It is only $20.00 until May 13, 2011, and is $25 thereafter. Make checks payable to Amelia Island Runners. Join Amelia Island Runners at scenic Fort Clinch State Park and take the Weight Watchers Walk-It Challenge 2011 with us.

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Kyle Petty Charity Ride Arrives May 13th

Kyle Petty Charity Ride Arrives May 13th

Kyle Petty Charity Ride

AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA – The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, a motorcycle ride for charity, will be arriving at The Amelia Hotel at the Beach on Friday, May 13, 2011.

Mr. Petty is a former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and the Charity Ride founder. He will lead a field of more than 175 riders from Lake Placid, NY, to Amelia Island, Florida, to raise awareness and funds for several causes, including Victory Junction, a camp for chronically ill children founded by The Petty Family in honor of their late son Adam.

Celebrities scheduled to join for all or part of the trip include ESPN NASCAR analyst Brad Daugherty, former NFL great and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker and NASCAR driver and Bo-Dyn Olympic bobsled founder, Geoff Bodine.

Fans and spectators may see the riders arriving that afternoon as they drive over the Shave Bridge, travel through the historic downtown, to the beach and finally arriving at the hotel.

The public is invited to join Petty and his riders at a two hour cocktail reception held the same day at Amelia Dream Cars, 232 South 8th Street, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Cost is a $50.00 donation, per person. Donation includes cocktails, light snacks, a brief live auction, as well as an opportunity to meet Mr. Petty and other celebrity guests.

100% of the proceeds go to the charity. This event is sponsored by Amelia Island Dream Cars, Amelia Hotel at the Beach and The Crab Trap Restaurant.

Tickets available at The Amelia Hotel at the Beach, The Crab Trap Restaurant and Amelia Island Dream Cars. Call 877.263.5428, (877.AMELIA U), for more information.

Another way of giving is by dialing 27722 and texting the word: RIDE. This $10.00 donation will show up on your cell bill.

Arriving on Amelia Island concludes a 2,400-mile trek down the East Coast. You can follow Petty and the riders on several social media pages, including facebook.com/kpcharityride, twitter.com/kpcharityride, and twitter.com/kylepetty.

For more media information, visit www.kylepettycharityride.com/press_kit.php.

About The Kyle Petty Charity Ride
Led by NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle Petty, the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America raises awareness of and funds for Victory Junction and other charities supporting chronically ill children. The Charity Ride is one of the most successful and popular charity events in the country. Now in its 17th year, the Charity Ride has donated more than $14 million to Victory Junction and other children’s charities, with 6,850 participants logging more than 9.8 million cumulative motorcycle miles. For more information about the Charity Ride, please visit www.kylepettycharityride.com.

About Victory Junction
Victory Junction is a year-round camping environment for children ages six to 16 with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their son Adam, the camp is located in Randleman, NC, with a second location opening soon in Kansas City, KS. Victory Junction offers programs for a range of disease groups and maintains strong relationships with more than 30 partner hospitals. Victory Junction’s mission is to provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment. As a not-for-profit organization, the camp operates solely through the support of generous individuals, groups and corporations to provide this experience at no charge to children and their families. For more information or to donate, visit www.victoryjunction.org.

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Cruising for a Cause

Cruising for a CauseAmelia Island, FL – The next big fund raiser organized by the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise is to help raise money for the Haiti Canaan Orphanage project. Join this fun cruise with the Amelia Island River Cruise. It is scheduled for June 11, from 11:30 am to 2pm.

Tickets are $50 per person ($25 of each ticket sold goes to the Haiti project.) You can purchase your tickets at www.ezticketlive.com/checkout/event.asp?id=101&event=Rotary Club Haiti Benefit Tour; under the list of cruises, click on Buy Ticket and purchase your June 11th cruise.

Be sure to get your tickets before the deadline which is May 11. The club is working to fill the large 80 seat boat first, but hopes to fill the other two 40-seat boats as well. Included in the ticket price is a box lunch from Sonny’s Bar-B-Q. Trivia games and prices are also featured. So far the club has a couple of hotel rooms as prices. We always welcome any business to help with gift certificates, or other prize donations.

