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       VOL. 34 NO. 10VOL. 34 NO. 12                                                            DECEMBER 2021
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      Fourth Annual Live Like Jake ‘Be The Light’ Gala

      Raised Over $100,000 To Prevent Childhood Drowning

      Drowning Prevention Advocates

      Honored During Diamonds And
      Denim-Themed Night

        Live Like Jake, the local foundation created in the memory
      of Jake Roarke Morrison, held its annual “Be the Light” Gala
      on Oct. 9, in the stunning setting of Lady Jean Ranch. Over
      160 guests and sponsors came together to raise more than
      $100,000 that will be used to provide scholarships for Infant
      Self Rescue (ISR) swimming lessons and ISR instructor
      training grants, as well as critical funds for families who
      have lost a child or have a child with critical care needs.
        The evening soiree included drinks, dinner, dancing,                        Bruce Carlough and Denise   Michael Loughran, Mary Mergens-Loughran, John
      silent auction, and the presentation of its annual Be the Light   Keri and Roarke Morrison  Hughes        Loughran
      Award, which was given to Jenna and Skyler Edwards,
      whose child was involved in a non-fatal drowning incident.     “This was by far our best Be The Light gala ever and     Keynote speakers for the evening featured Tunishia
      That moment led Jenna to becoming an ISR instructor herself.   we absolutely love our new venue, Lady Jean Ranch,” says   Wardally and  Chrystal Copenhaver whose own
      Each year, the Edwards family raises record numbers of funds   Live Like Jake Founder, Keri Morrison. “It brought me so   experiences with the drowning accidents of their children
      for Live Like Jake’s mission during the annual Watermelons   much joy to see everyone thoroughly enjoying themselves
      for Water Safety campaign.                         and already talking about attending next year.”   Live Like Jake ‘Be The Light’ Gala on page 4
      Homes For Our Troops To Kick Off Building Of Home

      For Injured Soldier In West Palm Beach, Fla.

        The national nonprofit                           much came to an abrupt end during his second deployment.   in 2004. Homes For Our
      organization, Homes For Our                        While on a mission with the 1-32nd Cavalry, 101st Airborne   Troops relies on contributions
      Troops (HFOT) kicked off the                       Division, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, a rocket propelled   from donors, supporters, and
      building of a specially adapted                    grenade struck Staff Sergeant DeLoach’s vehicle. SSG   corporate partners for the
      custom home for Army Staff                         DeLoach lost his sight as a result of the blast.  building of each veteran’s home.
      Sergeant  Joseph  “Blake”                            The home being built for SSG DeLoach will feature more   Community members may hold
      DeLoach on Saturday, Nov. 20 at                    than 40 major special adaptations such as widened doorways   fundraisers or make donations.
      10 a.m. SSG DeLoach was injured                    for wheelchair access, a roll-in shower, and kitchen amenities   To find out more on how to get
      while serving in Afghanistan.                      that include pull-down shelving and lowered countertops.   involved or make a donation
        The community kickoff event signified the start of the build   The home will also alleviate the mobility and safety issues   visit
      process and introduced SSG DeLoach to the community. The   associated with a traditional home, including navigating a     Read  more  about  SSG
      event was held at Cornerstone Fellowship, 13969 Orange Blvd.,   wheelchair through narrow hallways or over thresholds, or   DeLoach’s story and watch
      West Palm Beach, FL 33412.                         reaching for cabinets that are too high.          his video at
        On Oct. 18, 2010, the career SSG DeLoach enjoyed so     HFOT has built 322 homes since the organization’s inception   deloach.
      Furry Friends And Fancy Things

        On Saturday Nov. 6 more than 300 people gathered   were Melissa and Joe Gorga
      at the gorgeous Pelican Club for the second annual   from The Real Housewives
      Furry Friends and Fancy  Things event presented by   of New Jersey, along with
      Pantelides PR. Guests were treated to fancy things such
      as drinks from cotton candy-filled prosecco glasses and   Furry Friends And Fancy
      a live Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show. In attendance   Things on page 2

                                                                                  Furry Friends Board of Directors. Photo by Tracey Benson Photography
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