Cheers to the Sulzbacher Center and Old Navy in the River City Marketplace for once again teaming up to hold a "Back to School" shopping event for children who receive services from the Sulzbacher Village, which provides housing for local homeless families.
Each child was able to spend $50 on new Old Navy clothing that was deeply discounted, and all of the kids later enjoyed an afternoon of activities that included food, games, face painting and a talent show.
And let's applaud the numerous volunteers from Prudential who judged the talent show and also served hot dogs and hamburgers to the children.
Great work, everyone!
Hispanic festival returns
Cheers to the second edition of the Hispanic Culture Film Festival, which will take place Oct. 3 through Oct. 6 at the Corazon Cinema and Café in St. Augustine.
The inaugural version of the Hispanic Culture Film Festival was held in the Downtown Main Library last year, so "Bravo!" to organizer Eugenio Maslowski and the festival's many sponsors and backers for expanding the celebration to St. Augustine.
Luncheon on city's NFL effort
Bravo to the Jacksonville Historical Society for hosting an Aug. 27 "Lunch & Learn" session on the history of Jacksonville's successful effort to obtain an NFL team.
Longtime philanthropist, civic figure and Haskell Co. founder Preston Haskell will be the featured speaker for the lunch; Haskell was part of the “Touchdown Jacksonville!” community campaign that worked to land the Jaguars franchise, which began NFL play in 1995.
The luncheon will be in the Old St. Andrew’s Event Venue on A. Philip Randolph Boulevard; to register for it, call the Jacksonville Historical Society at (904) 665-0064.