Everyone is welcome to join this fun cruise for a good cause. For more information call Suzanne McLeod at (904) 662-2360. Let’s go Cruising and make a Big Splash!

Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise meets every Fridays at 7:30 am to 8:30 am at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. The public is invited to visit. For more information visit the club’s website: www.AmeliaIslandRotary.com or contact President Art Shuster at artshuster@bellsouth.net.

Quality of Life Speaker at Rotary Sunrise

Quality of Life Speaker at Rotary Sunrise

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Amelia Island, FL – The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise welcomed Phillip Scanlan, the Director of Amelia Island Association, Inc. (AIA), for an update on the “Nassau County Quality of Life”. His prime responsibility is to lead community teams, analyzing issues and helping to develop improvement proposals. The approach is aimed at providing a taxpayer voice on the island and county for quality of life issues such as conservation, recreation, good government, health, youth, and social well being.

Among the new programs developed by AIA, Rotarians were happy to learn about the “Adult Bikes for Barnabas” campaign. This is an AIA led program, in corporation with Barnabas, Amelia Island Trail Team, 8th St. Cycle & Fitness Center, and Katie Ride for Life, supports donations of used bikes and the financial resources to refurbish them for adults in need.

To learn more about Amelia Island Association, Inc. or how to become a member contact Phil at 491-8852 or email phillipscanlan@comcast.net.

The public is invited to visit the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise. Meetings are on Fridays at 7:30 am to 8:30 am at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. For more information visit the club’s website: www.AmeliaIslandRotary.com or contact President Art Shuster at artshuster@bellsouth.net.

Purple Dove Ribbon Cutting for Micah’s Place

Purple Dove Ribbon Cutting for Micah's PlaceFernandina Beach, FL – Micah’s Place has opened their doors to their newly relocated Purple Dove Resale Store at 474311 SR 200, Fernandina Beach, FL (Amelia Market Shopping Center). At the Ribbon Cutting ceremony, Shandra Riffey, Executive Director, Elaine Coats, Board of Directors President, Sue Bartholomae, Volunteer Coordinator of the Relocation, and the Purple Dove Staff cut the red ribbon and welcomed over 60 customers waiting to start their shopping.

The Purple Dove Resale Center is open seven days a week. Donations are being accepted at the new location during business hours only. Donations of furniture are especially needed. We have a desperate need of essential furniture and household items so that survivors can embark on their new life in their safe home. Please call 904-261-5227 for free pick up of large household items.

All proceeds from Purple Dove Resale Center support victims of domestic violence and their children within Nassau County. Micah’s Place is a Certified Domestic Violence Center and the only one serving Nassau County, Florida. The mission is to provide prevention and intervention services to victims of domestic violence and to provide education within the community to affect change in behavior and attitudes relating to domestic violence.

Kyle Petty Charity Ride Pledge Campaign

Kyle Petty Charity Ride Pledge Campaign

Kyle Petty announcing the 2011 Charity Ride that ends on Amelia Island

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Fans and supporters of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America will have a new way of making an impact this year. Now the public can make a $10 donation by texting RIDE to 27722 from their mobile phones. Funds raised will support the children’s charities the Ride benefits, including Victory Junction, a camp for chronically ill children founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their late son Adam.

Victory Junction, which operates solely on donations, is a year-round camp serving children, ages 6 to 16, whose health issues would typically prevent them from attending camp. Since the Charity Ride’s inception in 1995, more than $14 million has been donated to Victory Junction and other children’s charities. The 2010 Charity Ride raised enough money to send 180 children to Victory Junction for a five-day session free of charge.

“We’re really excited about the new texting program and hope it’s a way to make people feel involved,” said Petty, former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and Charity Ride founder. “People ask us all the time how they can help, and this is an easy way to do it. Whether or not the Ride is going to be near their hometown this year, it’s an opportunity for fans around the nation to feel connected and know they’re really doing something to make a difference.”

What started more than a decade ago as four friends wanting to travel from one race track to another has grown into a highly organized motorcycle ride. Petty will lead a field of more than 175 riders on this year’s 17th-Annivesary Ride from Lake Placid, N.Y., to Amelia Island, FL.

