Road improvement project to start this summer
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/
Making a difference and hav-
ing a great time was the goal
of these teen volunteers.
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The Board of County Commissioners and Everglades Boulevard near the intersec-
(BCC) approved a work order at today's tion, construct an eastbound right turn and
BCC meeting giving the green light to Bet- westbound left turn lane on Immokalee
ter Roads, Inc. to construct intersection Road at Everglades Boulevard, as well as
improvements at Immokalee Road and construct a northbound right turn lane on
Everglades Boulevard. The approximately Everglades Boulevard. In addition, storm-
$416,000 project will add five-foot wide water drainage improvements will be added
paved shoulders on both Immokalee Road including the replacement of 24 inch metal
Kids Against Em l~a81Sn nsa ~~t
Hunger brings .
By Rick Heers I r
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin
Over one hundred people of all
ages and backgrounds came to-
gether at the Immokalee Parks and
Recreation gym this past Saturday
to do their part in fighting against
world hunger. The gym was a lit-
eral beehive of activity as boys
and girls joined with their parents ,
pipe on Everglades Boulevard with 24 inch cinity of Everglades Boulevard without any
reinforced concrete pipe and extending the turn lanes," said Feder. "Currently when
existing double 48 inch reinforced concrete someone wants to turn onto Everglades
pipe on Immokalee Road. Boulevard, all traffic must slow down or
Growth Management Division Adminis- stop. Adding turn lanes will allow through
tratr Nrma Fedr sid hat he mprve-traffic to keep moving and turning vehicles
will then have a safer area to make turns,"
ments will enhance safety.
"Immokalee Road is two lanes in the vi-
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Collier County Sheriff's Cpl. Jeffrey Hoel and Traffic Technician Braulio Castineira kneelingn
help a local bicyclist install a bike light kit on his two-wheeled transportation. The deputi
were part of a program that puts an emphasis on bike and pedestrian safety. Several dey
ties took part in the event that took place on Wednesday, May 19, in downtown Immokale
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ing with dozens of community and business
partners to implement a statewide push to
reach families with uninsured children. Each
County's School District are actively involved
in this effort, providing resources and man-
power to get families enrolled in Florida Kid-
This is the best time to apply for Florida
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possible to spread that message to families
with uninsured children. As a result of the
news being spread, families are responding
and taking advantage of this opportunity. In
the last two months alone, more than 50,000
new children were enrolled in the program.
Families can apply for Florida KidCare
online at www.floridakidcare.org or by call-
ing 1-888-540-5437 to receive an application
by mail. For local assistance, please contact
your local school.
The Collier County Sheriff's Office kicked
off its bicycle and pedestrian safety cam-
paign to in Immokalee last Wednesday, May
19. Collier County Sheriff's officers are do-
ing their part in helping make bicycle riders
safer in Immokalee. Many members of the
sheriff's office visited the Pantry Shelf, 106 S.
3rd St. in downtown Immokalee and handed
out and helped install bicycle light kits, pass
out helmets and reflective safety vests. If a
bicyclist was in need of a light kit, a deputy
also helped affix the light kit onto the bike.
Deputies also distributed pamphlets and
fliers and other materials that promote bi-
cycle and pedestrian safety.
Around 220 local bike riders came out;
199 bike lights were installed and 144 adult
sized helmets and reflective vests were
The purpose of the "Be Safe, Be Seen"
campaign is to equip bicyclists and pedes-
trians in Immokalee with education and
safety equipment that greatly decreases their
chance of being injured or killed in a traffic
Funding for the program was provided by
a grant through the Florida Department of
More "Be Safe, Be Seen" events are
planned for throughout the year in Immoka-
lee and East Naples, where bicycle and pe-
destrian safety has been a significant prob-
Eighty percent of the traffic fatalities in-
volving bicyclists and pedestrians reported
to the Collier County Sheriff's Office in 2009
occurred in East Naples and Immokalee.
There were five pedestrian/bicyclist traf-
fic fatalities in the county last year, four of
which were in East Naples and Immokalee,
according to CCSO figures.
Of the 96 bicyclists and pedestrians who
were injured in traffic crashes countywide
in 2009, 42 were injured in Immokalee and
East Naples, CCSO figures show.
