Gary Lubitz, from left, Caleb Cox, David Cox, Emily Cox and Richard Frattarelli, along with the table full of toys that Emily collected.
Members of Burnt Store Presbyterian's congregation wrapping gifts for children.
Bob Hahn, left, and Bill Sweetman, members of Punta Gorda Elks Lodge 2606, pick up bags of toys from Toys for Tots to deliver with food baskets to needy families in Charlotte County for Christmas.
Members of the St. Andrews South Golf Club collected donations again this year for the Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies, during their December luncheon meeting. These gifts will brighten the holidays for families served by CARE. Lois Bolger and Janet Proudfoot delivered the collected items to Kathy Mena, operations leader at CARE.
Congratulations to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office District 4 Commander, Lt. Michael Anderson. He recently graduated from the FBI National Academy Program in Quantico, Va., according to a release from the Sheriff’s Office. Anderson was one of 260 who graduated in the FBI’s 251st session. It consisted of law enforcement officers from 49 states, 29 countries, four military organizations and six federal civilian organizations.
Speaking of the Sheriff’s Office, congratulations go out to sheriff-elect Bill Prummell. He recently was one of 15 to graduate from the Florida Sheriffs Association’s New Sheriffs Institute Training in Tallahassee held Dec. 2-7, according to a release from the CCSO. The program is held every four years following elections, and provides critical resources and training for the newly elected sheriffs and their command staff.
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