Fans and spectators along the Charity Ride route may also contribute through the Charity Ride”s “Small Change. Big Impact.” program, which accepts donations at pit stop locations. Fans may also follow Petty and the riders on several social media sites, including facebook.com/kpcharityride, twitter.com/kpcharityride, and twitter.com/kylepetty.

To make a donation, text RIDE to 27722. Reply to the confirmation text with the word YES to confirm the donation. Charges will appear on user’s wireless bill, or be deducted from their prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Reply STOP to 27722 to STOP. Reply HELP to 27722 for HELP. Full Terms: www.mGive.org/T.

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Adult Bikes for Barnabas

Adult Bikes for BarnabasThere is a great community fundraiser supported by the Barnabas Center, the Cycling and Fitness Center and The Amelia Island Trail.

Adult Bikes for Barnabas is asking you to donate your old adult bicycles.

WHEN: Immediately!

WHERE: Begin in your garage and end up at Cycling & Fitness Center located at 11 South 8th Street in Fernandina Beach.

WHAT: Currently Barnabas has a request for about one adult bike a week, but does not have enough adult bikes donated to meet that need. Barnabas does not currently have any capability to repair/refurbish used bikes to ensure they are safe and operable.

“Adult Bikes for Barnabas” (ABB) is soliciting used bike donations for Barnabas and cash donations to pay for repair/refurbishment of the used bikes. Refurbishment would include safety equipment, such as good tires, and lights. These bikes will be donated to deserving grownups who need some form of transportation.

This is your OPPORTUNITY to clear out the garage and give your old bikes to a worthy cause! SPRING CLEANING with a purpose!

WHO: Everyone who has old unused bikes lying around! Maybe it is time to buy yourself a spiffy new bright red racing bike and donate the one with foot brakes and no gears to someone who needs wheels!

The Cycling & Fitness Center is collecting the bikes, supervising their refurbishment, and is even willing to give you a trade-in discount on a new adult bike purchase when you bring in your old clunker… giving you a non-profit tax deduction receipt for the value of your old bike.

COST: Just your old bikes. BUT, if you are not athletically inclined and have NO bikes to offer, ABB would love monetary donations towards the repairs. Checks should be made out to Barnabas Center, Inc. with a note that the money is for “bike repairs.”

Send to:
Barnabas Center, Inc.
11 S. 11th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

For more information please contact Phil Scanlan at 491-8852 or Joel Beckham at Cycling & Fitness Center at 277-3227.

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New Building for Boys and Girls Club

New Building for Boys and Girls ClubThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County Foundation is proud to announce a Capital Campaign to build a new and expanded Boys & Girls Club on the campus of Southside Elementary School in Fernandina Beach. The Nassau County School Board has provided the land to the Foundation to build a joint use facility in the southeast corner of campus fronting on Lime Street.

The building used currently for the Club is inadequate in many ways. At the present time, we can comfortably accommodate about 30 kids. However, we are currently averaging nearly 60 each day, including a new Saturday program. The new Club will accommodate over 240 kids and will include a covered outdoor basketball/volleyball court.

Please come and learn how you can support this very important future addition in our community by attending one of the following receptions for a complete briefing on the plans for the new Club.

Refreshments and an assortment of cheeses will be served.

Meetings

    April 14 at 5:30 at the OMNI Amelia Island Plantation Racquet Park
    April 28 at 6:00 at North Hampton Clubhouse
    May 12 at 6:00 at St. Peters Episcopal Church
    May 26 at 5:30 at the OMNI Amelia Island Plantation Racquet Park
    June 7 at 6:00 at the Peck Center
    June 23 at 5:30 at The Golf Club of Amelia Island

The formal presentation will last about 30 minutes and then will be followed by a question and answer session. Please reserve a place for you and your guests by calling us at 261-8666 or emailing the Foundation at info@bgcnassau.org. If you have already reserved space, it is not necessary to contact us again.

Join in with your neighbors in helping provide a safe and structured learning environment daily for our most important assethe youth in our local community.

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