Lane closure information will be included in
the weekly Road Alert report which is posted
on the county's Web site at: www.colliergov.
Anyone interested in receiving automatic
electronic notices (e-notifiers) of the Road
Alert can sign up for them at: http://www.
The project is in Commissioner Jim Co-
letta's district, District 5.
"There will be a short term of construc-
tion and a long term gain from these inter-
section improvements," said Commissioner
Coletta. "Safety enhancements like this are a
top priority," added Commissioner Coletta.
2407 or Hector Ramos at 239-564-9645.
Water utility payment
Collier County Social Services has received
a federal grant to help Collier County residents
with their water utility bills. They are able to
assist with up to $300 per household and it
is easy to qualify. To see if you qualify, please
contact Collier County Social Services at 239-
Deputy Chris Gonzalez helps a local bicycle vendor with safety reflectors on his
bike cart. The bike/pedestrian safety event was held in downtown Immokalee
on Wednesday, May 19. The local Immokalee community is one with many alter-
native means of transportation and the event encouraged safe bike equipment
and safety for pedestrians.
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The project is expected to begin this
summer and be completed this fall. During
construction the speed limit will be reduced
from 55 mph to 45 mph. Motorists are re-
minded that there will be intermittent lane
closures in order to construct the intersec-
tion improvements. Construction crews will
work during non-peak travel times to lessen
the inconvenience to the traveling public.
Little League trophies
The 2009-2010 season for Immokalee Lit-
tle League (ILL) is just about over. But first,
Immokalee will be hosting Major Baseball
tournaments the week of June 5-9. ILL will
then congratulate players/coaches/and par-
ents for a great season with a Trophy/Dinner
Ceremony on Tuesday, June 15, at 6 p.m. at the
Little League field. If you have any questions,
please feel free to call Juan Garcia at 239-634-
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Thursday: Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs
in the lower 90s.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s.
Friday: Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the after-
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By Rick Heers
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin
The roar of motorcycles could be heard
inside the sanctuary of First Baptist Church
last Sunday morning as 19 cyclists arrived
for the 11 A.M. worship service in which the
riders were commissioned into a faith-based
local motorcycle club, the F.A.I.T.H. RID-
ERS. F.A.I.T.H. RIDERS are a group of people
made up of all areas of life, but who have a
common interest-enjoyment of and enthusi-
asm for motorcycles-all makes and models.
This is a ministry, not just a riding club or
gang, has as their sole purpose to share the
life-changing Good News that Jesus Christ
calls Christians everywhere to promote the
Gospel to all people everywhere. Included in
the group were 14 members of First Baptist
Church, including the pastor, Dennis Nor-
vell, and his wife, who rides a trike.
F.A.I.T.H. RIDERS is reaching people with
their bikes who may not normally step foot
into an organized church or Bible study.
It's putting rubber, as well as shoe leather,
onto the Gospel message. The groups first
organized activity will be this week, riding as
a group to Savannah, Georgia, where they
will join with other groups who will ride to
Ridgecrest, North Carolina, where several
hundred bikers will converge on the retreat
facilities of the Southern Baptist and have a
special Memorial Day celebration.
Calling upon his 45 years of continuous
ministry in churches from Vermont to Flori-
da, Pastor Rick Heers, executive director of I
HOPE, had been selected to fill in as interim
pastor to the congregation at First Baptist
Church, Everglades City. Rick served as pas-
tor/assistant pastor at Friendship Baptist in
Immokalee for the past 9 years, and with his
wife are currently members of First Baptist
Church in Immokalee.
The church in Everglades City has been
without a pastor since this May and has
called upon Rick to minister to the congre-
gation and assist them through the process
of locating a full time pastor.
Pastor Heers and his wife are enjoying
the opportunity to work with this fine group
of people. The lovely church, located direct-
ly across the street from Everglades School,
has a congregation ranging in number from
the 20 to the 70 or more, depending on the
season. Many of its members travel north
to their second homes during the summer
F.A.I.T.H. Riders ministry gather to share their good news and to reach out to the
local community with their message of the gospel.
