April 2011 Newsletter

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A Day in the Park - Volunteer Appreciation Event

Our Interfaith Volunteers are invited to join us for a beautiful day in the park, as we celebrate all the good works Interfaith Emergency Services provides to the community through our volunteers!  Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. There will be special entertainment for your enjoyment.  Lunch will be provided.

Date: April 16, 2011

Time: 11am - 1pm

Place: Sholom Park, 6840 SW 80th Avenue, Ocala 34481

Directions: From SR 200, turn onto SE 80th Avenue - The Canopy Oak Center with the Publix is on the corner, and the sign for On Top of the World Communities.  The park is 2.3 miles on the left.

Please RSVP to Sonya at 352.629.8868 x33 no later than April 8, 2011.

Saturday, April 16, 2011 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Praise with a Purpose Benefit Concert

Don't miss our first benefit concert on the Ocala Downtown Square, as Christian band Shameless Faith takes the stage on May 14 from 5pm-8pm.  The event is to raise awareness in the community for helping the homeless and families in need in Marion County.  There will be food, entertainment and events for the kids.  T-shirts will be on sale and donations will be accepted.

KIDZFX will be there with fun games for the whole family and face painting. Come to find out more about their Character Counts Summer Day Camp.  The Lions Club will be there as well offering items such as hamburgers and funnel cakes!

We would like to thank our generous corporate sponsors for their help in promoting and funding our event: 

  • Platinum Sponsor:    Daniel Hightower, Esquire    website: danhightower.com
  • Platinum Sponsor:    Church @ the Springs   website:   thesprings.net
  • Platinum Sponsor:    Ocala Star Banner    website: Ocala.com
  • Silver Sponsor:         Edwards Construction   website:  edwardsconstruction.com

Thank you to the following generous sponsors who donated in kind to help promote our event:

  • jjfields   jjfields.com
  • Silver Springs Lions Club  lionsclubs.org
  • PartyTime Rentals    partytimerentals.com  
  • Ocala Carriage and Tours   ocalacarriage.com
  • Central Christian Church    centralchristianocala.org
  • Signs Unlimited    signsunlimitedocala.com
  • KidzFX   kidzfx.com
  • Ray's Outdoor Advertising
  • Lamar  lamar.com
  • Veolia     veoliaes.com

We are looking for corporate sponsorship for the event at Platinum, Gold and Silver levels.  For more information how your organization can get involved, please contact Sonya at 352.629.8868 x33 or sonya@iesmarion.org.

Saturday, May 14, 2011 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

March 2011 Newsletter

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February 2011 Newsletter

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Ocala Open Charity Pro-Am

Candler Hills Golf Club will host the 5th annual Ocala Open in March 2011. The event will be a three day tournament, playing Wednesday through Friday with a Pro-Am scheduled for Tuesday. The 2011 Ocala Open will benefit the local charities: Interfaith Emergency Services and Hospice of Marion County, Inc. For more information see ocalaopen.com or call Sonya at 629-8868 x33.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 12:00pm to Friday, March 18, 2011 - 3:30am

New Interfaith Leader Ready to Roll Up Sleeves

Karla Grimsley outside Interfaith

Karla Grimsley follows longtime director Gary Linn, who retired in Sept. Grimsley, 44, started the new job Monday. She comes at the start of the agency's peak season, when it's juggling requests for assistance from those in need. She follows Interfaith's longtime director Gary Linn, who retired in September. "I'm getting acclimated with everything. I plan to work in each area over the next two weeks to learn each department," Grimsley said.


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