KKIDS,Inc. Thank You Reception! April 2022

After 18 months of shut downs and uncertainty, we welcomed this opportunity to join together in person!  As a way to say thank you to our Board Members past and present, and to some very special donors who truly helped us during the pandemic, we held a little reception for them.  It was so lovely! We laughed, we joked, we cried, we mingled, noshed, and celebrated what was to come.

Hosted by Gina Sabiston, Cape Coral Technical College, Bobby and Norma Lyons and John Globetti of A.R. Homes by Arthur Rutenberg, and Marilyn Santiago of Creative Architectural Resin Products, it was a delightful evening with guests that included community leaders such as Mayor Kevin Anderson, City Council Member Liston Bochette, and County Commissioner Brian Hammon. We thank them so much for their support!

To honorees Roger and Deborah Burks and Bob and Diane Carter, we appreciate you more than you know for your generous donations to KKIDS,Inc.! May God continue to bless you abundantly.

Roger Lolly, Bruce and Karen Scott, Commissioner Brian Hamman, and Louie Cioffi

Board President Sherri Kubesh with Amara

Patrick Branning and Carleen Murone with Bruce Scott

Commissioner Brian Hamman visits with Bobby and Norma Lyons, John and Anne Lehotsky

Board Member Russell Uhlig with Amara and Board President Sherri Kubesh

Longtime supporter of KKIDS, Frank and Cindy Sherkus

John Lehotsky and little Amara

Marilyn, Carleen, Bobby, Bob Carter, Bruce and City Councilperson Liston Bochette

Board member Gina Sabiston and Board Treasurer Mindy LaCroix with Bruce Scott and Mayor Kevin Anderson in background

The lovely Master of Ceremonies Marilyn “Sunshine” Santiago

Marilyn Santiago, Board Member Holly Marth, and Jessica Canfield

Honoring significant donors (left to right) Bob and Diane Carter and Deborah and Roger Burks with Russ Ringland far right.

Bobby Lyons, Board Treasurer Mindy LaCroix, and Norma Lyons

Bruce and Karen Scott listening to Mayor Anderson give the welcome speech which was SO impactful!

Mayor Anderson reflecting on his days as a police officer and how many children at risk needed caring adults to guide them. Truly a sobering reminder for all in attendance.

Karina Borgia-LaCroix

Cindy Sherkus

Jessica Canfield, Marilyn Santiago, and Edye Button

Board members Russell Uhlig and Mindy LaCroix

Dr. Virginia Harper, Marilyn Santiago, Gina Sabiston

Aunt Gina Sabiston with her favorite little girl, Amara Scott with City Councilperson Liston Bochette

Marilyn Santiago with Roger Burks

The “Unofficial Mayor” of Ft Myers with the Official Mayor of Ft. Myers. Marilyn Santiago and Kevin Anderson