New Members Named to Park Place Outreach’s Street Outreach Team

New Members Named to Park Place Outreach’s Street Outreach Team

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter has added two team members to its Street Outreach Program, Jamal Choice and Pamela Franklin.

The Street Outreach Program (SOP) finds and offers assistance to Chatham Country’s runaways, homeless and street youth. Choice and Franklin will coordinate with local agencies and programs to meet the needs of these teens and young adults, as well as advocate for them in the surrounding community.

The SOP has received funding intermittently since 1997, but Park Place Outreach recently received a three-year annual grant of $121,654 to re-fund the program, which serves teens and young adults up to age 21 through counseling and a drop-in center.

Choice, who is working toward a master’s degree in epidemiology from Georgia Southern University, is also involved with Collegiate 100 Men of America, Habitat For Humanity, NAACP, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the National Pan-Hellenic Council in addition to running his own barbecue business “The Firepit.”

“I have mentored youth for the past seven years and am really excited to continue pursuing my passion for working with kids through Park Place Outreach,” said Choice.

Franklin, who is pursuing a major in child and family development from Georgia Southern, will serve as the promoting safe and stable family case manager for Park Place.

“I am thrilled that Park Place Outreach has given me the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young at-risk youth,” Franklin said.

Jamal Choice, New Hire to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter's Street Team

Jamal Choice, New Hire to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter’s Street Team

 

Pamela Franklin, New Hire to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter's Street Team

Pamela Franklin, New Hire to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter’s Street Team

ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves into this shelter. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelter has helped more than 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter on Facebook.

CONTACT
Jamal Choice
jamal@parkplaceyes.org
912-234-4048

Pamela Franklin
pamelaf@parkplaceyes.org
912-234-4048

MEDIA INQUIRIES
Marjorie Young
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912-844-9990

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Cecilia Russo, Cecilia Russo Marketing

American Red Cross Youth Heroes Awards Breakfast

American Red Cross Youth Heroes Awards Breakfast

(SAVANNAH, GA) TheAmerican Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgiawill host its fifth Youth Heroes Awards Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 20, at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. in downtown Savannah.

This fundraising event will recognize local students who are giving back to their communities by volunteering at school and for religious organizations, various non-profits, camps and more. It will also honor Cecilia Russo Turnerfor her volunteer work in the community, as well as her philanthropy and advocacy.

“We hold this fundraiser each year to recognize outstanding youth for their commitment to improving our communities through volunteer service and to help increase awareness of the difference a commitment to service and compassion makes in the lives of our neighbors in need,” said Esther Sheppard, the agency’s executive director. “We know their potential is boundless. Therefore, we also honor a community mentor of the year to inspire and encourage them in their work.”

Cecilia Russo Turner of Cecilia Russo Marketing

Cecilia Russo Turner of Cecilia Russo Marketing

Turner, this year’s community honoree, is CEO of Cecilia Russo Marketing. During her 23-year career, she has managed and participated in philanthropic activities that have raised millions of dollars for nonprofit charities and civic improvements in Savannah and the Lowcountry. Turner also was one of the creators of the Youth Heroes event.

“Five years ago, I could not have imagined this idea would take hold, take shape and grow to be embraced the way it has by both this organization and the community it serves,” said Turner. “Professionally, my mentor is Cliff McCurry, who was, incidentally, the first recipient of this award. He and the other recipients have mentored untold numbers of young people, and each knows the power of hard work and rising above doubt, adversity and rejection.”

In addition to McCurry, who is a managing trustee at the University of Georgia Foundation; previous honorees are Cathy Hill, who recently retired as a senior executive with Georgia Power; Celia Dunn, owner of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty; and former Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson.

Students in the sixth through twelfth grades who will be recognized are enrolled public or private schools or are home-school students in the 2017-2018 school year. They each have at least 30 recorded and verified volunteer activities addressing community needs within southeast and coastal Georgia.

The public is invited to support the Youth Heroes Breakfast and contribute to the American Red Crossthrough tax-deductible gifts that range from purchasing individual tickets or corporate-level packages to making donations to recognize the honorees.

“Contributions make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors in need when disaster affects their lives,” said Sheppard. “We hope that, like these volunteers, members of the community will answer the call to help by supporting this organization and this event.”

