Horizons Savannah Announces Grab a Bag for Kids Event, Charity Luncheon and Purse Auction

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Horizons Savannah Announces Grab a Bag for Kids Event, Charity Luncheon and Purse Auction

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannahannounces the 6th annual charity luncheon and purse auction called, Grab a Bag for Kids, will take place on Friday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah Golf Club, located at 1661 E President St.

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New for 2018, the event will host pop-up shops from Kendra Scott and Charleston Shoe Company with a portion of the sales benefiting Horizons. Featured bags includes gently-used vintage and new designer handbags, bags from new local designer Garland Bags, clutches, evening bags, totes, beach bags and leather backpacks.

A silent auction will kick off the event at 11 a.m. with lunch being served at noon. The tickets are $35 per person or $350 for a table of 10.

“This is the must-attend event of the Fall season,” said Christy Edwards, Horizons SavannahExecutive Director. “It’s a fun lunch that brings together our community to support Horizons Savannah, shop for some beautiful handbags, and new this year even purchase some great shoes and jewelry to match!”

Grab a Bag for Kids offers sponsorship opportunities for businesses as well. The different levels include Prada at $250, Dior at $500 and Chanel at $1,000. Donations are also still being accepted for the bag auction. For more information on sponsorship or donations, contact Christy Edwards at 912-961-8854.

For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction, visit http://www.horizonssavannah.orgor call 912-961-8854.

ABOUT HORIZONS SAVANNAH
Recognized as one of America’s best summer learning programs, Horizons Savannahat Savannah Country Day School, Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Bethesda Academy and St. Andrew’s School welcomes over 250 low-income students each summer to a six-week summer enrichment program that helps prevent “summer slide”: the loss-of-learning that occurs during the summer. By providing a safe and nurturing environment, recreational and cultural activities, nutritious meals and snacks, caring professional teachers and creative, challenging instruction, we unlock a student’s potential to achieve. During the program, students gain an average of two months’ growth in reading and three months’ growth in math. For more information, please contact Horizons SavannahExecutive Director Christy Edwards at 912-961-8854or info@horizonssavannah.org. You can also visit our website at http://horizonssavannah.org/, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/horizonssav/.

Contact:
Christy Edwards, Executive Director
912-961-8854
info@horizonssavannah.org

Media Contact:
Elizabeth Poole
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.695.4791
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com

Cinnamon Bear Presents Check to MARNE

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Cinnamon Bear Presents Check to MARNE

The Cinnamon Bear Stores Presents Donation of More Than $1,000 to Marne Community and Spouses Club of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Cinnamon Bear Stores, a family-owned group of high-end gift markets serving the Southeast for more than 20 years, has donated $1,040 to the MARNE Community and Spouses’ Club of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, a 501©3 non-profit, social and welfare organization that supports the military community through social outreach, academic scholarships and welfare grants.

The donation came from proceeds raised during the Cinnamon Bear Stores grand opening celebrations for their new location in the Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn St.

“Opening our store in this new destination location offering more upscale merchandise is exciting, but having the opportunity to partner with a local organization that helps our military and their families is truly an honor,” said co-owner Michael Snaid. “We were blessed by the turnout for our grand opening celebrations, and we are so excited to share this good fortune with the Marne group.”

The Cinnamon Bear offered an additional 15 percent discount during the grand opening to those with a valid military ID.

“This is huge for our group,” said Nina Elison, president of the Marne group. “The only way we can make a difference in this community is with the help of local businesses and our partners. Michael and Lynne have been very supportive of our mission, and we are most thankful that they chose to celebrate their grand opening by giving back to us.”

This is the first of a series of events planned by Cinnamon Bear to support the Marne Community and Spouses’ Club. The retailer also plans to launch a holiday writing contest for families of Marne.

During the past two decades, The Cinnamon Bear Stores have become a frequent stop for families vacationing along the Georgia, South Carolina and northern Florida coasts with locations at Harbour Town on Hilton Head, City Market and River Street in Savannah and at Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island.

Along with other Cinnamon Bear stores, the new location offers award-winning gourmet products, gifts, toys and books. The new store also offers luxury brands including Brighton, Vera Bradley, Life is Good, Spartina, Lampe Berger Paris, Baggallini and Beatriz Ball.

For more information on The Cinnamon Bear Stores, visit https://cinnamonbearstores.com. To contact the new store, call 912-228-8721.

