Charlotte County Florida Weekly


David Erlechman, Scot Burris and Brian Cassell COURTESY PHOTO

David Erlechman, Scot Burris and Brian Cassell COURTESY PHOTO

County offers Kids to Parks Day

Community Services will celebrate Kids to Parks Day from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 21, at Centennial Park Recreation Center, 1120 Centennial Blvd., Port Charlotte. The event highlights activities children can find throughout Charlotte County parks.

“We celebrate Kids to Parks Day because it is a great way to get kids outside and improve their mental and physical health,” said Charlotte County Recreation Superintendent Erin Murphy.

The event is free to attend. For information, contact Lonne Moore at Lonne. or 941-883-3582.

Military Heritage Museum hosts Memorial Day ceremony

The annual Memorial Day ceremony will take place on Monday, May 30, at Veterans Park in Punta Gorda, sponsored by the Charlotte County Veterans Council. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a reception at the Military Heritage Museum, 900 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. The museum will be open during the afternoon from noon to 4 p.m. Admission will be waived for all veterans.

For more information or reservations, see or call 941-575-9002.

Storm Smart raises funds for Ukraine

Storm Smart, the largest storm-protection and lifestyle-enhancement company in the state launched a campaign during the month of April to raise awareness and funds for Save the Children, a global humanitarian organization actively working to meet the urgent needs of children and their families in Ukraine. Storm Smart will be donating $72,300 in May to help aid the Save the Children relief efforts in war-torn Ukraine from the successful campaign.

“Storm Smart has long maintained a culture of caring among its employees, customers, and community,” said Scot Burris, CEO of Storm Smart Industries. “As a company and as a community, we need to provide support during the continuing humanitarian crisis, and it’s heartwarming to see such a monumental amount of support for the individuals of Ukraine.”

Storm Smart’s innovative products have launched the company to become the largest manufacturer and installer of code-approved hurricane protection products in Florida, with 90,000 customers in Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Guam, since opening its doors in Fort Myers in 1996. The company also has two showrooms in Southwest Florida, in Fort Myers and in Naples, and will be adding a new showroom in North Port in late summer.

For more information, call 239-938- 1000 or see ¦

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