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July 14, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Community Fun Day and Diabetes Forum July 29

at Mt. Hermon Ministries

R.I.C.O. (Redeeming Influence Community Outreach), 501c (3), will present the annual Community Fun Day and Diabetes Forum, in conjunction with Mount Hermon Ministries and Lee Health, Saturday, July 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mount Hermon Ministries is at 2856 Douglas Ave., Fort Myers.

The event will headlined by a backpack giveaway, medical and dental screenings, Harry Chapin, free lunch (stir fry) and giveaways. A stage showcasing live entertainment and a game area will keep the entire family occupied for the day.

The Book Bag Giveaway will assist families with getting their children ready for school by providing colorful book bags filled with school supplies.

There will also have a bicycle and helmet giveaway, free haircuts for the boys, dental exams, video game bus, dunk tank, snow cones, fire truck, face painting and a bounce house.

The adults will enjoy free diabetes/medical screenings and education, giveaways of household goods, fruit and vegetable distribution, live entertainment and free hot lunch for all.

This event is being presented by R.I.C.O., Mt. Hermon Ministries, Lee Health, Pepsi Beverages Co., Lee Pitts Live, Joe North Law Firm, Midwest Food Bank, Harry Chapin Food Bank, Costco Wholesale, Partners For Breast Cancer Care, Inc., Safe Kids, Publix and Coca-Cola Beverages Florida

About R.I.C.O.:

The RICO Board exists to fill the vacuum and stem the tide of neglect in blighted and impoverished communities throughout the City of Fort Myers. In short, we seek to achieve this through "Community, Con-nection and Commitment." Its goal is to have a redeeming influence upon those in the community who are frequently underserved, underemployed, poorly housed, homeless, neglected and often forgotten. For more: or call 239-334-8075

Next Level Church to partner with local organizations for Serve Day

Next Level Church is partnering with the Boys and Girls Club in three Lee County communities on Serve Day, July 15.

Serve Day is an opportunity for thousands of people around the nation to go out into their communities and show the love of God in practical ways by serving others. Currently over 370 churches around the United States are planning to participate in this annual event.

On July 15, Next Level Church will participate in Serve Day by teaming up with the Boys and Girls Club to host Project Back to School. As a result of this project, approximately 1,800 Lee County children will be able to confidently start the new school year with the supplies they need for classroom success and a backpack to carry those supplies. Additionally, children will be provided haircuts and health check-ups and have the opportunity to get a new pair of shoes.

Project Back to School will serve the county at the following locations, starting at 10:30 a.m.:

* 3637 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers

* 1262 Wings Way, Lehigh Acres

* 26120 Pueblo Bonito Blvd., Bonita Springs

Next Level Church has been serving Southwest Florida since 2002. NLC currently has locations in Fort Myers, Gateway and Coconut Point. In keeping with their core value of "Serve All, Love All", they partner with key organizations to make life better for people locally and around the world.

To learn more about Next Level Church, visit or call 239-274-3755.



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