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.
"The gala was a fabulous success," said Angela Moore, co-chair of the Rat Pack Reunion Committee. "From the gorgeous decor, 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' Blue Eyes...we could not have asked for a more exciting way to celebrate these generous community leaders while raising support for local seniors."
This year's 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's 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's 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's 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's 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's event, contact Brandi Gomez at 850.432.1475 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council on Aging of West Florida is compliant with the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability. Learn more at www.bbb.org.