For more information on the Marne Community and Spouses’ Club, visit http://www.marnecommunityclub.com/

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(LEFT TO RIGHT) Janis Snaid, Lynne Snaid and Michael Snaid from the Cinnamon Bear Stores presents check to Jenny Petersen, First Vice President of the Marne Community and Spouses Club of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

ABOUT THE CINNAMON BEAR STORES
The Cinnamon Bear Stores is a family-owned group of upscale gift markets serving the Southeast for more than 20 years. With locations in Hilton Head Island, Savannah and Amelia Island, The Cinnamon Bear Stores feature award-winning gourmet products, gifts, toys and books; along with a variety of ice creams, coffees and slushies. For more information, contact Michael Snaid at 912-492-6046 or Michael@CinnamonBearStores.com; Lynne Snaid at 912-484-0695 or Lynne@CinnamonBearStores.com; or visit online at https://cinnamonbearstores.com

ABOUT THE MARNE COMMUNITY AND SPOUSES CLUB
The Marne Community and Spouses Club is a non-profit social and welfare organization whose mission is to support Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield families and the greater Marne community. Each year the club contributes to the local community and military families in the form of community outreach, academic scholarships and welfare grants. For more information, visit http://www.marnecommunityclub.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Cecilia Russo Marketing
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com 
912.856.9075

Low Country Dermatology Presents Donations to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

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Low Country Dermatology Presents Donations to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third consecutive year, Low Country Dermatology held a holiday donation drive to collect needed supplies for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Coastal Empire and to help stock a “holiday store” for RMHC families. The donations were presented to Bill Sorochak, executive director of RMHC.

“The stress of having a child in the hospital is often overwhelming, and having to think about buying holiday gifts has to be the farthest thing from a parent’s mind,” said Dr. Corinne Howington, who owns Low Country Dermatology. “I’m so thankful for my patients, community and staff who brought so many items into our office. It really makes a difference.”

Items donated to the holiday store allow parents who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House to pick out presents for their children and other family members.

Collected items included: stuffed animals, bath toys, teething toys, board books and interactive toys (blocks, rattles), nerf and Fisher Price toys, board games, toy trucks, dolls and dress-up clothes, adult coloring books and colored pencils, books, snacks, high efficiency free and clear laundry detergent and dryer sheets, hand sanitizer and hand soap, disposable bowls, plates utensils and gloves, trash bags, sponges and liquid dish soap, tissues, and disinfectant wipes.

“We are dedicated to providing a ‘home away from home’ for seriously ill or injured children and their families who are receiving treatment at area hospitals,” said Sorochak. “Every donation helps ensure we can stretch the dollars that support our 13-bedroom house in Savannah to better serve the families who depend on us. We are so grateful she has stepped up year after year to help them.”

The mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities is to create, find and support programs that enhance the health and well-being of children and families. The house operates on a waiting list most of the year. For more information, visit http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org/about-our-house.html

Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, visit lcderm.com.

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology presents donations collected for the Ronald McDonald House to executive director Bill Sorochak

 

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, visit lcderm.com.

Media Contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
info@crussomarketing.com
912-665-0005

Get your Greek On at Savannah’s 66th Annual Greek Festival

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Get your Greek On at Savannah’s 66th Annual Greek Festival
Celebration of Greek food, music and heritage to be held October 6-8 (online pre-ordered lunch pick-ups available Oct. 4-5)

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Savannah tradition since 1950, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8 at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson St. 66th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours.

“There’s no experience required to get your Greek on,” said Tommy Danos, one of the 2016 Savannah Greek Festival chairs. “Our three-day event attracts thousands of visitors, who come out each year to enjoy the food, music, dancing and atmosphere of the Greek culture. Whether this is your 66th year or your first time here, we welcome you. This year we will also have a pre-festival offering of pick up lunches Tuesday and Wednesday 11 to 2 p.m. with online ordering.”

Hosted in St. Paul’s Hellenic Center at 14 West Anderson St., the festival hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Admission is free until 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday with a requested $2 donation after 4 p.m. There is also a requested $2 donation all day Saturday. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Live Greek music will be provided all day, every day, by “Orkistra Mikrasiatiki” along with dancing and performances by various dance troupes. Festival attendees will also have an opportunity to learn about the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church and see the interior of one of Savannah’s most unique structures, St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, which is newly renovated and more beautiful than ever. Guided tours will be held throughout the three days of the festival.

For many, the highlight of the celebration is sampling a variety of homemade Greek dishes. Mouthwatering favorites include spanakopita (Spinach with feta cheese and herbs baked in layers of filo), Greek meatballs (a favorite for kids of all ages), gyros (sliced beef and lamb served on pita bread), and Greek salads. A delectable assortment of Greek pastries also tempt the eye and please the palate from diples (fried filo dough dipped in honey syrup) to kourabiedes (butter cookies topped with powdered sugar) and baklava, the traditional treat of pecans and spices baked in layers of filo.