K. Tims-Prather (Frederick) of Immokalee, Fla.;
a step-daughter, Patsy Perry (Larry) of Lehigh
Acres, Fla.; her sons, Nathaniel Tims, Maryland
Williams, Marilyn Williams and Clarence Gib-
son of Immokalee, Cornelius Tims of Indiana,
Henry C. Tims of New York, and Horace Means
(Marsha) who preceded her in death; a host of
grandchildren and great-grandchildren; special
friends...Mary Sanders, Bernice Fuller, Eva
Mitchell and Juanita Hosie; and many cousins,
relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 1,
2010, at First Missionary Baptist Church, Immok-
alee with Rev. Dr. Tony Person officiating.
Interment was at Lake Trafford Memorial Gar-
Arrangements by Barrett & Waters Funeral
Care, Fort Myers.
We, the family of the late Mrs. Monstella Pat-
rick-Tims, would like to take this time to say,
"Thanks for every act of love shown toward us
during our time of sorrow." Special thanks to
the First Missionary Baptist Church family of Im-
mokalee Fla. God bless.
IMMOKALEE -Monstella Patrick-Tims, age
79, of Immokalee, passed away April 26, 2010.
She was born January I I, 1931 in North Caroli-
na to the late Eva Bryant and Herman Patrick.
Mrs. Tims attended the North Carolina Public
School System where she was a graduate. She
moved to Florida in the early 1950's where she
met and married Henry C. Tims, who preceded
her in death. She worked as a Collier County
Public School bus driver until she retired.
Survivors include a devoted daughter, Sharon
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Stars" honorees -friends of our schools
who have individually donated 1,500 or
more hours to help our students, doing
whatever is needed by our schools. The list
of these venerable volunteers is posted on
the district Web site. Just click on the link
on the Community eBoard on the home
page (www.collierschools.com) The
honorees also take their rightful place on
the permanent Galaxy of Stars plaque dis-
played in the School Board Meeting Room
in Naples. That's where School Board Mem-
bers recently recognized the Galaxy of Stars
inductees and the district's volunteers of
the year. The Senior Volunteer of the Year
is George Montefalcone, known fondly as
"Mr. Monte." He volunteers at Pinecrest
Elementary School in Immokalee. He just
loves helping students learn English, and
helping them with their reading and math.
Mr. Monte has been directly involved with,
and personally responsible for, bringing
many other Naples volunteers -his fellow
senior citizens -into the Immokalee com-
munity and our schools for about 10 years
now. He has arranged for district transpor-
tation two days per week to support his
precious cause. Each elementary school in
Immokalee is helped each week by volun-
teers from Mr. Monte's group. At last count,
he was personally responsible for recruiting
and arranging transportation for more than
75 volunteers to our Immokalee schools. It's
"Mr. Monte and friends" who are making a
difference. Barbara Southwick is the Adult
Volunteer of the Year and a State of Florida
Volunteer of the Year. Pretty impressive, and
so is Barb. She was the driving force behind
the now famous "Boundless Playground"
at Corkscrew Elementary School in Golden
Gate Estates. Her $300,000 dream is now a
reality, with the playground being enjoyed
every day by all children, including those
with disabilities. Barb Southwick was also
instrumental in the creation of a School
Improvement Ad Hoc Exceptional Student
Education Committee which welcomes
new families and students with disabilities
to Corkscrew. Barb also formed a spe-
cial Family Involvement Committee at the
school, separate from the traditional PTA.
Finally, we salute the district's Youth Volun-
teer of the Year. He's Fabian Ortiz, a student
at Lorenzo Walker Technical High School in
East Naples, who generously donates time
to young students at Parkside Elementary
School in East Naples where he's heavily in-
volved with the Boys & Girls Club activities.
He helps students with homework, gets ac-
tive with them during physical education
time, and serves as a great role model. Bet-
ter yet, we know that Fabian puts a smile on
the face of each student he helps.
If you're planning to take the General
Educational Development (GED) exam any-
time soon, you'll want to be sure and catch
the GED Connection TV show. GED Connec-
tion provides adult learners with the skills
and knowledge needed to prepare for and
pass the newly revised GED exam. The GED
Connection series combines 39 video pro-
grams, print materials, and internet learn-
ing activities to make studying for the test
exciting, engaging, and effective. From the
first episode through the last, GED Connec-
tion takes an in-depth look at the five subject
areas covered on the GED exam -reading,
writing, math, science, and social studies.