For additional information, to buy individual tickets or to sponsor a table, email esther.sheppard@redcross.orgor call 912-651-5349.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS OF SOUTHEAST AND COASTAL GEORGIA
The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgiawas established on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1917, and has served the community for more than one hundred years, now providing services in 17 southeast Georgia counties. Volunteers constitute 96 percent of the workforce, serving as members of the board, instructors teaching lifesaving skills, disaster action team members, office administrators and event organizers. For more information, visit www.redcross.org/southeastgeorgiaor call 912-651-5300or 800-733-6767.

ABOUT CECILIA RUSSO TURNER
Cecilia Russo, of Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC,is a marketing professional with a proven record among Savannah’s top-tier non-profit and for-profit organizations, businesses and corporations in the areas of fund development, marketing, public relations and event planning. As a native Savannahian, Cecilia’s knowledge and experience give her unique insights into channeling the efforts of volunteers and constituents into effective, mission-driven public relations activities that translate into measurable results. She was voted one of Savannah’s “40 Business Leaders Under 40” by the Savannah Business Report and Journal in 2005. For more information, visit online at https://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com or call 912-665-0005.

MEDIA INQUIRIES
Cecilia Russo Turner
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912-665-0005
info@crussomarketing.com

Public Invited to Workshop and Luncheon Explaining the Critical Steps to Starting a Commercial Construction Project

Public Invited to Workshop and Luncheon Explaining the Critical Steps to Starting a Commercial Construction Project
Presentation to be held on May 3 by The Dewitt Tilton Group

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group will host a luncheon workshop on May 3 at the Savannah Golf Club for a presentation on “From Buying the Dirt to Obtaining the Permit: The Critical Steps to Starting a Commercial Construction Project.”

The event is intended for realtors, business owners, individuals in commercial construction and anyone with an interest in the field. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/

Chris Tilton, president and co-founder of the Dewitt Tilton Group, will kick off the workshop with a talk on selecting the perfect location for your project and what unexpected road bumps you might encounter when you find it.

Kim Thomas, director of operations for the Dewitt Tilton Group will then discuss the permitting process and zoning regulations.

“A lot of considerations go into commercial construction projects, and many people don’t know what exactly they’re looking for when it comes to property selection, permit applications and everything that follows,” said Tilton, “We started this workshop to share the knowledge we have gained with our combined 50 years in business.”

Space is limited. For more information on the luncheon or on commercial construction, call (912) 777-3404 or visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/.

DTG Commercial Construction Workshop Invitation

MORE INFORMATION ON DEWITT TILTON GROUP
The Dewitt Tilton Group, a premier construction firm located in Savannah, Ga., specializes in commercial construction. The principals, Andrew Dewitt and Chris Tilton, have over 50 years of combined experience in the local construction industry. The firm manages every aspect of a commercial project from pre-construction to the final walk through. Known for using only highly reputable contractors, the Dewitt Tilton Group brings to the table design, engineering and construction capabilities which guarantees a smooth construction process for each client. The firm is located at 2807-A Roger Lacey Avenue, Savannah, GA 31404. For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, please call 912.777.3404 or visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com

CONTACT
Kim Thomas
Dewitt Tilton Group
912-777-3404
kim@dewitttiltongroup.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@crussomarketing.com
912.856.9075
www.ceciliarussomarketing.com

Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon Announced at Peacock Automotive

Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon Announced at Peacock Automotive
Event Starts and Ends at the Recently Opened Used Car and Truck Dealership in Peacock Auto Mall

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotiveannounces they will partner with Southeastern Guide Dogs to host a walkathon from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, at Peacock Auto Mall.The event will start and end at the new dealership Peacock Used Cars & Trucks, 84 Auto Mall Blvd.

The event will be kid friendly and will have local firefighters and a fire truck for children’s interaction throughout the day. People are encouraged to bring their dogs.

Southeastern Guide Dogsbelieves people with visual impairments and veterans with disabilities deserve hope, confidence and independence. Their mission is to transform lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs.

