Mother’s Day was filled with happy memories and the promise of a joyful future. Not surprisingly, the pandemic has made us acutely aware of something Moms do best – helping others. From the selfless acts of first responders to the working mothers who are now homeschooling, we are all stepping up to do our part in this unprecedented time. Helping others is a significant part of what makes living in Harbor Hills exceptional as well.
We are incredibly proud of the accomplishments of the Harbor Hills Ladies Charity. Although several key events were cancelled, the charity raised and distributed just under $25,000 this season. Proceeds benefit local charitable organizations such as Lake Hills School. The school serves 220 special needs students. “We are so grateful to have the support of the Harbor Hills Ladies Charity,” said Dr. Robin Meyers, Lake Hills principal. “ The donations have significantly helped fund the purchase of expensive equipment adapted for our special needs students.” Other recipients this season include the Christian Food Pantry, Fruitland Park Elementary, Community Medical Care Center, The Villages Elementary School, The Haven and Forward Path.
The entire Harbor Hills community is saddened by the loss of member Roger Wendelken. Ladies Charity Past President Sue Rice explains that Roger was an integral part of our many fundraisers. “His help and encouraging smile,” she said, “will be greatly missed.” Roger’s wife Ruth has requested that memorial contributions be donated to the Harbor Hills Ladies Charity so that his work can continue.
Congratulations to the new board members. They are: Ruth Palmer, President; Nancy Flood, VP; Leslie Nisun, Treasurer; Susie Connor, Secretary and Mary Johnson, Philanthropy. Heartfelt thanks to the outgoing board who generously served this season.