The informative series also provides assis-
tance with a multitude of topics within these
subject areas. Some specific episode titles
include "Getting Ideas on Paper," "Poetry,"
"Economics," "Chemistry," and "Introduc-
tion to Algebra."
Tune in to The Education Channel, cable
99, each weekday at 6:30 a.m. and 10 p.m.
beginning on Tuesday, June 1, to catch all
the 30-minute episodes.
And if you'd like to prepare for the GED
exam in a classroom setting, you're encour-
aged to take advantage of GED preparation
classes offered at no cost at the following
Golden Gate Adult Learning Center, 2701
48th Terrace SW, 239-377-3905
Immokalee Technical Center, 508 North
9th Street, in Immokalee, 239-377-9900
Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology,
3702 Estey Avenue, 239-377-0984.
The School District of Collier County is
inviting parents of youngsters who turned
four years old by last Sept. 1, who have
not attended a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
(VPK) program during the school year'
and who are going to attend kindergar-
ten in August, to sign up for the Summer
VPK program. Registration will continue
throughout the remainder of the school
year during regular school hours at your
child's kindergarten site (all elementary
The VPK program is free to all students
who enroll, but parents are responsible for
transportation to and from school. Classes
will run from 8 a.m. to 4:35 p.m. Monday
through Thursday (no school on Fridays),
June 15 through Aug. 12. To learn more,
contact VPK Coordinator Bonnie Clukey at
239-377-0510, or via e-mail at: clukeybo@
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Cheerleading to Taekwondo if you offer or participate in a youth or recreational
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By Joe Landon
Collier County District Schools
They say "love makes the world go
'round," and there's a song like that, but
those of us here at the School District of
Collier County believe the love for our stu-
dents expressed by our legion of volunteers
makes the world go around -or at least
the world of our students. When I say "le-
gion" I mean 4,100 registered volunteers
who donated an amazing 300,000 hours to
our students and schools this school year.
Now the estimated dollar value of volunteer
time today is $20, so if the 300,000 hours
isn't amazing enough, what about the true
dollar value of the work performed by our
volunteers $6,000,000. That is truly amaz-
ing! The volunteers include our "Galaxy of
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Millions of words!
Fourth graders at Pinecrest Elementary have reached their goal for reading
during the recent program, "Reading Counts." The students collectively have
tallied the number of words read and came up with the total of 16 MILLION!
The class celebrated their goal with a pizza party on May 19. Way to go read-
SCollier County offers Kids' Cafeteria Summer 1Meals Program open sites
inspiration of creator Eddie Waxer. Liter-
ally millions of youngsters around the world
participate weekly in these exciting games
and activities that promote friendship, good
will and character building under principles
taught in the Scriptures. This is the third year
that Immokalee has participated in this valu-
able day of learning, giving and fun.
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day that applies to all students, Kindergarten
tdharofradheol .fo l hsCdlleru Cun~ty st dee ts
K-12, with all students being released three
hours early. For more information online
see the "Calendars" page of the district Web
site at www.collierschools. comn.
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Immokalee Community Park
321 N. First St., Immokalee 8:30 to 9:15;
12:15 to 1 p.m.
29 Immokalee, South Park
418 School Drive, Immokalee 9 -9:45. '
Free breakfast and lunch for kids from
01 Bethune Education Center
614 South 5th Street, Immok. 8:00 -8:45;
76 Highlands Elementary
1101 Lake Traf-
ford Rd., Immok.
7:30 -8:15; noon -
07 Immok Middle
z. 401 9th St.
Imrnok 730 815 noonetl2y45
3500 Lake Trafford Rd.,Immok, June 28-
Aug.5; 7:30 -8:15; noon -1 p.m.
13 Sanders Pines
2449 Sanders Pines Circle, Immok. June
17-Aug 13; 8 -9; noon -1 p.m.
