Media release: The Kiwanis Club of Rome would like to sincerely thank the community of Rome and Floyd County for the generous support of the club’s annual Peach Sale fundraiser. This was the 11th year of the club’s annual peach sale. The club pre-sold over 440 full boxes of peaches generating over $8,000 in proceeds, which will be used solely for scholarships to be given this year to local high school students. “The Peach Sale fundraiser is something that is anticipated by this community, and we hope it’s at least partially because of the scholarships we are able to provide to our local students and not just because we are able to purchase high-quality, extremely fresh, delicious Georgia peaches. Whatever the reason, we’re extremely grateful for each peach purchase, big or small,” says Club President Keith Mickler.
For the second year in a row, the peaches were sourced from Jaemore Farms near Gainesville, GA, and delivered to State Mutual Stadium for distribution by the club. “Jaemore Farms has been very supportive of our fundraiser and goes above and beyond to help us manage the sheer quantity of peaches we purchase,” Mickler says.
From Faith & Deeds Community Health Clinic: We had such a fun time at this year’s Tomato Sandwich Supper Fundraiser, but more importantly, we raised almost $18,000! With this, we will be able to continue to provide quality healthcare to our patients and perhaps even add new patients!
Blood Assurance announces Ken Pence of First Bank Mortgage is the new chairman of the Rome Advisory Board. Born and raised in Rome, Pence spent six years serving in the U.S. Navy, and then returned home where he married his wife, Kathy, of 20 years. They have two sons, one at Berry College and the other at Pepperell High School. Pence began his career in the mortgage business with First Bank in 2014 where he works directly with individuals to assist them in the journey of purchasing a home. His role as chairman of the Blood Assurance Rome Advisory Board is certainly not his first in serving the Rome community. His former work with the Rome Jaycees as well as being a mentor and volunteer in the Pepperell Community. “We are grateful to have Ken on the Advisory Board as our new chairman,” said Mandy Perry, Blood Assurance Community Liaison, “and look forward to his leadership and enthusiasm to grow the awareness and local efforts of Blood Assurance in providing a safe and adequate supply of blood and blood products to every area patient in need.”
The FrontLine Awards luncheon sponsored annually the the Noon Optimist Club, Kiwanis Club of Rome, Rome Lions Club and Seven Hills Rotary Club will be held at noon, next Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Coosa Country Club. Recognition will be given to one nominee each from the Rome-Floyd County Fire Department, Floyd County 911 Center, Floyd Medical Center EMS and Redmond Regional Medical Center EMS. FrontLine is a companion program to the annual Respect for Law awards sponsored annually by the four civic groups recognizing outstanding members of the law enforcement community.