Starting Monday, October 3, advance orders may be placed online for pick-up. Please order at savannahgreekfest.com or call 912-236-8256. For more information, visit savannahgreekfest.com.

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MORE ABOUT SAVANNAH’S GREEK FESTIVAL
Get ready to get your Greek on. No experience required. A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, is held annually in October at St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson St. The celebration features homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit https://www.savannahgreekfest.com/ or call 912-236-8256. Follow the Greek Festival on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SavannahGreekFest and Twitter at @SavGreekFest.

MEDIA INQUIRIES
Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
www.carriagetradepr.com
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Experience the world’s greatest hunting event at the Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic

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Experience the world’s greatest hunting event at the Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic
Bass Pro Shops kicks off the fall season with free seminars and events

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Fall Hunting Classic, an annual tradition for millions of hunters and sportsmen across North America, returns to Bass Pro Shops locations throughout the U.S. and Canada this August 12- 28, 2016. The annual event kicks off the fall hunting season with free seminars led by nationally recognized professional hunters and special offers at 77 Bass Pro Shops locations.

“For nearly 30 years now, the Fall Hunting Classic has been a popular and much-anticipated tradition at Bass Pro Shops,” said Jerry Martin, captain of the RedHead Pro Hunting team. “Hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts have attended this free event to learn how they can be more successful in the field while staying safe and comfortable with appropriate clothing and gear. Hunters also love to get a firsthand look at all the latest products.”

Many sportsmen and women look forward to the event all year long. This 17-day event is expected to draw more than 100,000 people to each location.

During the Fall Hunting Classic, nationally recognized professional hunters, local pros and outdoorsmen and women will conduct seminars, answer questions and help hunters make the most of their fall hunting season. (Check local listings: pros, topics, dates and times may vary)**.

Free seminars include:

Saturday, August 20
11 a.m. – Archery Tune-Up: Prepare your gear for the hunt
2 p.m. – Get Close: Scent control and scent products that give you the edge
4 p.m. – Archery Skills: Perfecting your shot and how to play the wind

Sunday, August 21
1 p.m. – Boots 101: Choosing the right footwear for your outing experience
3 p.m. – Knives and Tools Guide: Your hunt from field to freezer

The first 20 seminar attendees each day ages 18 or older will receive a free Bass Pro Shops tumbler.

Other special events include:

Saturday, August 20: Women’s Hunting Workshop at 3 p.m.
Women are invited to a free seminar to learn hunting tips and how-to information on outdoor cooking and more. The first 25 women ages 18 or older will receive a free Bass Pro Shops tumbler.

For the third straight year, a fact-filled Women’s Outdoor Workshop is coming to Savannah. The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 20 at Bass Pro Shops Savannah beginning at 3 p.m. The program for the workshop is specifically targeted to women hunters and those ladies interested in learning about the hunting experience. Featured speakers will be Georgia Department of Natural Resources officer Kate Hargrove, and outdoor enthusiasts and Deaux Girl Pro staff members Jean Ellen and Misty Lou. Andy Taylor a local hunter and Hunter Education Instructor will host the event.

Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 21: Bow, crossbow and optics trade in.
Hunters with bows, crossbows and optics, including riflescopes, can trade those items in at a participating Bass Pro Shops location. This trade-in event allows hunters to trade in bows, crossbows and optics for a coupon worth up to $100 off the purchase price of a new bow, crossbow or optics (excludes spotting scopes).

Saturday, August 20 through Sunday, August 28: Game camera and hunting boot trade in.
Hunters with game cameras and boots that don’t get a lot of action can trade them in at a participating Bass Pro Shops store during the Fall Hunting Classic. This trade-in event allows hunters to trade in game cameras for a coupon worth up to $100 off the purchase price of a new game camera. Hunters can trade in hunting or rubber boots for a coupon worth up to $40 off the purchase of new hunting boots. The game cameras, boots, bows, crossbows and optics are donated to local nonprofit organizations to help with outdoor education programs.

Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28: Next Generation Weekend
Kids are invited to come to their local Bass Pro Shops Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for Bass Pro Shops Next Generation Weekend. This family-friendly, free event includes a free craft, workshop, giveaway, photo download and activities. Check local listings for more information on Next Generation activities.*

It is vitally important that today’s youth get involved in the outdoors so they can become the stewards and conservationists of tomorrow to insure the maintenance and well-being of our natural resources. Bass Pro Shops is proud to take part in inspiring the next generation of conservationists by providing easy, fun, accessible ways for families to discover and enjoy the outdoors.

Celebrating Sportsmen, America’s Conservation Heroes

The Fall Hunting Classic celebrates the role hunters play in ongoing wildlife conservation efforts. Hunters are the largest contributors to wildlife conservation through the hunting licenses, tags and stamps they buy. Another important source of funding for state wildlife conservation efforts are the excise taxes sportsmen and women pay on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program (WSFR).

