Fernandina & Friends to host fourth annual 9/11 remembrance to raise funds for veterans

Fernandina & Friends will host their fourth annual 9/11 remembrance on Sept. 10 at Lake Miona Recreation Center to help raise funds for two veterans.

This year, the group will raise funds for two honorees: Judid Escobar and Eric Konopa.

There will be a golf scramble earlier in the day held at Sandhill, Truman and Roosevelt golf courses. Tee times are from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Judid Escobar
Judid Escobar

Dinner will be provided by Oakwood at Lake Miona Recreation Center and will include half-rack barbecue ribs, half a chicken, beans, coleslaw, rolls, soft drinks and cake.

If you are interested in playing golf and/or attending the dinner fundraiser, please contact Tom Lombardo at tom.lombardo2008@gmail.com. For emails to join the golf scramble, include your name, email and golf ID.

Please pay in advance and make checks payable to “Fernandina & Friends.” Send or deliver the checks to Lombardo at 1225 Jaffia Ct., The Villages, FL 32163 or pay online at https://fernandinaandfriends.com/9-11-remembrance/.

Eric Konopa
Eric Konopa

Tickets are $25 per person. Guests are encouraged to dress themselves and their carts in red, white and blue as there will be prizes for the best in show. There will also be contests on each golf course: lowest our person team scramble, men and women’s closest to the pin and longest drives. Awards will be given to all winners.

The benefit dinner at Lake Miona Recreation Center will be from 5 to 8 p.m.

Donations for Judid and Eric will be greatly appreciated at the remembrance event or sent to “Fernandina & Friends” at 1225 Jaffia Ct. The Villages, FL 32163.