Civitans 21st Annual Picnic in Seville Park
We had great weather for our 21st annual Civitan Community Picnic in Seville Square on Saturday, April 19th.
Donated items this year included the grill from ESP, the Pepsi trailer filled with cups, Pepsi products, and ice -- Little Debbie Cakes, 120 hamburger patties, trash boxes/bags, and plates, napkins, and utensils! Lawrence Powell picked up and delivered the nine gallons of baked beans from Sonny's BBQ - and Donald McCrory provided venison burgers and sausage!
Over 20 Jr. Civitans helped serve, worked in the Pepsi trailer, did face painting, and balloon hat making! They also spent a lot of time on the 'dance floor'! Three advisors were also at the picnic: Mary Kyte from Catholic High School - and Tamara Grimsley and Shanae Teasley from Pensacola High School.
Catholic High Jr. Civitan, Gabby, wore the Easter Bunny costume for almost three hours! She was a real trooper -- posing for pictures with Civitans, guests, and those folks who were just walking through the park! Everyone wanted their picture with the Easter Bunny - and many guests enjoyed dancing with the Easter Bunny! Three firemen were there from the Pensacola Fire Department.
Boy Scout Troop 409 began the picnic with the Pledge of Allegiance! Entertainment was provided by the Pyramid Show Choir and guitarist John Wheeler. Girl Scout Leader Terrill Bryant brought three of her girl scouts - and they were quite busy painting many faces!
A big THANK YOU to all Civitans who came on Saturday - to include 7 Civitans from the Gulf Coast Civitan Club. A good day, indeed.
Wheelchair Ramp Project #376 took place Saturday morning, July 5th.
Civitans built a 24-foot ramp for 98-year old gentleman who is in a
rehab facility following hip surgery, and needed a ramp so he can
safely get into his home. He uses a wheelchair. The ramp materials were paid for by the Zwatschkas ($430).
Wheelchair Ramp Project #360 took place Saturday morning,
February 1, 2014. Civitans built a 5x5-foot deck and a 28-foot ramp
on Flintlock Drive for a 50-year old who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis
and Essential Thrombocytosis. The ramp materials were funded by Goodwill Easter Seals ($500) and the Spencers ($35).
Ramp project #353 took place on Saturday, November 23, 2013. Civitans built a 28-foot, straight ramp on San Carlos Road in Farm Hill, a suburb of Cantonment. The ramp recipient is a client of Earl Jones with Modern Woodmen of the World. He asked our club to build a much needed ramp for her. The ramp materials were funded by Modern Woodmen.