Mark your calendar for upcoming political forum, Founder's Day
By Meagan McGone
SATELLITE BEACH - The Satellite Beach Woman's Club has some exciting events coming up.
First, the club is hosting a political forum on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Satellite Beach Civic Center, at 565 Cassia Blvd.
"The Satellite Beach Woman's Club is not a political group, but we sponsor this event so that the community can meet the candidates, who may be serving them," said Dee Anderson, who is a co-chair of the event with fellow member Kitty Wade. "We put the event out there for the candidates to give them a place to introduce themselves."
Any candidates appearing on the ballots of residents of Satellite Beach are invited to attend the forum. Additionally, the event is open to the community.
Residents will be able to submit questions to the candidates by filling out a card at the event. A moderator will announce the questions to keep the event organized, Ms. Anderson said.
And on Saturday, Nov. 3, the Satellite Beach Woman's Club, along with the city, will host its 37th annual "Satellite Beach Founders Day & Marketplace Craft Show" at the David R. Schechter Community Center, 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach.
Though this year's theme, "Satellite Beach Goes Country," is different from that of any before, the event will feature food and fun for the whole family, as it has for many years.
"This is something we do that people look forward to every year," Ms. Anderson said. "It is our biggest money raiser, and it's always packed. Last year, there were so many people there that the vendors ran out of food."
But this year, the Satellite Beach Woman's Club has a number of restaurants and local businesses lined up to showcase their services to the community, so food will not be scarce, Ms. Anderson said.
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests can enjoy craft booths, a bake sale, a flea market, a variety of food from local vendors, a farmer's market and live music at the community center.
As part of the event, a community parade will step off at 11 a.m., starting at DeLaura Middle School on Jackson Avenue, and travel throughout the city. Anyone may participate in the parade, Ms. Anderson said.
Proceeds from the event will benefit charity and help the Satellite Woman's Club support community efforts year-round, such as supplying funds to teachers at Satellite High School and DeLaura Middle School for classroom projects.
"We give funds to various organizations that need it," Ms. Anderson said.
She said she believes this year's Founders Day will be a success and fun for everyone in the community.
"It's always a lot of fun," she said. "But it's a lot of work, and it's not easy. But the Satellite Beach Woman's Club does our part in putting on this event because we care about the community."
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