When you come to our Celebration, remember those in your community that are less fortunate during the holiday season. Please bring Non-Perishable food or New (Unwrapped) Toys for Kids ages 3 to 8.
Holiday Food: Items needed always:
Green Beans Peanut butter
Chicken Broth Vegetables
Cream soup Pasta
Cranberry Sauce Pasta Sauce
Sweet potato or pumpkin Beans
Mashed potatoes Canned Pasta
Olives/Pickles Hygiene products
We Thank You for your Kindness!
For Rules and Drop Off Locations please click on the Blue link below!
Meet the Award Winning Artists who will be recreating the winning cards!
from Left to Right: Roger Deering, Colin Peck, Hal Klingler
“Roger Deering, a Maine native, decided to pursue a long-desired dream in the field of art after serving 20 years in the United States Air Force and another 20 in the U.S. Postal Service. After retirement Roger attended many art workshops and joined three art associations where he sold many of his paintings. Many of his paintings reflect the many places he has traveled. Since moving to Florida in 2014, he has focused his art work along the coast using the palette knife technique only in his oil paintings.”
“Colin Peck specializes in transportation, architectural and seascape painting in both oils and acrylics. He moved to Cape Coral in 2016 from his native England and has been working in public relations for more then 40 years and has written some 9 car and truck-related books, as well as writing 100's of features for car and truck magazines around the world.”
“Hal obtained his BFA (Bachelor's of Fine Arts) from the University of Toledo, majoring in Painting, Drawing and Art History with a minor in Printmaking and Design. Currently, Hal features Florida Flora and Fauna genre in his paintings after moving from the Midwest to Cape Coral in 2011. Presently, Hal is an active member of the Cape Coral Art League (CCAL) and volunteers on their Board. His early employment was in commercial art. He recently retired from a Fortune 100 company in their Sales and Marketing Department. He is enjoying his retirement with painting, volunteering as well as enjoying his boat.
Meet the Judges of the Card Contest!
From Left to Right: Councilwoman Marilyn Stout, Recreation Superintendent Keith Locklin, City Manager John Szerlag
Marilyn has lived in six states and two foreign countries; and the best place is right here she says, and she have lived here for 35 years now. Holds a bachelor's in Public Administration from Barry University. She has served on the Lee Health board for 14 years and is in her second service on the City Council. For nine years Marilyn was a member of the Municipal Charter School Governing Board, four of those years as Chair. Her husband is retired Army and a fishing guide.
Keith Locklin has been the Recreation Superintendent for the City of Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Department for 12 years and began his career with the City in 1994. He received his B.S in Business from Hodges University and his M.P.A. from FGCU. He’s a graduate of two prestigious National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) schools, The Revenue Development & Management School (2008) and the NRPA Directors School (2016). When he isn’t providing transportation services for his active son, he can be found attending the many, great programs and events offered in the community.
John Szerlag has been Cape Coral’s city manager since May 2012. He serves as the Executive Director of the South Cape Community Redevelopment Agency, and is also currently a member of the International City Management Association. Szerlag holds a Master’s degree in urban affairs from the University of Detroit, and a Bachelor’s degree in administration from Ferris State College. John has published two articles on local government management and taught a graduate course at Oakland University.