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VOL. 24  NO. 12                                                                        DECEMBER 2022

       Hundreds Of Volunteers Pack

       Thousands Of Holiday Meal Boxes At Pack The House

      More Opportunities Available

      To Help The One In Four

      Struggling To Make Ends Meet

        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 Bank Board member Mark Satterlee
      welcomed guests and dignitaries to the kickoff ceremony
      Friday morning, sharing that Treasure Coast Food Bank   Janie Toney and Public Works Director Milton Leggett,
      helps anyone facing economic hardship.             City of Stuart                                    Diana Sprigs and Robin Dorsmeister
        “As deputy county administrator, one of my focuses is
      economic development and I’m proud to work with the food   so not only does the food bank provide emergency food but     Several community partners supported Pack the House.
      bank on all the things that they do,” Satterlee said. “Besides   it offers job training. So again, I want to welcome you here   Walmart supply chain was this year’s ceremonial sponsor.
      packing and distributing food, they’re also providing career   this morning. It’s a great event to prepare for the holidays.   Supporting sponsors were Cleveland Clinic Martin
      opportunities including culinary, hospitality, and barista   We really appreciate you all being here early this morning,
      training. They also offer commercial driver license training,   and welcome. Let’s go!”              Hundreds Of Volunteers on page 4
      Horse Show Fundraiser                                                                                 Fundraiser To

      Benefiting Friends In Pink                                                                            Benefit Family

        Riders from all over
      South Florida  came                                                                                   Promise Was A
      together at Tailwind Trails
      in Palm City, Fla., on Oct.
      22 for the second annual                                                                              Bed Of Roses
      “Ride for a Reason” to
      raise money for Friends
      in  Pink.  Friends  in  Pink                                                                          By Jackie Holfelder
      is  a local  nonprofit                                                                                  The sky was brilliant blue and the enthusiasm was
      company whose mission                                                                                 infectious at the Third Annual Family Promise of Martin
      is to provide funding for                                                                             County Bed Races that took place on Oct. 22 at First
      lifesaving treatment for                                                                              United Methodist Church of Stuart.
      uninsured and underinsured                                                                              The 12 imaginative and creative beds that were entered
      men and women of the                                                                                  started lining up well before the event’s 10 a.m. start time
      Treasure Coast suffering                                                                              and there were plenty of spectators and supporters on hand
      from breast cancer. Events                                                                            to cheer their efforts.
      included jumping and flat
      classes which were judged
      on  equitation,  as  well  as
      obstacles, barrels, and
      poles which were all timed
      events. Custom ribbons
      were awarded in each of

                                                                                 24 different categories, as
                                                                                 well  as six  special prizes
                                                                                 given out for the “Most and
                                                                                 Best Pink.” The event also
                                                                                 included an online raffle and   Teams from Love of Learning and Unity of Stuart. Photo
                                                                                 raised $3,000 for the charity.   by DeVine Portraits

                                                                                 Horse Show Fundraiser      Fundraiser To Benefit Family Promise on page 3
                                                                                 on page 3
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