“We walk because the proceeds help us raise, train, match and support our amazing guide dogs with our visually impaired students, people whose lives are transformed by new levels of independence and freedom,” said Kerstin Ramus, Volunteer Area Coordinator of Puppy Raising Services for the greater Savannah Area. “And we walk because Veterans with post-traumatic stress injuries or requiring mobility assistance count on us for our remarkable service dogs. At Southeastern Guide Dogs, this Walkathon represents our biggest fundraiser of the year and we are grateful for the support of the Peacock Auto Mall.”

Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon at Peacock Automotive

Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon at Peacock Automotive

Southeastern Guide Dogs’ services include breeding and training dogs, on-campus instruction and lifetime follow-up for graduates. They’re provided at no cost to students and veterans. In line with the mission of Southeastern Guide Dogs, the Lions Club will be on site with free vision testing for anyone who is participating in the walkathon.

“This organization receives no government funding and relies 100 percent on donations from people in our community,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “We’re excited that we could support this group by hosting this event, and we’re excited to show the public our brand new used car and truck center at the Auto Mall.”

Peacock Used Cars & Trucksoffers an inventory of more than 400 vehicles of all makes and models from the 15 brands featured at the Peacock Auto Mall, which covers 45 acres. The company established the dealership as a convenience to those looking for a previously owned car or truck so they can shop in one location. The dealership also features selections of more affordable used cars starting at $3,750.

“We continue to expand our offerings to serve car buyers in the Lowcountry, and this new dealership is another way to do just that,” said Peacock. “People will find the same great service at this dealership as they do at all of our operations.”

Peacock Used Cars & Trucksis expected to add several jobs to the group, which now employs about 600 people at its franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. The dealership is located in the space formerly occupied by the Nissan dealership and is managed by Daryl Booth.

For more information about the walkathon, visit https://guidedogswalkathon.org/savannah. Visit the dealership online at www.peacockusedcars.comor call 843-208-1400.

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotiveowns and operates 20 automotive franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida and employs more than 600 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at the Peacock Auto Mallthat covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. Fifteen brands are featured at the Auto Mall, including Alfa Romeo, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Maserati, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Savannah Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah and Jaguar Land Rover Columbia in Columbia, S.C. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in Orlando, Fla. Peacock Automotivealso owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and The Wellness Institute in South Carolina. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Advertising and Marketing Manager
912-507-7171
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Announces 2018 Board of Directors

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Announces 2018 Board of Directors

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is pleased to announce its 2018 board of directors.

Officers include Tom Kenkel (Kenkel Design), president; Dr. Ben Spitalnick (Pediatric Associates), vice president; Michael Holton, Jr. (self-advocate), secretary; Brian Hussey (BankSouth), treasurer; and Candy Bogardus (Grace Community Church), past president.

They are joined on the board by Jason Ambrose (Moore Industrial Supply), John Bogardus (Zimmer Biomet), Jamie Deen (chef and author), Joe Marchese (Marchese Construction), Harris Martin (Bouhan Falligant), Kristin Nyce (Volunteer), Traci Shreck (Kicklighter Resource Center) and Stephen Greene (South State Bank).

“We are gearing up for a year filled with fun, fellowship and growth within our group and in our community,” said Kenkel. “The organization is so blessed to have such amazing community support here at home.”

LDSS has grown from a group of four families who banded together in April 2006, with a shared experience of having a family member with Down syndrome, to a society that has attracted thousands of parents, children, advocates, community volunteers and corporate supporters. Annual events include the one-mile Buddy Walk, the Night of Champions gala dinner and Camp Buddy, held each summer to help children retain the educational milestones they achieved over the course of the past school year.

LDSS is also a community partner for the JOY prom, an event held annually to offer differently-abled adults a night of dancing, food, friendship, and fun.

The organization meets the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Benedictine Military School Media Center, 6502 Seawright Drive, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to any and all and includes childcare.

ABOUT THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership, support, outreach, education and advocacy. Meetings are held every fourth Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact. LDSS encourages the whole family to attend; children of all ages are welcome. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

CONTACT
Candy Bogardus
cbogardus@ldssga.org
912-663-8573

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade Public Relations®
912.856.9075
www.carriagetradepr.com
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, April 16, 2018

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LDSS 9TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will host its 9th Annual Night of Champions on Thursday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at The Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The event will recognize differently-abled Savannah area employees who excel in their workplace and their employers. The evening will include dinner, a silent auction and a cash bar, with Jamie Deen and Allyson Harvin serving as the night’s emcees. Business professional attire is requested. Individual tickets are $50, and tables of ten can be reserved for $500 at https://nightofchampions.org/.

