+ Edgewood Children’s Ranch
In lieu of receiving birthday presents, brothers Gavin and Sam Funk, 5 and 9, respectively, asked for friends and family to make donations to Edgewood Children’s Ranch.
The boys, both born April 25, dropped off $495 to the ranch recently, and there to accept the money was Gaby Acks, director of Business & Development, and Stuart Eldridge, executive director.
+ W.O. Chamber of Commerce
The West Orange Chamber of Commerce will host its Chamber 411: “Building Better Business Relationships with the WOCC” from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Winter Garden City Commission Chambers, 300 W. Plant St., Winter Garden.
Gain insight from other professionals on developing meaningful, long-lasting business relationships and hear from the chamber team on how it can help.
During this Chamber 411, members will share their tips and tricks for giving and receiving leads, and then the chamber will highlight resources available to help members optimize those leads by converting them into valuable business relationships.
Series sponsor is Lek Technology Consultants, session sponsor is Aflac: Denise Fisher, and venue sponsor is the city of Winter Garden.
OneBlood’s bloodmobile will be accepting donations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at Health Central Hospital, 10000 West Colonial Drive, Ocoee.
There is no substitute for human blood. When you donate blood with OneBlood, you are making an immediate contribution to the health and welfare of your community. Blood is needed by patients facing planned and unplanned medical procedures, trauma victims, cancer patients and premature babies.
Donations will help an ill or injured patient within a few days. The turn-around is that fast; the need is constant.
To make an appointment, visit bit.ly/1KvtKhL. You will see the blood drive appointment schedule. Select a time that you wish to donate. Once you choose a time, you will be directed to the website to log in. Enter your username and password. If you have forgotten either your username or password, click on the links located below the submit button.
If you have any questions call 1-888-936-6283. For more information about OneBlood, visit OneBlood.org. For more information about the Health Central drive, contact Brenda Labattaglia at [email protected].
+ American Legion Post 63
The American Legion Post 63 in Winter Garden holds Bingo Night at 6:30 p.m. every Monday.
The post building, located at 271 W. Plant St, Winter Garden, is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, and veterans are invited to drop by for coffee and conversation. A lunch menu is available.
Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month.
The legion is looking for historical articles, pictures or memorabilia about Post 63. Anyone with items to donate or loan can call (407) 656-6361.
The post has dry chemical fire extinguishers and 3- by 5-foot American Flags for $15. Proceeds benefit local and national charities.
Email [email protected] for more information.
+ Matthew’s Hope Ministries
Jerry Pegram, owner of Tri & Run of Winter Garden, presented Matthew’s Hope founder Scott Billue with some much-needed funds.
This year’s Four on the Fourth Race through Oakland raised more than $1,000 for the homeless ministry and 50 Bags of Blessings filled with items needed for those served through the ministry.
For more information visit MatthewsHopeMinsitries.org or call (407) 905-9500.
West Orange Duplicate Bridge Club
Results for July 23
N-S: 1. J. and R. Jett 2. B. Ballenger – C. Baldwin 3. S. Kmiec – S. Horovitz 4. E. Quinn – J. Thompson 5. M. and J. Chilton; E-W: 1. H. Parker – M. Lesnik 2. Y. Peabody – A. Boney 3. V. Oberaitis – J. Muzeni 4. L. Meador – J. Winegard 5. B. and R. Blair.