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Horizons Savannah Announces Grab a Bag for Kids Event, Charity Luncheon and Purse Auction

Horizons Savannah Announces Grab a Bag for Kids Event, Charity Luncheon and Purse Auction

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announces the 5th annual charity luncheon and purse auction called, Grab a Bag for Kids, will take place on Friday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah Golf Club, located at 1661 E President St.

Featured at the auction, both silent and live, are designer handbags, from gently used to new, including premier brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Saint Laurent, Kate Spade, and Michael Kors to name a few.

A silent auction will kick off the event at 11 a.m. with lunch being served at noon. The tickets are $35 per person or $350 for a table of 10.

“This event allows guests an opportunity to purchase high-end designer bags in an effort to support Horizons Savannah,” said Christy Edwards, Horizons Savannah Executive Director. “It’s a win-win for everyone. You’ll leave with a beautiful new purse, and know that your donation went to help the summer learning program for at-risk children in Savannah.”

Grab a Bag for Kids offers sponsorship opportunities for businesses as well. The different levels include Prada at $250, Dior at $500, Chanel at $1,000 and Hermes at $2,000. Donations are also still being accepted for the bag auction. For more information on sponsorship or donations, contact Alexis Shin at 912-665-3715 or alshin63@gmail.com.

For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction, visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org or call 961-8854.

ABOUT HORIZONS SAVANNAH
Recognized as one of America’s best summer learning programs, Horizons Savannah at Savannah Country Day School, Bethesda Academy and St. Andrew’s School welcomes over 200 low-income students each summer to a six-week summer enrichment program that helps prevent “summer slide”: the loss-of-learning that occurs during the summer. By providing a safe and nurturing environment, recreational and cultural activities, nutritious meals and snacks, caring professional teachers and creative, challenging instruction, we unlock a student’s potential to achieve. During the program, students gain an average of two months’ growth in reading and three months’ growth in math. For more information, please contact Horizons Savannah Executive Director Christy Edwards at 912-961-8854 or info@horizonssavannah.org. You can also visit our website at http://horizonssavannah.org/, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/horizonssav/.

Contact:
Christy Edwards, Executive Director
912-961-8854
info@horizonssavannah.org

Media Contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.665.0005
info@crussomarketing.com

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Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Announces Annual Buddy Walk To Be Held On October 7

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Announces Annual Buddy Walk To Be Held On October 7

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will hold their 12th annual Buddy Walk in Forsyth Park. The event is open to all ages and abilities; LDSS encourages those in wheelchairs, carriages and strollers to attend. Pets are welcome too.

LDSS

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society

Last year’s event welcomed over 5,000 participants. This year, LDSS hopes to have even more of the community come out to raise awareness and support local programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families.

Tickets for the walk will be $15.00 per person or $50.00 for a family of four. Registration includes a T-shirt, lunch and admission to the family-fun festival.

The family-fun festival will take place in the park immediately following the walk. Participants can expect activities such as face painting, pumpkin painting, princess and pirate booths, bounce houses, games, music and refreshments.

“October is National Down Syndrome Awareness month,” said Candy Bogardus, President of LDSS. “Each year we celebrate by promoting acceptance and inclusion. Our mission with this walk is to positively influence local and national policies and practices towards people with Down syndrome.”

Proceeds from Savannah’s Buddy Walk help sponsor LDSS events such as the Night of Champions, Camp Buddy and many other services.

For more information, contact John or Candy Bogardus at 912-728-8505, jcbogardus@gmail.com or visit www.ldssga.org to register online.

MORE ABOUT THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership, outreach, education, and advocacy to champion and celebrate acceptance and inclusion. Meetings are held every 4th Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. LDSS encourages people to bring their children. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

CONTACT
Candy Bogardus
jcbogardus@gmail.com
912-728-8505

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade PR
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

Enmarket Sets $90K Fundraising Goal for Local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Convenience Stores to Sell Paper Icons during Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Enmarket Sets $90K Fundraising Goal for Local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Convenience Stores to Sell Paper Icons during Blood Cancer Awareness Month

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, all of the enmarket stores will be selling paper icons to collect donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). These donations will directly benefit LLS’ Light the Night in October.

All enmarket stores across Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina will be featuring the paper icons. Customers who purchase the paper icons will be able to personalize it with their name and it will then be displayed on surfaces inside the store.

