Belk Charity Event and a Good Reason to Go Shopping!

Belk Spring Charity Sale - Belk will hold its annual Spring Charity Sale this Saturday morning at 6:00 a.m. to benefit local charities, schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the company’s 16-state market area.

A $5 charitable donation gains customers admission to a private sale with merchandise discounts ranging from an extra 20 to 70 percent off on items throughout the store, including special savings on rarely discounted brands. Customers will also receive $5 off their first purchase of $5 or more at the event, and Belk cardholders will receive double Rewards points (and Belk Elite cardholders, triple Rewards points) for card purchases.

County Humane Society holds “Bark After Dark” Benefit Auction on Saturday, May 7th

County Humane Society holds “Bark After Dark” Benefit Auction on Saturday, May 7th

The Clay County Humane Society will hold its 9th Annual “Bark After Dark” Benefit Auction and Cocktail Party on Saturday, May 7th from 6pm–10pm.  The event will take place at the beautiful Winterbourne Inn located at Club Continental on the St. Johns River. Ticket cost is $50.00 per guest and includes a silent auction, gourmet cuisine, live music, dancing under the stars to music by Lorenzo and the Allstars Band and a much anticipated Bachelor and Prize Auction.  Each bachelor will be accompanied by a four-legged companion up for adoption by local rescue organizations.  All proceeds benefit the Humane Society, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.  For more information contact the Clay County Humane Society at 904-276-7729.

Vetfest Musicfest"11 & NAS JAX COLOR GUARD Team up.

Vetfest Musicfest"11 & NAS JAX COLOR GUARD Team up.

A new added feature for Vetfest Musicfest"11 on Sunday The NAS Jax Color Guard will do the honoring of our flag at 10am during this time Mr. Bob Oehl from "Wings of Dreams" museum located at the Keystone Airport will do a flyover also.

Clay County Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Amnesty Day, City of Keystone Heights Area

The Clay County Board of County Commissioners, the Department of Environmental Services and the City of Keystone Heights encourage all Clay County residents to participate in the 2011 Great American Cleanup Spring Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Amnesty Day. Residents are asked to bring all household hazardous wastes including; paint, pesticides, pool chemicals, oil, anti-freeze, drain cleaners and paint thinner to the Clay County Health Department in Keystone Heights, April 23, 2011.

Clay County Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events

The Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Task Force is sponsoring the following free public events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Crime Victims’ Rights Week:

Self-Defense ClassMonday, April 11th, at 6:00 p.m. at CCSO Operations Center, 212 Blanding Boulevard.  Reservations are required. Please call the Victim Services Center at (904) 284-RAPE (7273) to reserve your spot today!

Victims’ Rights CeremonyThursday, April 14th, at 5:30 p.m. at Orange Park Town Hall, Kingsley Ave. & Park Ave.  Ceremony to honor survivors of all violent crimes and their families.  Candlelight ceremony, victim speakers, music, victim services information, refreshments.  Open to the public.

Survivor Speak-Out & Art Show Tonight at 6:00 PM

The fight to end sexual violence in northeast Florida will take center stage in Jacksonville for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

Survivors of sexual assault will be speaking about their experiences, struggles and triumphs in an environment that we hope will foster the courage for other victims to speak out as well. Come be a part of this celebration of personal strength and help create a place where survivors can tell their stories without fear, shame or judgment. Jacksonville Men's Chorus performing & spoken word artists delivering their lyrical works of art! Light refreshments.

Today: 2011 Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run Planned for Clay County

Today, April 18, 2011 the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will be held in Clay County. The run will begin at 10am and go from the Publix located at 410 Blanding (Orange Park) to the Publix located at 865 Hibernia Road (Fleming Island). The route covers approximately 15 miles of roadside and bike trail and typically wraps up by 11:30am.  Lead runners are escorted by uniformed Traffic Unit deputies….so look for the marked units and lights!

This run raises awareness about Special Olympics in Clay County and the special relationship the program has with local law enforcement.  CCSO members of all ranks and ability levels run/walk side-by-side with some of our county’s most heroic young people – Special Olympic athletes!  Participants will be assigned to segments of the route, handing off the Special Olympics torch as they go.