NFM Civic Association: Gearing up for Christmas, early and traditional
Even though it is the first week in June, Christmas is on tap as a major topic for the North Fort Myers Civic Association.
Not only is the North Fort Myers Civic Association working on one Christmas project, we are actually working on two, with one of them taking place right now and running through the middle of summer.
The North Fort Myers Civic Association has again teamed up with our North Fort Myers Coalition partners, the North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, and the North Fort Myers Rotary, in joining Ellsworth Heating and Cooling for a second straight year for the Ellsworth Heating and Cooling “Christmas in July” giveaway.
Will Barnes, president of Ellsworth Heating and Cooling has again for 2019 donated three Air Conditioning Units in the names of the North Fort Myers Civic Association, The North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, and the North Fort Myers Rotary to be given away to three North Fort Myers families or residents who may be in need of a brand new unit for their home.
To find out details and requirements on how to register for one of these units, simply go to our North Fort Myers Civic Association website at NFMCIVIC.COM and click on the A/C giveaway link.
The units complete with installation will be given away during a ceremony at Ellsworth Heating and Cooling at a date in July to be announced in the very near future.
While the Christmas topic is still a major theme for the North Fort Myers Civic Association, we are also in the planning stages of our second annual Community Christmas event to be held Saturday Dec. 7, at the Rotary Park Pavilion located directly behind the Recreation Center main complex.
Our 2019 event will have some major changes from our first event. We will share that information very soon once plans are finalized with the Lee County Parks Department, and our Community Christmas partners. We know you will enjoy the new format we have planned.
In looking ahead to 2020 we have already started planning for our major fundraiser that of the the second annual North Fort Myers Civic Association / Signarama-North / All-American Printing Wiffle Ball Bash to be held Saturday Feb. 8.
We are truly excited that Bruce and Darleen Vanderveen owners of Signarama North / All-American Printing located just east of Weavers Corner on Bayshore Road, enthusiastically signed on as our Title Sponsor again for a second straight year after the tremendous success of our inaugural event.
We will be hosting an open players, team, and sponsor meeting for our second annual Wiffle Ball Bash on Saturday July 13 from noon -3 p.m. at The Farm at Victory Lane at the intersection of Hancock Bridge Parkway and Orange Grove Boulevard.
We will be gathering input from those who were involved in our 2019 tournament and also offering information for those who may be interested in becoming involved at our 2020 tournament as either a team, player, volunteer, or sponsor. A lunch social will be held from noon -1p.m. followed by a Sponsor/ Player information meeting from 1-3 p.m.
If you or anyone you may know may be interested in attending, please RSVP to NFMDoug@gmail.com before Friday, July 12.
Another North Fort Myers Civic Association project that was voted on and unanimously approved by our Board of Directors at out May meeting was to start the creation of a Community Butterfly Garden to be located near the Rotary Park area at the North Fort Myers Recreation Center.
Board Member Michelle Ayres will be heading up this project on behalf of the North Fort Myers Civic Association, as she has developed and constructed Butterfly Gardens for various organizations in Lee County. Michelle is an expert in the Butterfly field, and she has already “hit the ground running” in establishing what we feel will be a great and educational benefit to the North Fort Myers Recreation Center and our community.
If you would like to become involved and help out with the Butterfly Garden, please email us at NFMCivic@gmail.com
The North Fort Myers Civic Association has also been involved in community and code enforcement issues in North Fort Myers. We have been able to gain results in getting the potholes at Hancock Square rectified, as well as other code enforcement issues for North Fort Myers.
For information about the North Fort Myers Civic Association please go to our website at NFMCIVIC.Com and also like us on Facebook at North Fort Myers Civic Association for up to date information regarding issues concerning North Fort Myers.
– Doug Dailey is the president North Fort Myers Civic Association