In 2015, WSFR provided $1.1 billion through the sale of hunting and fishing equipment to support habitat conservation and outdoor recreation. Since the program’s inception 78 years ago more than $18 billion have been distributed to states for this great work. Those dollars, combined with hunting license fees, provide more than 75 percent of the funding for most state fish and wildlife agencies. Sportsmen and women contribute nearly $8 million to conservation every day through license fees, stamps, permits, excise taxes, and contributions to conservation groups.

NASCAR Sweepstakes

In addition to free seminars and great deals on hunting gear, customers can also enter a sweepstakes to win a trip for four to the 2017 Bass Pro Shops NRA America’s Night Race in Bristol, Tennessee. The grand prize, valued at $9,900, includes VIP race tickets and garage passes, appearances by drivers in the suite, a track walk, travel and accommodations and one NRA lifetime membership. Plus, one winner in every store will receive an NRA lifetime membership with a value of $1,500. Visit your local store for more details. Visit http://www.basspro.com/classic for more information on how to enter.****

For more information about the free Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic, go to http://www.basspro.com/classic or visit your local Bass Pro Shops.

-*Store not participating in this event includes location in Islamorada, Florida.

-**Pro appearances, dates, topics and times subject to change.

-***Next Generation Weekend event is not available at the Destin, Florida location.

-****Contest rules: Customers may also enter to win online at http://www.basspro.com.  One Grand Prize winner will be drawn nationally.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR CLAIM PRIZE.  Open to legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older at time of entry.  Void where prohibited.

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About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 99 stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 120 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group® (http://www.trackermarine.com), a leading brand of fishing boats for more than 37 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge® (http://www.bigcedar.com), voted by Travel + Leisure as one of the top 50 Best Hotels for Families in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.basspro.com.  To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO.  Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bassproshops

Contact:
Chris Finnegan
Bass Pro Shops Savannah
Operations Manager
(912-961-4204)
cjfinnegan@basspro.com

Matilda Jane Clothing Seeks Savannah Area Nonprofits for Philanthropic Program

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Company Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2015 Janes Give Back Program.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Robyn Shirley, Independent Trunk Keeper with Matilda Jane Clothing is seeking is seeking qualified Savannah nonprofit organizations to enroll in the company’s Fall 2015 Janes Give Back Program. This effort directs a portion of sales to qualifying charities during shows scheduled during the week of October 22-29.

“Philanthropy is at the heart of Matilda Jane Clothing and we are excited to reach out to Savannah area nonprofits and share this exciting program with them,” said Robyn Shirley, Savannah area Team Leader and Trunk Keeper. “The program is a direct result of our independent Trunk Keepers asking for the company to support them in their efforts to help charitable organizations.”

In the previous Janes Give Back Program, held this past spring, local Trunk Keepers presented a check for more than $1,000 to Pritchardville Elementary School in Bluffton, SC. They also hosted a Mother-Daughter Chari-TEA and presented a check for $500 to the Next Generation’s Angel Wings campaign for a special neonatal unit transport ambulance for The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center.

Organizations wishing to apply for the Fall 2015 Janes Give Back Program must be qualified charitable agencies per IRS publication 526. Examples include nonprofit charities, nonprofit educational organizations, nonprofit hospitals and religious organizations.

“With a maximum donation level of 20%, this is a perfect time to invite everyone you know to a show, because the level of participation drives the donation level,” Shirley added. “Matilda Jane also will be randomly drawing one Trunk Show to win a $1,000 bonus contribution, and I would love it if we could present that check right here in the Savannah area.”

For more information and to apply for the program, call Robyn Shirley at 843-384-3842 or email robyns@matildajaneclothing.com

MORE INFORMATION ON MATILDA JANE CLOTHING
Matilda Jane Clothing (MJC) was founded by Denise DeMarchis in 2006 as a kitchen table startup that has quickly grown into a national children’s clothing business. Available in girls and adult sizes with designs that are youthful, playful and expressive, the brand’s whimsical approach to texture, pattern and color results in designs that capture the spirit and imagination of childhood. MJC sales are made directly though a Trunk Keeper, a representative who gets to know her customers personally. The exclusive sale of clothing by Trunk Keepers is a direct selling model allowing business opportunities for entrepreneurial women driven by creativity and relationship building. For more information, visit www.matildajaneclothing.com

For more information, contact:
Robyn Shirley
Team Leader & Trunk Keeper
Matilda Jane Clothing
843-384-3842
robyns@matildajaneclothing.com

Media inquiries, contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
info@crussomarketing.com
912-665-0005