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Rotary Tree of Remembrance 2017

Rotary Tree of Remembrance 2017

The Rotary Tree of Remembrance was on display during December 2017 in Pensacola, Fl.’s Cordova mall. The tree provided shoppers an opportunity to remember loved ones by placing a yellow ribbon on it. In addition to placing a yellow ribbon, mall visitors could also make a contribution to six children’s charities. They are Gulf Coast Kid’s House, The Studer Children’s Hospital of Sacred Heart, Simon Youth Foundation, Covenant Care Hospice, and Rotary Camp Florida.

In it’s fifth year, the opening ceremony recognized our local Pearl Harbor Survivors, Frank Emond and William Braddock, as honored guests. The Tate High School Chorus, directed by Cynthia Domulot, entertained attendees with a series of holiday themed musical numbers.

Rotary Tree of Remembrance

Rotary members from the CROP (Combined Rotary of Pensacola) and volunteers from the recipient charities manned the tree during shopping hours.

Donations collected totaled over $4,800.00. Checks were presented at the January 11th morning meeting of the Cordova Rotary Club.

Rotary Representatives, Carl Bachman and Robin Foley present donation check to Stacey Kostevicki, Executive Director of Gulf Coast Kid’s House.

 

Rotary Tree of Remembrance
Adrienne Maygarden accepts donation on behalf of The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart

 

Rotary Tree of Remembrance
Christie Parker, Aaron West and Odin Berg receive donation to Covenant Care Hospice.

 

Tree of Remembrance
Elaine Sites and Annette Massicotte received check for Reading is Fundamental Pensacola.

 

Rotary Tree of Remembrance
Robin Foley accepts donation to Rotary Camp Florida.

 

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Group of donation recipients.

 

Following these presentations, Billie and Robert Nicholson of Rusty Buggy Enterprises were recognized for their media support for the past five years.

Tree of Remembrance
Billie and Robert Nicholson of RustyBuggy.com
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Rotary Tree of Remembrance 2016

Rotary Tree of Remembrance

Rotary Tree of Remembrance
Photo by: Rusty Buggy Enterprises

 The Fourth Annual Rotary Tree of Remembrance will be on display at Cordova Mall in Pensacola from Sunday December 4 through Tuesday, December 27, 2016. The opening ceremony, to be held outside Dillard’s entrance at 3:00 PM on Sunday, December 4th, is open to the public.

 

Pensacola Cordova Rotary, Rotary E-Club of the Southeast USA & Caribbean, and Combined Rotary Clubs of Greater Pensacola are sponsoring a Rotary Tree of Remembrance at Cordova Mall, located at 5100 N. 9th Avenue in Pensacola, FL. Donation beneficiaries  include  Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart, Gulf Coast Kid’s House, Simon Youth Foundation, Rotary’s Camp Florida, Covenant Hospice and Reading is Fundamental Pensacola.

 

The Rotary Tree of Remembrance is a Rotary International community-service project provided by the Rotary Club of Pensacola-Cordova, the Rotary E-Club of South East USA and the Caribbean, and the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola. Holiday  shoppers are touched as they remember a loved one with a gold ribbon placed on the Tree.

Rotary Tree of Remembrance
photo by: Rusty Buggy Enterprises

Remember Loved Ones

“This is a great opportunity for families and friends to remember loved ones,” said Dave Reed, Rotary North member, “and extend the spirit of giving by making a contribution to these youth organizations.” Reed plans to be among the Rotary club members, Rotaract and Interact club members as well as charity representatives, who will be volunteering their time to greet the public and receive donations.

Rotary Tree of Remembrance
Photo by: Rusty Buggy Enterprises

The December 4 Opening Ceremony will include an observance of the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day . Several Pearl Harbor survivors living in the Pensacola area are expecting to attend. The Tate High School Choral Group, under the direction of Cynthia Domulo, will provide musical entertainment. After the holidays, Scouts will retire the ribbons placed on the Tree of Remembrance at the Boy Scouts’ annual U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony.

 

For additional Information Contact: Carl Backman, 850 602-1825

 

 

 

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