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The New Normal?
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Unless you have a medical reason not to do so, GET VACCINATED! That is going to be the road we will have to traverse to get us back to doing the things we all love to do. We are planning to have our first "live" meeting September. Hopefully we are poised to have our Eaton Beach Affair late September early October. We wish "Snow Birds" safe travels and look forward to an exciting 4th Quarter 2021 and an "Off The Hook" 2022. (God Willing) Remember schools remain open and are STILL expensive, therefore we will continue to fund raise for our students who will need support more than ever.
Education is the key to a truly "New Normal".
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We are an informal non-profit club that continuously works to have a positive effect in The Villages, FL and its surrounding communities. With our membership predominantly African American, we take a keen interest in matters that effect communities of color. We accept into our "Brother Hood" men from ANY ethnic group who share our values. We are a Villager Life-Style Club.
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Willie Jewell’s Old School B-B-Q plans
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REPORTED By Staff Report -PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A COPY OF A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE. OUR EVENT IS ON 5/4 ,THE EVE OF THE OPENING-
April 23, 2021
Willie Jewell’s Old School B-B-Q will open its new location on May 5 at the Magnolia Plaza south of State Road 44 in The Villages.
Longtime Willie Jewell’s franchisees, Paul and Donna Hinch, have dedicated their BBQ passion to two Willie Jewell’s locations since 2012, and are looking forward to sharing their recipe for success with Paul’s brother and sister-in-law, Mark Hinch, and his wife Liane. According to Josh Martino, president of the Home Team Restaurant Group, the family did considerable research to determine where another Willie Jewell’s would likely thrive in Florida. The laid-back, family-friendly lifestyle, paired with the area’s ongoing growth, helped the Hinches select The Villages as the right place.Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q at Magnolia Plaza in The Villages
Martino remarked that the timing for this location of Willie Jewell’s is “perfect,” despite getting pushed back due to the pandemic.
Patrons of the newest Willie Jewell’s Old School B-B-Q will find the restaurant welcoming and convenient, complete with all the popular qualities of other Willie Jewell’s locations: efficient and friendly counter service, generous platters and sandwiches, delicious sides and desserts, plus self-service stations for beverages and warm BBQ sauces.
Grand opening festivities for Willie Jewell’s in The Villages will officially take place on Wednesday May 5, with a special event for friends, family and invited guests the night before to get the energy rolling.
The Sophisticated Gents, a nonprofit organization dedicated to uplifting the “intellectual, spiritual, educational, and emotional fellowship of members in The Villages,” will perform on the eve of the grand opening to raise donations for scholarships and other local causes.
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Otis Lane is the chairman of the scholarship committee for the Sophisticated Gents of Florida. The group along with the African-American Club gave out thousands in scholarships.George Horsford, Daily Sun
The role scholarships play in giving local students a chance at higher education is one of vital importance to many local clubs.
Funding provided from different events hosted by two local clubs, the Sophisticated Gents of Florida and The African-American Club of The Villages, led to the creation of a scholarship award ceremony and luncheon for minority students who demonstrated financial need, character, earned a minimum GPA of 2.5 and who showed the desire to obtain a postsecondary education.
The two groups hosted an online Zoom ceremony Saturday for this year’s scholarship winners.
Vernon Haley, a member of both clubs and the Sophisticated Gents’ president for 2014-18, has been a major representative in fostering unity between the groups. This includes helping to organize the annual Friendship Golf Tourney, which has been running for seven years.
Read this story and many others in Monday’s edition of the Daily Sun.
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