TWO SAVANNAH BRANDS IN PARTNERSHIP
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Byrd Cookie Company, two Savannah institutions, have formed a partnership. Enmarket is selling branded Byrd cookies at select store locations. Learn more about Enmarket’s convenience stores at https://www.enmarket.com or about Byrd Cookies at http://www.byrdcookiecompany.com

MIDTOWN PICKERS HONOR HOSPICE SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Midtown Pickers will host a Summer Nights benefit on Saturday, June 9 to celebrate the 39th birthday of Hospice Savannah, Inc. The fundraising event features local musicians providing entertainment along with a silent auction, with proceeds benefiting Hospice. It will be co-hosted by and held at bar.food, coffee.deli and mani.pedi in the Habersham Village shopping center, 4517 Habersham St. Admission is free. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/231259067434771/

PINWHEELS FOR PREVENTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) In observance of National Child Abuse Prevention month, Greenbriar Children’s Center and Park Place Outreach recently planted 120 blue pinwheels in front of the Forsyth Park Band Shell which serves as a visual representation of the freedom that is desired for each child. In addition, Mayor Eddie DeLoach signed a proclamation in honor of the contributions made by these two non-profits toward the prevention of child abuse in Savannah. Learn more about either organization or ways to volunteer at http://www.greenbriarchildrenscenter.org/ and https://parkplaceyes.org/

ARE YOU MISSING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES?

(SAVANNAH, GA) You could be missing huge business opportunities if you aren’t already using Facebook Live. Tune in to our monthly Open for Business at noon on April 25 to review five ways to use the tool effectively. Join the conversation here:

SOUTHEASTERN GUIDE DOGS WALKATHON 

AT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) In support of Southeastern Guide Dogs, Peacock Automotive is hosting a walkathon on Sunday, April 22nd. The event will be kid friendly and will have local firefighters and a fire truck for children’s interaction throughout the day. People are encouraged to bring their dogs. Southeastern Guide Dogs’ services include breeding and training dogs, on-campus instruction and lifetime follow-up for graduates. They’re provided at no cost to students and veterans. In line with the mission of Southeastern Guide Dogs, the Lions Club will be on site with free vision testing for anyone who is participating in the walkathon. For more information about the walkathon, visit https://guidedogswalkathon.org/savannah. Visit the dealership online at www.peacockusedcars.com or call 843-208-1400.

INDIA
(SAVANNAH, GA) Rotarians from India visit Savannah in Friendship Exchange


HISTORIC DISTRICT STATUS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Contrary to some recent news coverage, the National Park Service has confirmed that Savannah is not in danger of losing its National Historic Landmark status. Read City Manager Rob Hernandez’s editorial in the Savannah Morning News which clarifies the omissions, weaknesses of and exaggerations about the report at http://www.savannahnow.com/opinion/20180406/savannah-city-manager-column-historic-district-assessment-insult. The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce encourages its members to share their input on the study to the National Park Service at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?documentID=86899 by June 30, 2018.

BLESSING CEREMONY FOR CORPUS CHRISTI CATHOLIC BUILDING SITE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Corpus Christi Catholic Mission will kick off their eight-month construction process with a ground blessing and a groundbreaking ceremony, led by Bishop Gregory John Hartmayer on Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. The ceremony, which consists of prayers, scripture readings, hymns and the Blessing of the Water, is based on the Catholic Rite of the Blessing of a New Church Building Site. Felder & Associates was selected as the lead architect and R. W. Allen was chosen as a commercial general contractor for the project. For more information on the Pooler Catholic Community, please visit http://www.poolercatholiccommunity.org/home.html


FREE ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS IN APRIL
(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of April being Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon will offer free oral cancer screenings throughout the month at both of her offices. These exams normally cost up to $80. The oral cancer screening is noninvasive and takes less than 10 minutes. By using a VELscope to shine a visible blue light in the mouth, Canfield’s staff will be able to detect suspicious tissue that is abnormal. While the screenings will be free, an appointment is necessary. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/free-oral-cancer-screenings-in-april/

