Happenings

A Note from Jana

As we approach the Fall season, it means it’s time to celebrate Diamonds & Denim gala results, wrap up 2018 with our Lights of Love tree lighting event and our Year End mailing campaign. It’s hard to believe 2018 is almost over! 

Diamonds & Denim 2018 gala was a huge success!  With over 650 people in attendance… the atmosphere was filled with enthusiasm for friends, family and the ability to support South Florida Baptist Hospital! The food was outstanding as usual, the silent auction was bursting at the seams with donated items from the community and the generosity of the group was very impressive!  See the photo gallery to see what I mean!             

Lights of Love was held December 6th!  We kicked off the holiday season by lighting a 20 foot Live Christmas tree in downtown Plant City. It is full of lights that have been donated in honor or in memory of loved ones throughout our community! We had a new location for our Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus this year. Thank you to Dark Horse Music!  Holiday snacks at Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen, Holiday bulb necklaces and headbands added to the festivities.  However the mini-concert from First Baptist Church’s Choirs and the countdown to light the tree was the most special part of the evening!  Thank you to our sponsors and partners for making the 20th annual Lights of Love the best one yet!! Take a look at our photo gallery!

Our Year End mailing campaign is your last opportunity to donate to the Foundation in 2018! Many of our donors are interested in a tax deduction for charitable giving. This year our donors may give through the mailing or the website! As long as your donation posts before the end of the year, it counts!! All of our donations support lifesaving equipment and programs at South Florida Baptist Hospital! Every dollar makes a difference! For more information about Year End Giving see our Ways to Give page.

May you and your friends & family have a blessed holiday season,

Jana