The paper icons will be sold from Tuesday, September 5 to Saturday, September 30. The company has set an aggressive goal to raise $90,000 in support of LLS’s mission to cure blood cancer and help patients and their families.

“Every year, we come together as a company to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light Night event,” said Matt Clements, marketing director of enmarket. “Most of us have a close friend or family member that has been affected by some type of cancer. This holds true for blood cancer in the enmarket and Colonial Group family. The cause is near and dear to our hearts, and our company is dedicated to championing the fight against leukemia and lymphoma.”

Blood cancers are cancers of the blood, bone marrow or lymph nodes that affect normal blood cell production or function. Nearly 1.3 million people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma.

“Blood cancer can affect anyone, at any time,” said Jennie Brewster, Savannah & Augusta Area Director of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Georgia Chapter. “There is no way to prevent or screen for most blood cancers, so we are focused on finding cures. Support from companies like enmarket is so important. We and our patients are so grateful for their efforts.”

Savannah’s Light The Night will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 13 in Daffin Park. During the event, participants carry different colored illuminated lanterns to signify if they are cancer patients or survivors, supporters or attending in memory of someone.

For more information on Savannah’s Light The Night Walk, visit http://www.lightthenight.org/events/savannah

ABOUT ENMARKET
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., which operates as enmarket, is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today, the Savannah-based company, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 60 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Enmarket’s mission is to Enrich Life! Stores offer freshly prepared food and healthy snacks, high-quality double filtered gasoline, beverages, lottery services and more. Enmarket customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using the company’s Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. Coupons, promotions and a location finder are available on the free mobile app. For more information, please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarket.com. Follow enmarket on Twitter at @enmarkenjoy.

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
www.carriagetradepr.com
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Joe Marchese of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society to Present at Chamber

Joe Marchese of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society to Present at Chamber

Joe Marchese to Present on Integrating Workers with Different Abilities at Savannah Chamber of Commerce September ‘Power Hour’

(SAVANNAH, GA) Joe Marchese, of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS), will be the keynote speaker for ‘Power Hour,’ presented by the Savannah Area Chamber’s Small Business Council on Tuesday, Sept. 12. His presentation will highlight the “Top Ten Ways to Contract and Utilize Workers with Different Abilities.”

Marchese, who is a past president and one of the founding members of LDSS, owns Marchese Construction and has more than eighteen years experience in the construction industry. He is also an accredited professional through the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Program.

Marchese’s professional experience, in combination with his involvement with LDSS, has given him a unique perspective on hiring and working with people of different abilities.

“People with different abilities can bring diversity, a fresh perspective and growth to any community,” said Marchese. “I am excited to have the opportunity to communicate this important message to Savannah’s leaders and business influencers.”

LDSS strives to create a community that accepts and includes all of its members, including people with Down Syndrome and their families. Its activism extends from the Camp Buddy summer program for children with different abilities to the Buddy Walk and Night of Champions.

Savannah’s Small Business Council hosts the Savannah Area Chamber Power Hour each month, offering an opportunity for guest speakers to present topics relevant to small business owners and employees. For more information on the Chamber Power Hour, visit: http://www.savannahchamber.com

This month’s Chamber Power Hour will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway. The meeting will include a lunch catered by Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant & Catering. Chamber members and guests can RSVP by emailing Stephanie Painter at spainter@savannahchamber.com.

Joe Marchese Low Country Down Syndrome Society

Joe Marchese of the Low Country Down Syndrome Society

ABOUT THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership, outreach, education and advocacy to champion and celebrate acceptance and inclusion. Meetings are held every fourth Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. LDSS encourages people to bring their children. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit https://www.ldssga.org/

CONTACT 
Candy Bogardus
Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society
912-728-8505
cbogardus@ldssga.org

MEDIA CONTACT 
Marjorie Young
CarriageTrade PR
912-844-9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
www.carriagetradepr.com

Peacock Automotive Celebrates 15 Years in Business by Announcing New River Auto Mall Rebranding at Unveiling Party on Thursday, Sept. 7

Peacock Automotive Celebrates 15 Years in Business by Announcing New River Auto Mall Rebranding at Unveiling Party on Thursday, Sept. 7

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive will hold an Unveiling Party for the rebranding of the New River Auto Mall on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 5:30 p.m. A new name and logo will be released during the event.

