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VOL. 29 NO. 12                                                                         DECEMBER 2021

                                                             Southern Profile

               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.
                                             Michael Loughran, Mary Mergens-Loughran,
      Southern Profile on page 2             John Loughran                        Jo Locker, Heather Atkins and Sue Eusepi-Green  Emma, Kellie and Nick Linder

                                  Southern SPotlight                                                               Charity event

               Homes For Our Troops To Kick                                                                     Furry Friends

           Off Building Of Home For Injured                                                                                  And

             Soldier In West Palm Beach, Fla.                                                                    Fancy Things

        The  national  nonprofit                         to the community. The event was                      On Saturday, Nov. 6 more than 300 people gathered
      organization, Homes                                held at Cornerstone Fellowship,                    at the gorgeous Pelican Club for the second annual
      For Our  Troops (HFOT)                             13969 Orange Blvd.,  West                          Furry Friends and Fancy Things event presented by
      kicked off the building of                         Palm Beach, FL 33412.                              Pantelides PR. Guests were treated to fancy things such
      a specially adapted custom                           On Oct. 18, 2010, the                            as drinks from cotton candy-filled prosecco glasses
      home for  Army Staff                               career SSG DeLoach enjoyed
      Sergeant Joseph “Blake”                            so much came to an abrupt end
      DeLoach on Saturday, Nov.                          during his second deployment.
      20 at 10 a.m. SSG DeLoach                          While on a mission with the 1-32nd
      was injured while serving                          Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division, in Kunar Province,
      in Afghanistan.                                    Afghanistan, a rocket propelled grenade struck Staff
        The community kickoff                            Sergeant DeLoach’s vehicle. SSG DeLoach lost his sight
      event signified the start                          as a result of the blast.
      of the build process and
      introduced SSG DeLoach                             Southern Spotlight on page 2

                                                                                                            CBS12 Anchor Ashley Glass, Furry Friends Adoption,
                                                                                                            Clinic and Ranch President Pat Deshong, Lynn Glass.
                                                                                                            Photo by Tracey Benson Photography

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