PIG ON THE POND FEBRUARY Thanks to our nonprofits Pig by legalstuff1


									                                                               PIG ON THE POND / FEBRUARY 29, 2008                                                                         11

    Thanks to our nonprofits
   Pig on the Pond Board of Directors and Staff are pleased to bring to you the stories of the Non-Profit Organizations
    that financially benefit from your support of the 10th annual event. These organizations come to Pig on the Pond
              to raise money and awareness for their charitable missions. Please stop by and visit with them
                              to learn more about their efforts and purpose in our community.

Cypress Ridge Elementary School                          is sponsored by Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
                                                         and meets each Tuesday night in the Church Social
Graphic Design Company                                   Hall from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The Cub Scout pro-
   Cypress Ridge Elementary School Graphic Design        gram is for boys from 1st through 5th grades. For
Company will be selling buttons for $1 at Pig on the     more information you can visit our website at
Pond. The Graphic Design Company is run entirely         www.ourpack20.org.
by fourth grade students who design, produce and
sell their products. This is just one of seven busi-     Clermont-Groveland Elks
nesses that make up the Cypress Ridge School to
Work program. All proceeds from the button sale             The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of
will be used to fund this and other School to Work       the United States of America is one of the oldest and
programs, including a publishing company, candy          largest fraternal organizations in the country. Since
store, in-school post office, recycling company, com-    its inception in 1868, the Order of Elks has grown to
pany store and morning news production company.          include more than 1 million men and women in
The School to Work businesses give students real-        more than 2,100 communities. The BPO Elks mis-
life, hands-on experience with economics and busi-       sion is simple: To inculcate the principles of charity,
ness skills. Please support our efforts.                 justice, brotherly love and fidelity; to recognize a
                                                         belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance
                                                         the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit
Clermont Knights Pop Warner                              of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship;
Football & Cheerleading & Dance                          to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and
  We support nationally ranked cheerleading pro-         to provide for its government, the Benevolent and
grams and tackle football ages 6 - 15. Visit our booth   Protective Order of Elks of the United States of
and test your quarterback skills with our football       America will serve the people and communities
toss. For more information visit our website at          through benevolent programs, demonstrating that
www.Clermontknights.com or call 352-394-8693.            “Elks Care and Elks Share.”
                                                            Nationally, Elks have now disbursed, over the
                                                         course of the Order's history, more than 3.6 billion in
South Lake Kiwanis                                       cash, goods and services to the nation's youth, its
  South Lake Kiwanis Club members will be man-           veterans, the disadvantaged and handicapped, and
ning the gates to raise money for scholarships. Pro-     to individuals and groups in support of patriotic and
ceeds raised benefit two memorial scholarships           civic programs. Annually, the BPO Elks give more
named in honor of Charles Beals and Michael Con-         than $200 million and the Order ranks as one of the
ley. Both named scholarships will be awarded at          largest private providers of college scholarships-sec-
each of the local high schools in May. Our club is       ond only to the US Government!                              each year with an Annual Veterans Day BBQ, as
always looking for new members with a desire to             The Florida State Elks Association operates two          well as treat them to gift baskets of basic necessities
serve our community and its children. We meet            major projects, made possible by member and Lodge           during the holiday season. But that's only a glimpse
every Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. at Sanctuary         donations to the Harry-Anna Trust Fund. This fund           into the many wonderful programs Elks participate
Ridge on Hancock Rd in Clermont. For more infor-         supports the Florida Elks Children's Therapy Ser-           in. More information about the Benevolent and Pro-
mation, please call 407-446-3853.                        vices, which provides mobile rehabilitation therapy         tective Order of Elks at www.elks.org; or
                                                         for children across the state, regardless of their abili-   www.flelks.org. To find out more about your local
                                                         ty to pay. Florida's other major project is the Elks        Clermont-Groveland Elks Lodge, please call 352-
The Church at South Lake                                 Youth Camp in Umatilla. Located on 385 rolling              394-3918. Elks Care-Elks Share!
Dessert Bake-off                                         acres, the Youth Camp features beautiful lakes with
  The Alethes Student Ministry of the Church at          paddle-boating and fishing, an Aquatic Complex; vol-
South Lake is hosting the annual Dessert Bake-off        leyball, basketball and tennis courts, golf driving         South Lake FFA
sponsored by Bright House Networks and Central           range, miniature golf, archery range, athletic fields         Are you hungry for something hot and spicy or
Florida News 13. Award winning homemade                  and more. Camp fees are minimal, but again, no child        maybe something Sweet and buttery? Look no fur-
desserts will be on sale. To enter the bake-off or for   is turned away for their inability to pay, thanks to the    ther than the South Lake FFA booth. We will be
more information, contact Bryan Jerry at 352-243-        generosity of Florida's Elks Lodges and members.            serving hot boiled peanuts (regular or spicy) and
1155 or via the web at bjerry@churchatsouth                 Locally, the Clermont-Groveland Elks Lodge               sweet and buttery corn on the cob. We will also have
lake.org. Proceeds from the sale are going toward        works hard to benefit the youth and veterans in our         refreshing drinks, such as water and sodas. All pro-
scholarships for students participating in Youth         own community. Each year we raise funds for schol-          ceeds will go toward scholarships for South Lake
Force Clermont and Americamp.                            arships through our participation in Pig on the             FFA graduating seniors. The South Lake FFA
                                                         Pond, scholarship fund raisers and member dona-             Alumni will present the scholarships.
Cub Scout Pack 20                                        tions to the Lake-Sumter Community College                    The South Lake FFA Chapter is an organization
  Pack 20 Cub Scouts will be selling glow necklaces      Endowment. We are proud supporters of boy scouts            for students enrolled in agricultural courses at
at the event to earn money for scout scholarships to     and have an active Youth Activities and Hoop Shoot
camp and educational field trips and events. Pack 20     Committee. Additionally, we also honor our Veterans                        See NONPROFITS, 14

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