The Unveiling Party will take place at Audi Hilton Head at 137 Auto Mall Boulevard in Hardeeville, S.C. Invited guests will be the first to see the Auto Mall’s new branding materials while they enjoy refreshments and music.

Established in 2002, the New River Auto Mall is owned by Peacock Automotive, which also owns and operates dealerships in Savannah, Ga., Columbia, S.C., and Orlando, Fla., as well as the New River Wellness Institute and the New River Auto Mall Collision Center. The Auto Mall covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, 5 miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 in South Carolina.

The Auto Mall employs approximately 330 people and features 13 brands, including Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen.

Most recently, the Auto Mall broke ground for the construction of a new 30,000-square-foot dealership, Audi Hilton Head. Work on the new building is expected to be completed in the spring of 2018 at an estimated cost of $6 million.

“We are also adding a Maserati and Alfa Romeo dealership to the Auto Mall in the next few months,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “We also have plans for renovating and rebuilding the dealerships on our 7.5-acre property in Savannah on the corner of Eisenhower Drive and Abercorn Street and at Peacock Ford in the Orlando area.”

In addition to a large inventory, the Auto Mall has state-of-the-art facilities for all automotive service and repair needs. Technicians are ASE-certified and work on all vehicle makes and models. Collision repair is also available. Every service appointment comes with a complimentary car wash.

“Establishing strong relationships with your customers, suppliers, employees and community partners is the key to success,” Peacock said. “One way is through planning events to support local not-for-profit organizations through sponsorships of a variety of events. Our dealerships all employ my personal mantra – zero dissatisfied customers.”

During the unveiling event on Sept. 7, the American Heart Association will kick off the 21st Annual Heart Ball of the Southern Coast by announcing the gala theme. Audi Hilton Head is the Legacy Sponsor for the Heart Ball, which will be held on Feb. 5, 2018, with an expected 400 guests. For more information on the Heart Ball, visit www.southerncoastheartball.org.

For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns 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 New River Auto Mall that covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 in South Carolina. At the NRAM location, 13 brands are featured, including Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Savannah Volkswagen and Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah; Jaguar Land Rover Columbia in Columbia, S.C., and its subsidiary Peacock-Griffey Automotive owns Peacock Subaru and Peacock Ford in Orlando, Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the NRAM Collision Center and the New River Wellness Institute in South Carolina. In September, NRAM will celebrate its 15th anniversary with the launch of a new name and logo. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

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

Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
www.carriagetradepr.com
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Healthy Savannah recipient of Whole Foods Market Savannah’s 5% Day

Healthy Savannah recipient of Whole Foods Market Savannah’s 5% Day

SAVANNAHHealthy Savannah is the recipient of Whole Foods Market Savannah 5% Day. The Community Giving Day is Thursday, Aug. 31, and 5% of the entire day’s net sales will be donated to Healthy Savannah. Healthy Savannah is a local non-profit dedicated to making Savannah a healthier place to live by increasing opportunities for citizens to engage in physical activity and consume a nutritious, balanced diet.

“We are excited to be partnering with Whole Foods Market for this special day! Joining us will be other Healthy Savannah partners as we increase awareness on opportunities to make the healthy choice the easy choice for everyone in our community!” said Paula Kreissler, Director of Healthy Living and Community Development for Healthy Savannah.

Proceeds from the day will be added to the Healthy Savannah Mini Grant fund.
Whole Foods Market Savannah is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The store is located at 1815 Victory Dr. For more information, call (912)272-9494.

Additional information:
Healthy Savannah is accepting applications through August 31st for Healthy Savannah Mini Grants. Organizations who promote the Healthy Savannah mission of encouraging residents to move towards healthy lifestyles. Application focus areas should include one of the following: increasing the number of active community environments – Utilize urban planning approaches that promote physical activity; increasing access to health-promoting foods – Increase access to fruits and vegetables consumed by community residents; and increasing the number of people who have access to low cost or free recreational opportunities – Increase community ownership, involvement in, and use of public facilities.

The Healthy Savannah Mini Grant project is a community-level response to combat the obesity epidemic and the chronic diseases to which it contributes, such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. These diseases are on the rise in Savannah, across the region, and nationwide. As such, Healthy Savannah is an organization of local agencies and partners committed to preventing chronic diseases by promoting policies that support healthy eating and physical activity.

