The Apollo Beach Woman’s Club (ABWC) will be welcoming new and returning members to their special holiday luncheon meeting Wednesday, December 12, at the SouthShore Falls Club House, 5831 Cascade Falls Drive, Apollo Beach. The community entrance is on U.S. 41 S. at the traffic light. The holiday luncheon cost is $20 (instead of the usual $18). For menu details and reservations, contact Sharon Vasquez at 813-641-7856 Reservations must be made and paid for by Friday, December 7.

The meeting, led by ABWC president, Katherine Cintron, will begin at 11:30 a.m. for socializing and lunch will be served at noon. The East Bay High School “Sound of Times” chorus directed by Brian Nesmith will perform. Club members will be bringing gifts for the angel tree for selected local families. “Keep me in Stitches,” a Del Webb South Shore Falls quilting club, will be raffling off three quilts and a prize.

Mark your calendar for the next scholarship fundraiser – “Paint Party” January 19, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Apollo’s Bistro, 6520 Riches Way, Apollo Beach. The cost is $35 ($20 will go back to the scholarship fund). Tickets must be purchased by Friday, Jan. 4. Light refreshments will be served & Apollo Bistro’s bar will open at 11 a.m. for anyone who wishes to purchase a drink. RSVP to Jeanette at “”.

The ABWC has been serving the community since 1959. The primary mission is providing scholarships for education and training of students who live in Apollo Beach and the surrounding areas with a demonstrated financial need. The club continues to help the local elementary schools with needed clothing, Thanksgiving and Christmas grocery gift cards, and holiday presents. Other community needs are addressed during the year. If you wish to get acquainted, attend any of our events, or join our club, information can be found on our website or contact Claudia Gassett at 352-258-4580 or “”.


PHOTO: Left: Beverly Brooks, ABWC’s 1st VP of Programs with luncheon guest speaker Jill Andrews, Senior Dir. of Sales for Superior Residences of Brandon. (Photo credit Kimberley Alkins)


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