A Father Lost – Help A Local Family In Need This Christmas

December 7, 2017

NorthEscambia.com enlisting the help of our readers to help a local family in need this Christmas.

Recently, the father died unexpectedly  — and too late for the family to seek Christmas help from other local groups.The family’s need and situation have been vetted, and all items will be collected and distributed to the family by Ernest Ward Middle School, where some of the children attend.

Items from the list below or gift cards (no cash) can be dropped off at Ernest Ward Middle School by Wednesday, December 13.  If you, your church or business would like to “adopt” a full person’s list, please email news@northescambia.com.

The family’s Christmas Wish List is as follows:

Mother

  • Adult coloring books, colored pencils and crayons
  • (Vallarta’s) Mexican food
  • Clothing – size 6 pants, medium tops
  • Alabama logo items
  • Shower and bath gels
  • Family board games

13-year old male (likes Alabama logo items, football,  favorite color is green)

  • Fishing gear
  • Basketball
  • Bookstore gift card
  • Athletic (Nike) socks
  • Camo coat
  • Sizes: Medium coat, 28-28 pants, medium shirt, size 8.5-9 shoe

14-year old male (likes music, rap, radio, favorite color is black)

  • MP3 player
  • Bicycle
  • Rip sticks
  • Skateboard
  • Camo coat
  • Sizes: Medium coat, 28-28 pants, medium shirt, size 8.5-9 shoe

16-year old male (likes Alabama logo items, favorite color is red)

  • Basketball shorts (Alabama logo)
  • Basketball
  • Skittles
  • Color/drawing supplies
  • Sizes: M-L coat, 33-32 pants, medium shirt, size 10.5 shoe

17-year old male (enjoys Playstation, basketball; favorite color blue)

  • Michael Jordan basketball clothing
  • Fishing gear
  • baseball hats
  • Sizes: large coat, 33-32 pants, large shirt, size 11 shoe

Fifth Annual Rotary Tree of Remembrance Project Gets Underway

December 4, 2017

The Fifth Annual Rotary Tree of Remembrance Project kicked off Sunday at Cordova Mall.

The Tate High School choir  provided sounds of the season and honored guests included local Pearl Harbor survivors.

Benefiting several local charities, invites the families of our community to place ribbons bearing the names of loved ones and special messages of love and hope on the tree and to make a donation of their choice, which will support several local charities. Ribbons will be available from Dec. 3 through Dec. 24 at the tree.

Volunteers will be available at all times for assistance. Donations made at the tree will support The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart, Gulf Coast Kids’ House, Covenant Hospice, Simon Youth Foundation, Reading is Fundamental and Rotary’s Camp Florida.

In 2013, over $3,000 was collected when the area’s first Rotary Tree of Remembrance made its debut at Cordova Mall. In 2016, over $11,000 was collected with 1800 ribbons decorating the Tree during the holiday season.

This Rotary International community-service project is provided by the Rotary E-Club of South East USA and the Caribbean, Cordova Rotary Club and the combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola (CROP).

Courtesy photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Molino Holds Annual Christmas Parade (With Photo Gallery)

December 3, 2017

The annual Molino Christmas Parade was held Saturday morning on Crabtree Church Road. After the parade, Santa Claus met with lots of good boys and girls at the Molino Ballpark.

Sponsored by the Molino Recreation Association, proceeds from the parade are used to benefit needy children in the Molino area during the Christmas season.

For a NorthEscambia.com photo gallery, click here.

Pictured: The annual Molino Christmas Parade Saturday morning. NorthEscambia.com by Jo Ann Hope, Haley Smith, Dara Estrin, Crystal Godwin and Kellie Odom, click to enlarge.



Photo Gallery: Flomaton Christmas Parade

December 3, 2017

The annual Christmas Parade rolled through the streets of Flomaton Saturday morning. The parade featured floats, vehicles, the Flomaton High School cheerleaders and band,  plenty of candy throws and Santa Claus.

For a photo gallery, click here.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Who Needs Reindeer? Santa Arrives In Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet

December 3, 2017

Who needs Rudolph and those tiny little reindeer when you have a Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet? The U.S. Navy and Marine Corp welcome Santa and his helpers to Pensacola to spend time with Blue Angels families on Saturday. Courtesy photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Crowds Enjoy An ‘Evening in Bethlehem’ (With Photo Gallery)

December 2, 2017

The Eighth Annual Evening in Bethlehem was presented Friday and Saturday nights at Gonzalez United Methodist Church.

The church  recreated the town of Bethlehem, with more than 15 stops representing the inn, blacksmith shop, manger and other aspects of the Biblical city. Guides led visitors on an entertaining  tour of the city to experience the Nativity story as if they were a part of it.

For a photo gallery from Friday night’s presentation, click here.

Pictured: “Evening in Bethlehem” Friday night at the Gonzalez United Methodist Church. Above, the manger scene with Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus. Pictured below: The innkeeper announces that there iis no room at the Bethlehem Inn. Pictured bottom: An angelic choir shares the good news of child born in Bethlehem. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.



Northview Clubs Go Caroling (With Gallery)

December 1, 2017

Members of three Northview High School clubs went Christmas caroling Thursday at Byrneville Elementary School, the Century Health and Rehabilitation Center and Bratt Elementary School.

The group included students from Northview’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes, BETA Club and Student Government Association. Pictured: The Northview Christmas carolers spread a little Christmas cheer  for the residents at Century Health and Rebab Thursday morning.

For more photos, click here.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Northview Beta Club Creates Living Poinsettia Christmas Tree

November 30, 2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the main hallway at Northview High School. The Northiew Beta Club sold 150 potted poinsettias as a fundraiser to create this living poinsettia tree. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Molino Library Names Turkey Coloring Contest Winners

November 29, 2017

The Molino Branch Library held a Thanksgiving turkey coloring contest, with prizes awarded to the top art in each age category. Picture above (L-R), with the artwork below in the same order, are contest winners (Name not submitted), age 12; Camden, age 8; Megan, age 5; and Georgia, age 3. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Lathram Chapel UMC Says Goodbye To Pastor Of 14 Years

November 27, 2017

Pastor Pam Avery presented her last sermon Sunday at Lathram Chapel United Methodist Church on Jack’s Branch Road. After nearly 14 years at Lathram Chapel, Avery has been appointed the assistant pastor at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. Avery is pictured top and inset. Pictured below: Avery’s last meeting with the Lathram Chapel Tuesday Morning Bible Study group. Submitted photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

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