By Mike Welch
EAST LEE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will hold its 2021 Gala on June 19th at the Plantation Golf & Country Club beginning at 6:00 p.m. This yearly event was postponed from its usual January date because of COVID19 restrictions and the feeling that many would not attend due to the circumstances at the time. The June 2021 Gala will be a celebration in modified form as the 2022 Gala in January is around the corner. Our teachers will be honored and schools in Alva and Gateway will join us for the first time. For more information call the Chamber Office at 239-369-3322 or see www.ELCCOC.org
SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO offers a concerning and detailed column on the ATV issue in Eastern Lee County and the abuses and behavior as well property damage that is occurring in the area. The damage to private and public property is now significant. In particular the lands owned by the Lehigh Acres Municipal District are seeing damage to storm water structures that has become costly to repair – and we are entering storm season. Sheriff Marceno offers a warning as his team in the East enhance enforcement.
Carolyn Peplow of Lehigh Acres Community Services outlines several programs for the summer as well as a report on Center activities over the past several months. Backpack and school supply events will be held beginning in late June. While tax season has ended volunteers though the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program will still be available by calling the office at 239-369-5818. The food pantry will be open through the summer. For more information call 239-369-5818 or see www.lehighcommunityservices.com
Major Brenda offers an announcement on a Hurricane Prep Event the Salvation Army is hosting on June 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at the Salvation Army Lehigh Office located at 25 Homestead Road #42 in the Lehigh Town Centre. Call 239-491-6071 for more information.
Wishing all a great early summer!
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