21 Village Oaks Elementary
1601 SR 29, Immokalee; 7:30 -8:15;
105 Timber Ridge
2726 Wilton Ct.,Immokalee, June 17-
Aug. 13; 11 Oak Haven
580 Oak Haven Cir. Immokalee June 17-
Aug 13; 9 -9:45; noon -12:45
75 Pinecrest Elementary
313 -9th Street So. Immokalee June 17-
Aug 13, 8:30 -9:30; 12:30 -1:30
120 Immokalee Sports Camp
505 Escambia Street Immokalee June
17-Aug 13; 8:30 -9; 11:30 -noon
124 The Learning Spot
1225 West Main Street Immokalee; June
17-Aug 13, 9 -9:30; noon -12:30
127 Eden Park Elementary
3650 Westclox Street,Immokalee June
28-Aug 5; 7:30 -8:15; noon -12:30
Information provided by the Collier
County Parks and Recreation Department.
They will be providing free lunches to these
participants of its Summer Food Service
The program is led by Naples entrepre-
neur, Steve Popper, and was sponsored by
One by One Leadership Foundation of South-
west Florida. Sponsored by One by One and
organized by Sinclaire Williams and partner
John Lawson-Executive Director, and Reid
Carpenter-chair, this wonderful event was
supported by the Rotary Club of Immokalee
and the Immokalee Parks and Rec and the
Immokalee Fire Department. A BIG thanks
to McDonald's for supplying the breakfast
and the Salvation Army for helping 1 by 1
provide a tasty lunch for all participants. Rob
Robbins brought his Miami-based radio sta-
tion-The Call-FM-and broadcast live from the
scene and provided lively music throughout
the day. Following the morning food prepa-
ration activities and lunch, all the youngsters
participated in a host of friendly games and
competition called KidsGames. KidsGames
have gained world-wide fame under the
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teen volunteers know just how to do it
with all team members working togeth-
er to bring about change in feeding the
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and a host of other adults from Immokalee,
Ave Maria and Naples in a special labor of
love that helped produce scores of boxes
each loaded with over 200 servings of nu-
tritious food. Each packet contains 6 meals
of vitamin-enriched rice, beans, and veg-
etables with chicken flavoring. These boxes
of sealed, air-tight prepared food, mixed
with boiling water just prior to serving do
not require refrigeration, and have a shelf
life of three years. Over 38,000 meals were
put together during the morning part of the
day's activities. A similar project two months
ago provided over 11,000 packages-66,000
meals-to help local unemployed farm work-
ers and their families, and needy families in
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The Education Foundation of Collier
County is proud to announce the 13 Take
Stock in Children scholars graduating in the
class of 2010.
Congratulations to the 2010 graduating
*Grecia Calvillo, Naples High
*Mayra Calvillo, Naples High
*Christopher Cuevas, Lorenzo Walker
*Johanna Desir, Naples High
KianhaaGE g, GodnGte High
*Ryan Groves, Lorenzo Walker Techni-
*Hillary Kessler, Barron Collier High
*Pedro Lora, Lorenzo Walker Technical
*Yuriko Okubo, Naples High
*China Pierrelus, Lely High
*Tara Sahagian, Naples High
*Sheila Tanelus, Golden Gate High
Take Stock in Children is a scholarship
and mentoring program that provides de-
serving students an opportunity to fulfill
their potential and attend college. Students
are matched with an adult mentor with
whom they work weekly until they graduate
high school. Upon fulfilling their promise to
remain drug and crime-free and maintain
good grades, these students receive a tuition
scholarship for a Florida state college.
Take Stock in Children was begun in Col-
lier County by The Education Foundation
in 1999. This year's group is the organiza-
tion's sixth graduating class. The Education
Foundation manages Take Stock in Children
for all middle and high schools in Collier
County, except for Immokalee Middle and
High, which is managed by The Immokalee
Foundation. Currently there are I19 active
students in The Education Foundation pro-
gram, including the 13 soon-to-be gradu-
ates, and the 12 students newly inducted in
"We are so proud of our graduates,"
states Sandy Waite, Board Member and
Chair of the Take Stock in Children Leader-
shin C~ouncil for The Edulcation Foulndation
"All of us-parents, mentors, donors, teach-
ers, schools, board members, volunteers,
donors and staff are cheering them on with
pride and confidence."