MORE INFORMATION ON HEALTHY SAVANNAH: Healthy Savannah is dedicated to making Savannah a
healthier place to live. Launched in 2007 by (then) Mayor Otis Johnson, Healthy Savannah’s mission is to achieve a healthier community by creating and advocating for a variety of policies and programs to increase opportunities for citizens to engage in physical activity and consume a nutritious, balanced diet. Healthy Savannah supports local programs for families, schools, businesses, and faith-based organizations. The leadership team is composed of people from all sectors of the community. Business owners, non-profit managers, government and public service staff, community organizers, and faith-based leaders all play a role in helping the vision of a healthy Savannah come to life.

For more information, contact:

Paula Kreissler
Director of Healthy Living and Community Development, Healthy Savannah and YMCA of Coastal Georgia
912-272- 9494
Paula@healthysavannah.org

Cinnamon Bear Presents Check to MARNE

Cinnamon Bear Presents Check to MARNE

The Cinnamon Bear Stores Presents Donation of More Than $1,000 to Marne Community and Spouses Club of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Cinnamon Bear Stores, a family-owned group of high-end gift markets serving the Southeast for more than 20 years, has donated $1,040 to the MARNE Community and Spouses’ Club of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, a 501©3 non-profit, social and welfare organization that supports the military community through social outreach, academic scholarships and welfare grants.

The donation came from proceeds raised during the Cinnamon Bear Stores grand opening celebrations for their new location in the Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn St.

“Opening our store in this new destination location offering more upscale merchandise is exciting, but having the opportunity to partner with a local organization that helps our military and their families is truly an honor,” said co-owner Michael Snaid. “We were blessed by the turnout for our grand opening celebrations, and we are so excited to share this good fortune with the Marne group.”

The Cinnamon Bear offered an additional 15 percent discount during the grand opening to those with a valid military ID.

“This is huge for our group,” said Nina Elison, president of the Marne group. “The only way we can make a difference in this community is with the help of local businesses and our partners. Michael and Lynne have been very supportive of our mission, and we are most thankful that they chose to celebrate their grand opening by giving back to us.”

This is the first of a series of events planned by Cinnamon Bear to support the Marne Community and Spouses’ Club. The retailer also plans to launch a holiday writing contest for families of Marne.

During the past two decades, The Cinnamon Bear Stores have become a frequent stop for families vacationing along the Georgia, South Carolina and northern Florida coasts with locations at Harbour Town on Hilton Head, City Market and River Street in Savannah and at Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island.

Along with other Cinnamon Bear stores, the new location offers award-winning gourmet products, gifts, toys and books. The new store also offers luxury brands including Brighton, Vera Bradley, Life is Good, Spartina, Lampe Berger Paris, Baggallini and Beatriz Ball.

For more information on The Cinnamon Bear Stores, visit https://cinnamonbearstores.com. To contact the new store, call 912-228-8721.

For more information on the Marne Community and Spouses’ Club, visit http://www.marnecommunityclub.com/

Cinnamon Bear presents check to MARNE

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Janis Snaid, Lynne Snaid and Michael Snaid from the Cinnamon Bear Stores presents check to Jenny Petersen, First Vice President of the Marne Community and Spouses Club of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

ABOUT THE CINNAMON BEAR STORES
The Cinnamon Bear Stores is a family-owned group of upscale gift markets serving the Southeast for more than 20 years. With locations in Hilton Head Island, Savannah and Amelia Island, The Cinnamon Bear Stores feature award-winning gourmet products, gifts, toys and books; along with a variety of ice creams, coffees and slushies. For more information, contact Michael Snaid at 912-492-6046 or Michael@CinnamonBearStores.com; Lynne Snaid at 912-484-0695 or Lynne@CinnamonBearStores.com; or visit online at https://cinnamonbearstores.com

ABOUT THE MARNE COMMUNITY AND SPOUSES CLUB
The Marne Community and Spouses Club is a non-profit social and welfare organization whose mission is to support Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield families and the greater Marne community. Each year the club contributes to the local community and military families in the form of community outreach, academic scholarships and welfare grants. For more information, visit http://www.marnecommunityclub.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Cecilia Russo Marketing
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com 
912.856.9075