RAMBAM 5K
(SAVANNAH, GA) Rambam Day School presents the Memorial Day 5k Run/Walk at Kensington Park in Savannah, GA. Event starts at 8am. $35 to Register. To sign up:

DERBY PARTY FOR REED-HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) 2018 Art & Derby Party Friend & Fundraiser for Reed-House, Inc. will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Savannah Botanical Garden. Live Derby coverage, delicious fare provided by Elizabeth’s on 37th, Mint Juleps, plein air artists, auction and much more! Tickets $45 available at https://www.reed-house.org/

HAPPY SCHOOLS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) You are invited to an evening of Indian culture, cuisine and music, and to hear about the new Happy Schools Foundation, founded by local Rotarians with a mission to drastically improve the lives of children in need in government schools in India. Learn how to make a difference on Tuesday, April 24 from 6 pm to 8 pm at 7 Country Club Drive, Savannah 31410 (Whitemarsh Island, home of John Neely). Suggested Contribution: $30/person. For more information, please visit http://www.jimbruce.org/District6920/Donations/donation.php or call John Neely at 912-657-1778.

FOLK MUSIC CONCERT

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Plantation Club Concert Series announces plans for “The Old Folkers” live concert on Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. Hank Weisman and John Powers make up the folk music duo and their repertoire includes folk, blues, and novelty tunes. The concert is open to anyone. If you are not a Landings resident and would like to attend, please email your reservation to hmgoslin@gmail.com.

LSEGA SESSION 4: BULLOCH COUNTY
(BULLOCH COUNTY) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a regional leadership development program, held its fourth of five sessions, focusing on educational and workforce factors that impact the region. The session, held in Bulloch County, also addressed agritourism and its impact on the local economy. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/

SCCPSS STUDENT FILM AND MEDIA FESTIVAL SELECTS CHARLES BOWEN AS EMCEE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen will emcee the first annual SCCPSS Student Film and Media Festival announced for May 16th at 6 pm at the Yamacraw Center for Performing Arts. This festival will showcase student films from elementary, middle and high school students throughout SCCPSS who won at the state level for the Georgia Student Film and Media Festival. Charles is the founder of The Bowen Law Group, the Savannah Film Alliance, and Southern Gateway Production Services. For more information, contact Mary Ann Rogers Lamberth at maryann.lamberth@sccpss.com and by phone at (912) 682-2651

SAVE THE DATE: GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA TO HOLD SECOND EPIC SUMMER QUEST
(SAVANNAH, GA) This July, Girl Scouts from around the country will once again travel to historic Savannah for an adventure unlike any other. Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia (GSHG) is hosting QuestFest, a weekend of fun adventure, challenges and entertainment from July 12-15, in the historic home of Girl Scouting. Last year, there was over 1,000 Girl Scouts in attendance. For more information, visit https://gsquestfest.org/

SPEROS EXPANDS SERVICES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Vice President of Speros Heather Radtke recently shared some of the company’s new services on Savannah CEO: http://savannahceo.com/video/2018/04/heather-radtke-speros-services/

EARTH DAY FESTIVAL: ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION BY JUNKLUGGERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s annual Earth Day Festival will be held on Saturday, April 21between 11 am and 3 pm in Forsyth Park. With the theme set as “Zero Waste”, the event will have exhibits raising awareness of the amount of plastic that we use and toss away in our daily life. Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire will have a special exhibit where they will be collecting electronic waste, such as computers, televisions, monitors, printers, fax machines, small household appliances, and cell phones. For more information, visit www.earthdaysavannah.org

WATCH PLANES LAND ON A GRASS STRIP 
(MIDWAY, GA) The 9th Annual  FLY-IN on Saturday April 28, 2018 will take place at the BERG PARK AERODROME at 580 Old Gress Island Road, Midway, GA 31320.  This is a fundraiser in support of the Grass Strip Foundation, Inc.,  dedicated to vintage, experimental and general aviation aircraft, educating the joys and practicalities in our modern society and encouraging careers in aviation. Local artists and vendors are welcome, no charge to set up. Donations welcomed for entry. For information call: Steve Berg 912-884- 8666 / Cell 912-572-8688 or stevebee@coastalnow.net. Donations are welcomed. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/GrassStripFoundation/

WOMEN’S NETWORK

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon will be held on June 1st at EmployAbility in Savannah. The event is intended to help support local women owned businesses and to help women network in effort to grow personally and professionally. Registration is now open, and seating is limited. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lowcountry-ladies-luncheon-savannah-tickets-44756009429.

