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Out Of The Woods

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 in Families In Need, Helping Families, Special Events

Wednesday, November 9th from 4-10pm join us at Big Apple Pizza in Fort Pierce to help out St. Lucie Deputy Chief School Security Mark Woods. He was badly burned and needs out help. He has helped us, now let’s help him! 100% of all food & beverage sales including tips and salaries, auction items & raffle ticket sales will be donated to the Woods family....

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Hometown Hero Takes the First Step

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 in Current Events, Press Room, Special Events

Jacksonville native Samuel Barrington has decided to take the First Step. Long known for his prowess on the field and his philanthropic efforts off it, the much-acclaimed linebacker for the Green Bay Packers who most-recently received the Pop Warner 2016 Humanitarian Award, is teaming up with a small, but mighty group of volunteers and community leaders in implementing a program that invites everyone in the community to take the First Step in creating a better, stronger, and more cohesive community. And you can join the fun and take the First Step, too, on Saturday, June 11th, at 1 p.m., at Justina Road Elementary School Park. State Representative Mia L. Jones will join Barrington, State Representative Larry Lee, Junior, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara, Christina Phillips president of Precision Sports Management Group and a few surprise guests for a free afternoon filled with fun, games, and community-building. The First...

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Half A Hundred Party

Posted on May 12, 2016 in Current Events, Special Events

Yes, it’s true! Scott Van Duzer is turning half a hundred! The Van Duzer Foudation is throwing a Half a Hundred Party! Read details...

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For the Love of Tiffany Timmons

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 in Families In Need, Special Events

Tiffany Timmons should be enjoying every minute of life. A young mom in her early 30s, Tiffany suffers from early onset Parkinson’s Disease including Dystonic Tremors and Myoclonus and Essential Tremors. With two young children and difficulties walking and talking, Tiffany and her family, including husband Brian, a Florida Highway Patrol officer, could use a little help and love from the community. Please come out to Big Apple Pizza and Pasta at 2311 South 35th Street (directly across from Indian River State College’s Main Campus) on Wednesday, May 4th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and share a slice of pizza and some much-needed support with Tiffany, Brian, and the whole Timmons family, along with your friends and neighbors throughout the community.  As always with a Van Duzer Foundation Fundraiser, 100% (yes, one hundred percent) of all sales, including all food, beverages, and even staff salaries and tips, will...

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Breaking Down Barriers, One Commissioner at a Time

Posted on Oct 22, 2015 in Current Events, Press Room, Projects, Special Events

Antonio Avriett (left), a member of the Boys & Girls Club, gets a high-five from St. Lucie County Commissioner Chris Dzadovsky while playing touch football Tuesday afternoon during The First Step in Fort Pierce. Members of the commission, Fort Pierce City Commission and Police Department, as well last the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, were on hand during a visit by Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas. (SAM WOLFE/TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS) The look on Sheriff Ken Mascara’s face said it all. Beaming from ear to ear, the sheriff was gang-tackled by a gaggle of four small kids, each grabbing at his legs, during an impromptu game of touch football Wednesday in northwest Fort Pierce. Credits: Article from...

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Kerri On…

Posted on Oct 16, 2015 in Current Events, Families In Need, Helping Families, Special Events

Winning is something that St.Lucie County School teacher Kerri Walukiewicz does really well. In 2005, she was named Teacher of the Year for the entire state of Florida. So when Kerri was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, she chose to do what she does best – Kerri On and teach others the importance of becoming a bone marrow donor. On October 28th, please come out and register as a bone marrow donor, share a hug and a slice of pizza with Kerri and her family, friends, and students. As always 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Kerri and her family, and who knows, you may be the matching donor who could help save Kerri’s life. 772 – 528 –...

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