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VOL. 23 NO. 12                                                                          DECEMBER 2022

      Hundreds Of Volunteers Pack  Horse Show Fundraiser

      Thousands Of Holiday Meal                                                   Benefiting Friends In Pink

      Boxes At Pack The House                                                        Riders from all over South Florida came together at Tailwind Trails in Palm City,

                                                                                  Fla., on Oct. 22 for the second annual “Ride for a Reason” to raise money for Friends
      More Opportunities Available To Help The                                    in Pink. Friends in Pink is a local nonprofit company whose mission is to provide
                                                                                  funding for lifesaving treatment for uninsured and underinsured men and women of the
      One In Four Struggling To Make Ends Meet                                    Treasure Coast suffering from breast cancer. Events included jumping and flat classes

         Hundreds of  volunteers
      packed 15,000 holiday meal
      boxes as part of  Treasure
      Coast  Food  Bank’s  Eighth
      Annual Pack the House, a
      kickoff to the holiday season.
      The event took place Oct.
      28 and 29. More than 500
      volunteers worked in three-
      hour shifts to fill boxes with
      holiday fixings for people
      struggling to make ends meet.
         Treasure Coast Food  Heather Grace, Heather Gunnell, Julia Hogan and Cheryl
      Bank Board member Mark  Jones from Walmart Neighborhood Store No. 7299
      Satterlee welcomed guests
      and dignitaries to the kickoff ceremony Friday morning, sharing that Treasure Coast Food
      Bank helps anyone facing economic hardship.
         “As deputy county administrator, one of my focuses is economic development and I’m
      proud to work with the food bank on all the things that they do,” Satterlee said. “Besides
      packing and distributing food, they’re also providing career opportunities including culinary,
      hospitality, and barista training. They also offer commercial driver license training, so
      not only does the food bank provide emergency food but it offers job training. So again, I
      want to welcome you here this morning. It’s a great event to prepare for the holidays. We

      Hundreds Of Volunteers on page 3                                            Horse Show Fundraiser on page 4
      Fundraiser To Benefit Family Promise Was A Bed Of Roses

      By Jackie Holfelder
         The sky was brilliant blue and the enthusiasm was infectious
      at the Third Annual Family Promise of Martin County Bed
      Races that took place on Oct. 22 at First United Methodist
      Church of Stuart.
         The 12 imaginative and creative beds that were entered
      started lining up well before the event’s 10 a.m. start time and
      there were plenty of spectators and supporters on hand to cheer
      their efforts.
         The businesses, nonprofits and organizations entering beds
      included First United Methodist Church of Stuart, Immanuel
      Lutheran Church, First United Methodist Church of Hobe
      Sound, Reverse the Door, Helping People Succeed, Prince of
      Peace Lutheran Church, Stuart Congregational Church/For
      The Love of Learning Private School, Unity Church, Hobe   Teams from Hobe Sound Early Learning Center and
      Sound Early Learning Center, Everyday Mission, Renntech   Renntech Motorsports.                    Teams from Love of Learning and Unity of Stuart.
      Motorsports and The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast.                Photo by DeVine Portraits                          Photo by DeVine Portraits

                                                                                     Bounce houses, a truck from Stuart Fire Rescue and a real race car were onsite, providing fun
                                                                                  for kids of all ages. Everyone enjoyed the food truck from Happy Grill-More.
                                                                                     Judges of the Family Promise of Martin County Bed Races were Florida Representative Toby
                                                                                  Overdorf, Stuart City Commissioner Eula Clarke and Stuart Police Chief Joseph Tumminelli.
                                                                                  Thanks to Chris Kerns (Washer) for serving as D.J. and Allison Wigley for emceeing.
                                                                                     Almost $28,000 was raised through sponsorships, donations collected by bed race teams,
                                                                                  People’s Choice voting at the event and revenue raised by silent auction sales.

                                                                                  Fundraiser To Benefit Family Promise on page 3
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