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        VOL. 20  NO. 10                                                                          OCTOBER 2018

      Lucky Seven Dancers Raise Big Bucks

      For Healthy Start Coalition

        Judges Yavet Diaz, Loretta Miller and Kristin Vennos
      witnessed some of the best dancing ever in the history of this
      competition that benefits the Martin County Healthy Start
      Coalition which works to ensure that all babies in Martin County
      are born healthy. The event was held at the Lyric Theatre on
      Saturday, Sept. 22.
        This year’s grand fundraising total was $160,000, a new
      record! George Gozdz was crowned Overall Winner award
      with his dance partner Marianella Tobar; he raised $31,289 and
      achieved a perfect 10 dance score.
        Dancers’ feet were on fire and the judges reacted with two
      perfect 10 scores. In addition to Gozdz and Tobar, star dancer
                                                         Overall  winners  George  Gozdz  and  Star dancer Jaime Schwartz and   Star dancer Mike Renfro and instructor
      Lucky Seven Dancers on page 2                      instructor Marianella Tobar        instructor Bob Murray           Megan Acosta
      Hundreds Of Volunteers Participate

      In United Way’s Day Of Caring On Sept. 11

         More than 200 volunteers participated in United Way of   emergency food kits, 1,000 hygiene kits and 556
       Martin County’s Day of Caring and Sept. 11 Remembrance   senior boxes in just under two hours.
       Ceremony held on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the Martin County     This Day of Caring was even more significant
       Fairgrounds. The remembrance service, which involved   as volunteers came together to pay tribute to
       local police and fire officials, coincided with more than   and honor the victims and heroes of Sept.11.
       20 corporate teams of volunteers packaging hygiene kits,   “Honoring this moment in our nation’s history
       emergency food supplies and food boxes for senior Martin   helps transform Sept. 11 into a day of unity,
       County residents in need. In addition, in an effort to recognize   empathy and service as an enduring and positive
       the severity of the opioid epidemic and the burden on   tribute to those lost and injured on Sept. 11, and
       workplaces, a Drug Take Back was coordinated by the RSVP   the many who rose in service in response to the
       Program and the Stuart Police Department.         attacks,” said United Way of Martin County
         According to recent statistics, 41 percent of Martin   President/CEO Carol G. Houwaart-Diez.
       County households are living in poverty or are one missed     Sponsors of the Day of Caring include:
       paycheck away from it. Each year, United Way hosts the Day   Wells Fargo, Publix, Treasure Coast Food Bank  First responders participated in United Way of Martin County’s Day
       of Caring to bring awareness to this fact and assist those in                            of Caring and Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony. Left to right: Dillon
       our community who are struggling to make ends meet. To   Hundreds Of Volunteers Participate   Hataway, Jason Keane and Priscilla McGill, Martin County Fire Rescue;
       assist these individuals, volunteers lovingly assembled 700   on page 4                  Sean Eichling and Donald Lesko, City of Stuart Fire Rescue
      Country Festival Presented By Infiniti Stuart

      At The Equine Rescue And Adoption Foundation

      October 21                                         that truly has something for everyone. Admission is a
        One of the most popular fall events, the Country Festival   $3 donation and children, six and under, are free. All the
      presented  by  Infiniti  Stuart  at  the  Equine  Rescue  and   funds raised support the care, feeding and health needs
      Adoption Foundation (ERAF) in Palm City, is making a   of our herd of rescued horses.
      comeback on Sunday, Oct. 21. Event hours are 12 to 4 p.m.     Halloween is just around the corner so the kids are
        This  is  the  third  year  for  the  family-friendly  event   encouraged to dress up and trick or treat with our vendors.
                                                                                 Please bring a bag to collect
                                                                                 candy in.
                                                                                   ERAF is located at 6400
                                                                                 S.W.  Martin  Highway  in
                                                                                 Palm City. The event area
                                                                                 has doubled in size and now
                                                                                 encompasses 17 acres at
                                                                                 6400 S.W. Martin Highway   Come to the Country Festival at the Equine Rescue and
                                                                                                           Adoption Foundation and meet the rescued horses of all ages.
                                                                                 Country Festival on page 3  There will be live music, vendors, food, drink and games.
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