The class of 2010 is unique and had an
extra advantage. It is the first Take Stock in
Children class to benefit from the partner-
ship between The Education Foundation
and Quest for Kids to provide stellar college
preparation. This collaborative work for
students is funded by The League Club.
co li pril 29, the graduating students' ac
dinner hosted and sponsored by Stock De-
velopment at the Club at Olde Cypress. As
each student was called up to accept their
honor, they had the opportunity to listen to
what their mentor had to say about the ex-
perience. In addition, this year's graduating
class was named for Claudine L~ger-Wetzel,
current Foundation Board Chair and Vice
President of Marketing and Sales for Stock
Development, and the staff of Olde Cypress.
They have been such significant supporter
of the Take Stock program, ensuring that
each milestone in the program is celebrated
well and providing students with invaluable
experience to build confidence in profes-
In addition, this year, the program has
launched a Volunteer of the Year award at
graduation. For the inaugural honor, Mary
Lynn Hill, who has been involved in the pro-
gram since the beginning and has been crit-
ical to its success as a mentor and through
her board leadership role, received the 2010
Volunteer of the Year Award.
"The opportunity that Take Stock pro-
vides is a promise," explains Susan Mc-
Manus, President of The Education Founda-
"It's a pact between the student who
works hard, the family who supports the
student, the mentor who cares and helps the
student navigate, teachers and school teams
that provide supportive context, individu-
als in the community who provide financial
support, and caring staff people who keep
all of these nieces moving in syne "
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The Club at Olde Cypress hosts The Education Foundation's sixth graduaig
casof Take Stock in Children students for a graduation dinner.
Head Start program
now registering for fal
The Head Start Program is currently reg-
istering children for the upcoming 2010-11
school year. In order to be eligible for Head
Start, a child must be 4 years old by Sept. 1,
of the current year, and a family must meet
low income guidelines. When registering,
you must provide the following: Proof of
income (tax return, W-2) Certified birth
ing out for our next fundraiser event some- events go back to the community to help
time in June. Just look for the Immokalee provide transportation, vision treatment and
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Immokalee Lions Club Concessions volunteers for the recent yardsale fund-
raiser event included Victor Grimaldo, Yolina(Wendy) Luis Bonised, Jaqueline
Navarro, Herminio Espinoza. (More photos next week
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JoAnn Blumenthal, counselor at RC-
MA's Immokalee Community School,
poses with the students who made and
sold beaded bracelets so they could
buy Crocs for Haitian children.
Children helping children
leeL tmmunity Ico parti ipa gm ink
program to help the children of Haiti, were
busily making bracelets to sell to raise mon-
ey for the charity. This week, the bracelets, ;
100 of them made by hand, have been sold.
bringing in $300. The funds were used to
buy decorated Crocs shoes for children
in, Haiti. Thle Hope for Haiti organizations
founder, JoAnne Kuehner knows of the ~~p
beading and selling that led to the dona-
tions and stated, "It's an honor because stu-.
dents of counselor JoAnn Blumenthal had
to earn the right to become beaders. They
in their journal."~cqtuP(e PPda~adrcr t~
Counselor Blumenthal stated that the
children must have shoes to protect their fi
feet as there is still much earthquake debris .~
on the ground.
On Monday, the children participating
were happy to deliver the Crocs to Hope for z
Haiti, a Naples-based charity that collects .
funds for established schools, clinics and --,.
nutritional services in Haiti. They unpacked
30 colorful pairs of the shoes and presented Christina Velasquez, 11, (right) gives
them to Hope for Haiti staff members. son, executive director of Hope for H
background, Yahaira Caceres, 11, pr
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/RCMA
Sa pair of crocs Monday to Elizabeth Davi-
faiti for donation to Haitian children. In the
esents more crocs.
The members of The Immokalee Lions
Club would like to thank all the people in
our community who came to our flea mar-
ket. It was a great and huge success.
Also we would like to thank all the peo-
a great success. Mr. Lee Mitchell, the direc-
tor of The Immokalee Pioneer Museum at
Roberts Ranch for sponsoring our event, Mr.
Juan Medina who was the DJ at our event,
and last but not least our vendors who sold
ple involved in helping this project become several of their items at this event. Be look-
- Haiti's youngest get shoes
Immokalee Lions Club successful fundraiser helps local community