In an effort to bring together organizations making a positive impact on our community, Channel Four’s Neighbors-4- Neighbors held a luncheon at Marlins Park, gathering local non-profits with funders for a great interactive discussion and network opportunity. Channel 4’s Lynne Cameron has orchestrated this event for both Miami-Dade and Broward Counties for years. Lots of new faces were in the mix on Sept. 15 including the Junior Orange Bowl’s new Executive Director Jessica Cerda as the 2014-2015 JOB season kicks off.
Speaking of JOB, schools and organizations wanting to participate in this year’s parade should contact the JOB Committee office for information at 305-662-1210. This year’s parade will be held at 6:30 p.m., Sun., Nov. 30 along Miracle Mile. With “Route 66” theme, it promises to be another great way to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend and kick off the holiday season.
JOB Parade Chair Sam Burritt along with President Pete Tolmach and President-Elect Kathleen Kauffman are inviting groups to build their own floats and, of course, always welcoming businesses wanting to participate as sponsors.
One of the biggest events is the JOB Basketball Tournament, now in its 26th year. Teams from all over South Florida and the U. S. participate in this competitive event at Ronald Reagan High School in Doral. JOBC Basketball Chairman Chuck Little is always looking for volunteers for the event, held Dec. 27-30.
Those interested in helping should contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 786-546-3386.
If not in the market to build a float for the JOBC Parade, a business or your friends should consider entering the Great Grove Bed Race Nov. 8. Held day-long in Coconut Grove on South Bayshore Dr. near Peacock Park, the festival is not to be missed. Admission is only $5 (free for children 12 and under). It’s a great exposure for business folks.
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American Arthritis Association prepared for its November 15 Walk with a kick- off luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables. Past President Mireya Kilmon of Coral Gables Woman’s Club served as 2014 Honoree for this year’s Walk to be held at Amelia Earhart Park. Several Doral residents who are members of the CGWC recently gathered to honor Mireya and support the Walk. Speaking of Walks, among many participants of the Sept. 27 American Diabetes Walk at Marlins Park were members of the Doral Business Council, joining a Community Newspapers team and CGWC Club members who helped made this writer’s birthday special. (There were even folks from our own Doral Publix Pharmacy there). Kudos to all supporting the Walk and so many other great charitable events.
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Finally, Sundays are picking up at the Doral Farmer’s Market at N.W. 41 St. and 97 Ave. where Gelato Gourmet, one of the newer vendors, offers a refreshing assortment of fresh fruit gelatos. They even had a sugar-free Cappuccino gelato on Sept. 28, perfectly delicious and an appropriate choice for the Diabetes Walk weekend.
Until next time, keep making each day count.
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