SUMMER 500 PROGRAM
(SAVANNAH, GA) Returning for the third year this summer is Savannah Mayor Eddie Deloach’s student intern program, Summer 500. Students will begin the program with a week of career skills training on Monday, June 4 and be ready to work June 11. Learn more at http://www.savannahga.gov/1856/Summer-500-Businesses

DAWN’S DAUGHTER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

(SAVANNAH, GA) All rising 10th or 11th grade girls in Chatham, Liberty, Bryan or Effingham Counties are invited to apply for the 2018-2019 Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy. The sessions will be held June 11-15, 2018.  Two additional sessions will be held during the 2018-2019 school year. Through interactive workshops & field trips, students will learn the skills you need to become successful in their personal & professional lives. Applications are in all school counselors’ offices NOW.For more info., call 912-721-7388.

BLUE ZONES: SECRETS OF THE WORLDS HEALTHIEST & HAPPIEST PEOPLE: LIVESTREAM
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Luke Curtsinger III will present a free lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, April 17, during the first of four 2018 Encourage Health Education Series events in Savannah. Curtsinger will speak on The Blue Zone and how its nine life-guiding principles can promote longevity, well being and overall happiness. Blue Zones are rare longevity hotspots around the world where elderly people live with vim and vigor to record-setting ages. The event will be livestreamed on Enmarket’s and Healthy Savannah’s Facebook pages, https://www.facebook.com/enmarkstations/ and https://www.facebook.com/Healthy-Savannah-Get-Up-Get-Out-Get-Healthy-135287093182859/

SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia is hosting Savannah Race for the Cure on Saturday, April 21 at Ellis Square in beautiful downtown Savannah. To celebrate its 10th Race anniversary, the organization is encouraging supporters to fundraise or donate at least $100 to receive a commemorative pin. Their mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. For more information, and to register, please visit www.komencoastalgeorgia.org or call 912-232-2535.

YOUTH HERO AWARDS BREAKFAST

(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia will host its fifth Youth Heroes Awards Breakfast on Friday, April 20, at the Coastal Georgia Center. This fundraising event will recognize local students for their volunteer service to the community and will honor Cecilia Russo Turner for her volunteer work, as well as her philanthropy and advocacy. For additional information, to buy individual tickets or to sponsor a table, email esther.sheppard@redcross.org or call 912-651-5349

WINE, WOMEN & SHOES
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire announce plans for Wine, Women & Shoes on Thursday, May 3 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Downtown Savannah. The evening includes wine tasting, savory hors d’oeuvres, designer shopping, raffles, and more. Proceeds from the event support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. General admission tickets are $75 and may be purchased at  http://www.winewomenandshoes.com/event/savannah/ 

CAMP FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN
(GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA) High Awards Ceremony will be held on May 6, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Please RSVP for either the AugustaAlbanyMacon,  ColumbusSavannah, or Athens location. There is limited space in some areas, so to avoid duplicate registrations, please confirm whether your troop leader has registered your girl before making your reservation.

JULIE WADE: SPEAKER FOR TEDxSAVANNAH 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Congratulations to Julie Wade, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach, for being selected as one of the speakers for TEDxSavannah 2018.  The event will take place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center on May 11, 2018 with tickets going on sale March 12. To see all of the speakers for this year’s event, please visit http://www.tedxsavannah.com/event-speakers/

KALEB IS THE ‘PERFECT GENTLEMAN’ 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Kaleb, a male American Staffordshire Terrier who needs a forever home. Kaleb is low maintenance. He loves to play, to cuddle, and would do best in a loving home with plenty of attention. To view Kaleb or any other pet available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-479-kaleb/