Inaugural Coral Gables Women’s Club Children’s Festival, Feb. 28

Coral Gables Women’s Club Children’s FestivalThe inaugural CGWC Children’s Festival will take place on Feb. 28, during Dental Health Month. from 9 a.m. to noon. at the clubhouse located, 1001 E. Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables.

The festival is being organized to help further the importance of dental health for children and also to highlight the club’s May Van Sickle Children’s Dental Clinic. This clinic, in existence since 1937, provides free dental services to children needing financial assistance in the Miami-Dade community.

There will be a variety of activities where children can experience and explore fire safety, dental hygiene, financial literacy, conservation and art. A workshop on finances and budgeting will be offered for parents as well

The Woman’s Club is partnering with the Coral Gables Fire Department, Venetian Pool Aquatic Club, AmTrust Bank, and St. Brendan’s High School among other community organizations and schools in making this a successful festival.

All children and parents in the Miami-Dade community are invited to attend this free festival. The first 50 children to arrive will receive a special gift courtesy of AmTrust Bank.

Refreshments will be served. Bring your family and enjoy a morning filled with educational and fun activities.

For more information call Ruth Martinez, Coral Gables Woman’s Club education chair, at 305-733-5290.


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Gloria Burns
A graduate of the University of Florida with a major in Spanish, Burns has an extensive background in advertising, marketing and reciprocal trade, travel as well as non profit consulting and management. Burns' volunteer activities led her to become a columnist writing Gloria’s Gab, a column that focuses on the non-profit activity. Burns was Executive Director of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee for 6 years and then served as the first Executive Director of Coral Gables Community Foundation for 14 years after which she helped the emerging Community Foundation of Pinecrest. Active in many non profits, she received the 2015-16 President's Best Member Award from the GFWC Coral Gables Woman's Club, 2012-13 CGWC Leadership Award, 2012-2013 Rotarian of the Year Award as RCCG Public Relations Chair and Fund raising Co-Chair, 2011 Florida Federation of Women’s Club Volunteer of the Year for the District 11 and honored by the City of Doral as one of their first recipients for the Doralian Women's Award. Among her list of current responsibilities, Burns co-chairs two annual student recognition breakfasts for the Coral Gables Friends of Education; helps coordinate charity partners for the Westin Colonnade's Annual Give Kids the World Breakfast; serves on the board of directors of Doral Business Council; is Parliamentarian and serves on the board of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club; serves the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and is Publicity Chair; and is a member of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee. Gloria is also an active member of the Music Ministry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where sings sings in the choir. She can be reached at gloria@communitynewspapers.com

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