By Staff Reports
Local Civic Groups Represented in Rose Bowl Parade
(Jan. 1) Waking up on New Year’s Day, turning on the TV and watching the Rose Parade is a tradition for millions of Americans. But this year, in particular, members of two local organizations were among those glued to the screen, as their groups were represented.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., launched its centennial year with a
float in the parade This was the first time that a black Greek-letter organization participated in the 124 year history of the parade in Pasadena, Calif. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has at least two alumnae chapters in the local area.
Rotary International also had a float, which was themed “Peace Through Service” and featured a spinning globe, turning gears, lotus and cherry blossoms and a giant origami “peace crane.” The float symbolized the service projects done by the more than 1.2 million Rotarians in clubs in 210 countries. Rotary has several clubs in the local area, including two in Delray Beach.
New Year’s Resolution Open House at the gym
If you’re like many who think of getting fit for the New Year, then go immediately to The Gym 111. Their New Year’s Resolution Open House is scheduled for Jan. 12, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
All classes and day passes are complimentary and refreshments will be served. You also may talk with a training professional for help in resolving your fitness goals and challenges.
They’ll also be offering prizes along with membership specials including complimentary personal training sessions when you sign up. It’s all happening during their open house. Save a bundle and take advantage of a complimentary visit to this premier fitness club.
Call 561-274-7477 or visit their site www.thegym111.com for details.
Fundraiser to Benefit Firefighter’s Family
DELRAY BEACH – Delray Beach Fire-Rescue Benevolent will hold a pancake breakfast and yard sale on Jan. 12 to assist the family of a firefighter who died in November from brain cancer.
The Eric Patrie fundraiser will be from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Old School Square. Patrie leaves behind a wife and two young
Organizers need your clothes, furniture, sporting equipment, home goods, jewelry, toys, and any other donated item in good condition.
For more information, contact Paramedic John Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auction to Raise Money for Cancer Research
The Ponte Vecchio West Chapter of PAP Cancer Research presents Auction Night on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Sundy House,106 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach.
The 5th Biennial Auction will include items for live auction, silent auction, and raffle prizes. Vendors will offer a variety of merchandise for sale. Enjoy light hor d’oeuvres, desserts and coffee. A cash bar and valet parking will be available.
Admission is $25 per person (cash only).
PAP Corps is a registered 501(C)(3) organization.