On Friday, Dec 14, Palmetto Pines Country Club, which is also open to the public, Charlie Nagle, banquet manager and his staff, helped make the Gold Coast Estates Associations Board annual Christmas Dinner a successful and wonderful experience.
A special toy and food drive was part of the evening celebration for the benefit of Cape Coral Caring Center.
Over 100 G.C.E.A neighbors attended the dinner and donated a few hundred toys and food items in addition to $210 in cash.
The G.C.E.A. Board of Directors includes Laura Onzo, 2010-2012 Social Director, front left; Neil Wiley, vice president, front right; and, top row from left, Jane Nodine; Alane Bartnik; Wesley Stickel, secretary; Carolee Fellner and Patricia Packard, 2013 co-social directors; and Tom Scoop, treasurer.
The G.C.E.A issued a special thank you to all the volunteers and participating G.C.E.A. sponsors, including Palmetto Pines, LA Fitness, The Dog, Wilson Automotive, The Cafe, Goodyear (on Del Prado), Classy Glass by Sara Jane Nodine, Sue Exum P.A. RE/MAX Realty Group, Margie Cue Lawn and Landscaping Service, Cheetah printing and Signs, The Wallace Team Realty, Barry Lawrence Entertainment and special guests, Santa and Mrs. Claus (Frank and Rose Musco), for making the the holiday extravaganza dinner a successful and enjoyable evening.
Laura Onzo, outgoing G.C.E.A. social director noted that this past February, G.C.E.A.'s annual community garage sale yielded an abundance of books, magazines and music CDs that were donated to Cape Coral Public Library at the suggestion of Joan Simmons.
G.C.E.A. spring picnic and food drive coordinated by Wesley Stickel collected over 400 pounds of food and in cooperation and combined with the Everest Association's 130 pounds of food, donated well over 530 pounds of food items to Cape Coral Caring Center. Thanks also go out to SweetBay for supplying 5 cases of water for this event.
G.C.E.A. was founded in 1978 and is noted as the first neighborhood association in Cape Coral. G.C.E.A. also actively maintains a community beautification program headed by Chairman John Camp and a social network to promote its ongoing community activities. G.C.E.A. remains committed to enhance the beauty, safety and goodwill of the neighborhood.