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Rat Pack Reunion Raises $100K for Council on Aging10/29/2014

Rat Pack Reunion Raises $100K for Council on AgingNearly 300 individuals attended the fourth annual Rat Pack Reunion on October 24, 2014, in support of Council on Aging of West Florida and its programs. At the event, four local business leaders including Larry %u201CMoose%u201D Morris, Jack Nobles, Tom Pace, Jr. and Jim Rigsbee, were honored for their leadership and service to the community.

%u201CEverything came together just beautifully,%u201D said Jennifer Cole, chair of the Rat Pack Reunion Committee. %u201CFrom the gorgeous room dcor to the hilarious 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 an inaugural Rat Race 5K walk/run and a raffle for a pair of his and hers Rolex watches courtesy of Jewelers Trade Shop. The gala, 5K and raffle raised more than $100,000 for Council on Aging.

Sponsoring at the Gold Nugget level were Jewelers Trade Shop; Mainline Art House; Jim Neal; WEAR ABC 3; Cat Country 98.7/NewsRadio 1620; Pete Moore Chevrolet; Ballinger Publishing; Ideawrks; The Studer Foundation; The Kugelman Foundation; McAlpin Group/Bo and Gay Carter; Teri Levin/Levin Rinke Resort Realty; Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty & Proctor, P.A.; Moose and Lynn Morris; Tom and Katrina Pace; Casino Beach Bar and Grille; Joe Patti%u2019s Seafood; New World Landing; Brian and Crystal Spencer and DUH for garden and home.

Sponsoring at the Flamingo level were Appetite for Life; Clark Partington Hart Larry Bond and Stackhouse; Travis and Tara Peterson, TLC Caregivers and Home Instead Senior Care.

Sponsoring at the Sands level were John B. Clark; John L. Peacock, Jr, CFP, CRPC Financial Advisor; Baptist Health Care; Pensacola Apothecary; Robert and Angela Mills; Capt. Flack and Mrs. Kathleen Logan; Coastal Bank and Trust; Hancock Bank; Richard M. Tuten; Vicki Baroco; Carmen Jones Photography; Lamar Advertising; Ed and Esther Turner; Valley Foods, Inc.; Escambia County Sheriff%u2019s Office, David Morgan, Sheriff, Nursefinders and Sole Inn and Suites.

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

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