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First Responders

Memorial Day, like everything else this year, is different in the Age of the Coronavirus. With others or apart, today we reflect on the sacrifices of our military. From small acts of kindness to major donations, we are also united in the fight to end this pandemic. The outpouring of gratitude to those on these front lines takes many creative and heartfelt forms.

Examples are plentiful. The staffs at nearby healthcare facilities are treated to lunch by local restaurants including Chick Fil A, Jersey Mikes and Firehouse Subs. A local pizza eatery provides pies to Central Florida Regional Hospital as well as donations to local fire and police stations. The YMCA of Central Florida offers no-cost childcare to frontline workers. Even pets are supported! The Pet Alliance distributes free dog and cat food for those in need of a helping paw.

Children are doing their part too, creating baskets of hygiene items for nursing home residents. Leesburg High Senior Kamryn Reynolds holds the title of Miss Leesburg. She hosts several local TV programs with crafts and stories specifically for kids at this difficult time. Neighbors are stepping up to help neighbors. In Harbor Hills, neighbors pick up groceries, medications and essentials for others. Thanks again to our talented mask makers, Roseann Cochran, Nancy Flood, Lynne Young, Linda Fulkrod and Carol Vance.

This Friday and Saturday, Harbor Hills proudly gives back to our local heroes. Join us for a fun 4-person scramble with box lunch and prizes included. The tournament will raise funds to benefit our local first responders including police, firefighters, EMT’s and healthcare workers. This is our opportunity to thank those who risk their lives to keep us safe. Please join us. Call the Pro Shop at 352-753-7711.

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