Ladies in the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club celebrated a year of fundraising during their Jan. 10 business meeting, as women presented checks totaling $28,000 to local charities.
Sarasota-Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, SOLVE Maternity Home, Hope Family Services and Meals on Wheels PLUS each were awarded $7,000.
As part of the festivities, members also welcomed guest speaker Paul Blackketter, project manager for Benderson Development and chief operating officer for the Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Association.
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26 One Touch Art and Bedding
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
26 Thanksgiving Eve Service-Traditional Service
7:00 pm - 6:00 am
3 Advent Study
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
6 17th Annual Jingle & Jog Road Race and 1 Mile Fun Walk
WEEKEND BEST BET: Mixon Harvest Festival
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22 and Nov. 23, the Mixon Harvest Festival will feature live entertainment, games, vendors and plenty of citrus at Mixon Fruit Farms, 2525 27th St. E., Bradenton.
Ranch CDD welcomes board members
Lakewood Ranch CDD 6 started business with three new board members Thursday.
PHOTO GALLERY: BRE Character Parade
Third-grade students at Braden River Elementary School personified the characters they've been reading about during a special character parade Nov. 21, at the school.