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2016 Rat Pack Reunion Raises $140K10/25/2016

Nearly 400 individuals attended the sixth annual Rat Pack Reunion on October 21, 2016 at Skopelos as New World in support of Council on Aging of West Florida and its programs. At the event, four local business leaders including DeeDee Davis, Joe Durant, Sheriff David Morgan, and Ray Russenberger, were honored for their leadership and service to the community.

%u201CThe gala was a fabulous success,%u201D said Angela Moore, co-chair of the Rat Pack Reunion Committee. %u201CFrom the gorgeous dcor, delicious dinner by Chef Gus Silivos, master of ceremonies Brent Lane, videos by WEAR ABC 3, roasting of our rats and dancing to the tunes of Ol%u2019 Blue Eyes%u2026 we could not have asked for a more exciting way to celebrate these generous community leaders while raising support for local seniors.%u201D 

This year%u2019s Rat Pack Reunion tradition included the third annual Rat Race 5K in Downtown Pensacola. The gala and 5K raised $140,000 for Council on Aging.

Sponsoring at the Golden Nugget level are Pete Moore Automotive; Escambia County Sheriff%u2019s Office; Jim and Ann Neal; Jewelers Trade Shop; Home Instead Senior Care; Teri Levin; TLC Caregivers; WEAR ABC 3/WFGX MyTV 35; Ballinger Publishing; Ideaworks; Cat Country 98.7/NewsRadio1620; Skopelos at New World; The Studer Foundation; Ray and Valerie Russenberger; Emerald Coast Hospice; McGuire Management Group; Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty, & Proctor, P.A.; Joe and Tracey Durant; McAlpin Group / Wendy%u2019s Co.; DUH for Garden and Home; John L. Peacock, Jr, CFP, CRPC Financial Advisor; Charlie and Fran Switzer; The Bear Family Foundation; and Joe Patti%u2019s Seafood.

Sponsoring at the Flamingo level are Great Southern Restaurants; Levin Rinke Resort Realty; Ed and Esther Turner; Covenant Care; Impact Campaigns; and Fabadashery.

Sponsoring at the Sands level are John B. Clark; Robert and Angela Mills; Capt. Flack and Kathleen Logan; Lamar Advertising; Meg Burke Photography; Coastal Bank & Trust; Lois B. Lepp, Attorney, P.A.; Valley Services; Spencer Law; Baptist Health Care; Health First Network; Sammy%u2019s Management; Sacred Heart Health System; Hancock Bank; Tom and Katrina Pace; A. Downing Gray & Company; Moose and Lynn Morris; and McMahon Hadder Insurance.

For more information about the Rat Pack Reunion or to sign up to support next year%u2019s event, contact Brandi Gomez at 850.432.1475 or email bgomez@coawfla.org.


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