Celebrate The Holidays With The COA

Vivace entertains during 2014 Christmas On The River.

Vivace entertains during 2014 Christmas On The River.


Two special programs are upcoming benefitting the Council on Aging. Also planned is the traditional Thanksgiving Day meal for elders who would otherwise be alone.

Buy a unique and special gift at COA’s Christmas on the River Nov. 22 and the COA will pass the proceeds along to our elder community. The fundraiser continues from 5 to 8 p.m. at River House, 179 Marine St.

Dress in your holiday attire and enjoy a fabulous, festive party with wine tasting, hearty hors d’oeuvres, and beer and wine. Shop at the  Festival of Wreaths and silent auction and give the gift of Christmas…twice. All proceeds purchased at this event go to support elder services in St. Johns County.

Tickets are $45per person. (For more information, contact Jane Faybik @ 209-3687 or email jfaybik@stjohnscoa.com


Belk Event

The annual Belk Charity Sale is scheduled Nov. 7 from 6 – 10 a.m. at all area Belk stores.

Simply purchase a $5 ticket at the Coastal Community Center, 180 Marine St.; River House, 179 Marine St.; or the Players Community Senior Center, 175 Landrum Lane in Ponte Vedra Beach. Then, head over to any area Belk store during Charity Day hours and redeem your ticket for $5 off your first purchase. You can also take advantage of Belk store-wide deals, including savings of 20 to 70 percent on store merchandise and bargains on a variety of rarely discounted items. Don’t want to get up that early on sale day? No worries! Pre-sale begins Nov. 1.

All proceeds from ticket sales through the COA outlets go to support elder services in St. Johns County! For more details or to purchase tickets call COA Development Coordinator Jane Faybik at 209-3687.


Thanksgiving Meal to Elders

Cathy White, of O.C. White’s Restaurant, has once again generously offered to serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal at NO cost to elders who would otherwise be spending the holiday alone. It will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26.

Volunteer drivers are needed to provide transportation to and from O.C. Whites, 118 Avenida Menendez, for participating elders. Thanks again to Cathy White, the drivers will also enjoy a meal. Call 209-8700 for required reservations or email emoloney@stjohnscoa.com.






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