Seashore Youngsters Basis award scholarships, plan Christmas Gala | Information, Sports activities, Jobs – FORT MYERS

The Seashore Youngsters Basis has been busy this summer time – awarding scholarships, planning for this 12 months’s Golden Coconuts Award and dealing on the primary Spirit of the Holidays Christmas Gala since COVID-19 pressured the favored occasion right into a two-year hiatus.

“We’re proud to announce that we had 16 candidates for our Basis scholarships this 12 months and all 16 have been awarded $1,000 every,” mentioned Basis President Linda Beasley. “These funds could be utilized to the scholars’ college or enterprise college, and we’ve got Seashore Youngsters attending colleges from close by Florida SouthWestern College to as far-off as Arizona State. 4 of our children are even persevering with on to graduate college.”

Scholarship recipients

This 12 months’s scholarship recipients are:

– Madison Tezak

– Arden Fancher

– Cameron Fancher

– Annelisa Swiersz

– Bobbi Leonard

– Kailyn Haataja

– Keara Haataja

– Bridget Myers

– Katrina Schiel

– Ben Faircloth

– Kacie Faircloth

– Victoria Weeg

– Sydney Schiel

– Emma Stam

– Riley Catlett

– Joseph Didier

Golden Coconut Award

The Seashore Youngsters Basis is subsequent wanting ahead to deciding on a 12 months for this 12 months’s Golden Coconut Award someday subsequent month at a ceremony held at Seashore Elementary Faculty.

“We began giving this award again in 1990 as a technique to honor our native academics,” Beasley mentioned. The concept for the award took place one afternoon as board members mentioned Lee County’s Golden Apple award and easy methods to convey an honor like that to island academics. “The children find it irresistible,” she mentioned. “Earlier than we announce the winner, we learn a bio of the instructor and so they at all times determine it out and begin saying the academics’ title earlier than we’re by.”

Return of the Spirit of the Holidays Christmas Gala

Beasley introduced the return of the Spirit of the Holidays Christmas Gala. The gala, which sells out yearly, might be held Dec. 2 at DiamondHead Seashore Resort.

The gala incorporates a scrumptious dinner in a vacation setting the place contributors bid on presents donated by native companies – every little thing from spa therapies to 3-day evening stays at native resorts – with all of the proceeds going to profit native youngsters. “We have been pressured to place the occasion on maintain throughout the pandemic, however this 12 months it’s coming again and we’re all very excited,” she mentioned.

Ticket gross sales begin on October 15. The inspiration can be planning a pancake breakfast with the Fort Myers Seashore hearth division and delivering vacation presents to island households on the hearth truck.

“Keep tuned for extra particulars on these occasions and extra,” mentioned Beasley. “It’s so fantastic to work with this group serving to our seashore youngsters. We all know that everybody is able to get out and have a good time – so are we.”

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