Major Gifts Assure Additional Session of Camp Maddie for 2011

Two major gifts have assured an additional session of Camp Maddie in 2011 to take place in September on the 9th, 10th, and 11th.  Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, through The Neighbor’s Keeper Fund, contributed $5,000, along with a like contribution by Allison Robbins, completed the financial requirements to guarantee the additional session.  Camp Maddie is a three day therapeutic camp for young homicide survivors, ages 7-17, providing the campers with the skills and knowledge to help them better understand their grief and cope with the additional challenges of day to day life, after losing a loved one to homicide.

Poker Run Benefitting the Families of Travis Hanner & Halee Mickey

Poker Run Benefitting the Families of Travis Hanner & Halee Mickey

Saturday - May 14, 2011

Registration 9:00-11:00 – 2710 Blanding Blvd., Middleburg, FL

Adventure Landing Hosting a “Be Water Aware” Water Safety Day

Adventure Landing Hosting a “Be Water Aware” Water Safety Day

Adventure Landing’s Shipwreck Island Waterpark is on a mission to make Northeast Florida “water-aware.”  May has been designated National Water Safety Month by the World Waterpark Association, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals and the National Recreation & Parks Association.  As a WWA member, Adventure Landing is taking action to educate the public on how to prevent drownings, recreational water-related injuries and sun damage by offering educational information to the media during National Water Safety Month.

Youth Win Immunization PSA Contest

Each year in the United States, we lose 1,070 people to meningitis and 4,590 people to cervical cancer caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). In an effort to spread the word about these vaccine-preventable diseases and raise awareness among teens, Brunet-García Advertising sponsored the Florida Bureau of Immunization’s You Call the Shots public service announcement (PSA) contest; inviting youth ages 11 to 18 to produce and enter a 30-second  PSA highlighting the importance of HPV and meningitis vaccinations.

Wildfire Threat: Clay County Residents Can Learn How to Protect Their Homes

The Florida Division of Forestry in cooperation with the Clay County Division of Emergency Management is presenting How to Have a Firewise Home in three locations, including Thursday May 26, 2011, 6:30PM- 8:30PM at the Fleming Island Plantation Splash Park, 1510 Calming Waters Dr. Fleming Island, Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 6:00PM – 8:30PM at Keystone Heights City Hall, 555 S Lawrence Blvd (SR 21), Keystone Heights, and Thursday, June 9, 2011, 6:00PM – 8:30PM at the Clay County Agricultural Center, 2497 State Road 16 West, Green Cove Springs. The workshops will help homeowners learn how to best protect their homes from wildfire.  Everyone is welcome to come to these free workshops, and dinner will be provided.

Middleburg Relay for Life, April 16th

Middleburg and Orange Park walkers go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. This celebration of life brings together numerous groups and individuals concerned about cancer in a unified effort to fight back.

Teams of enthusiastic citizens will gather at Middleburg High School Stadium for an overnight relay from 6 p.m. on April 15th until noon on April 16th. 

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.