Seacoast’s Party in the Park raises funds for FOOLS AS ONE

VERO BEACH — Seacoast National Bank hosted its first annual “Party in the Park” event at its SR 60 branch in Vero Beach on Saturday, October 16. FOOLS AS ONE (Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society), the nonprofit recipient of event proceeds, joined the bank to organize the inaugural event. Community safety was this year’s theme with highlights including “touch a truck” displays, fire safety demonstrations. Crafts and games included pumpkin decorating, sand art, spin art Frisbees and carnival games for children of all ages.

Additionally, nonperishable food donations were accepted in lieu of admission fee for the Bill Brooks’ Food for Families holiday food drive, which is currently underway from Palm Beach to Indian River County through November 22, is co-sponsored by Seacoast National Bank and WPTV Channel 5.  Donations for the food drive can be made at any Seacoast National Bank location. Indian River County donations will be delivered to Harvest Food & Outreach Center for the Emergency Food Box pantry and distributed to families in need during the holiday season.

FOOLS AS ONE is a 501c3 nonprofit organization comprised of currently employed, retired and volunteer firefighter members.  The FOOLS mission is to “enable, embrace and give us strength to assist our own and our local community in their time of need.”

FOOLS outreach programs include “After the Fire Program” that provides assistance to families that are victims of devastating fires, “Stop Drop and Roll Literacy” that rewards students for reading achievements with a ride to school in a FOOLS fire truck, and “It’s a FOOLS Christmas” that provides gifts to families in need during the holidays. Additionally, FOOLS members volunteer their time assisting other area nonprofits where and when there is a need. Visit www.foolsasone.com to learn more. {igallery 285}

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