P.O. Box 678, Lecanto, Florida 34460- 2065 

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The 16th Annual CITRUS COUNTY VETERANS FOUNDATION, INC. 

4 Person Golf Scramble

September 12, 2020

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The Citrus County Tax Collector Office and its top three fundraisers were recognized for their recent fundraising campaign conducted in partnership with Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart that raised $11,317.78 for the benefit of the Citrus County Veterans Foundation (CCVF), which provides grant assistance to local honorably discharged veterans and their surviving spouses.  Since inception of the partnership in 2004, the Tax Collector Office has raised over $191,000.  


Left 1st row: Richard Hunt, Chapter 776 Commander and CCVF Director; top fundraisers Yja Bradley, Robin Mecler, & Dawn Craig; Curt Ebitz, CCVF President & Chapter 776 Adjutant; Mike Schlaudraff, Chapter 776; Tom Green, CCVF Treasure; Barbara Mills, CCVF Director.  Left 2nd row: Mickey Hunt, Chapter 776; Annie Fair, Chapter 776; Sandy Cross, Chapter 776; Linda Schlaudraff, Chapter 776; Doug Hockenberry, CCVF Director; Tom Sellars, CCVF Director; Joe McClister, Chapter 776 Finance Officer; Bob Huscher, CCVF Director.  Robin Mecler was presented with a Distinguished Service Award by Chapter 776 Commander Hunt in recognition of her devotion to Citrus County veterans by consistently being the top campaign fundraiser.

The Tax Collector Office's top fundraisers display the Letter of Appreciation from the Citrus County Veterans Foundation to Citrus County Tax Collector Janice Warren and her staff for their collective efforts in raising $11, 317.78 for the benefit of the Foundation's mission of providing grant financial assistance to local honorably veterans and their surviving spouse.    

The Citrus County Veterans Foundation, Inc. (CCVF) presented a $1,000 donation to the Nature Coast Ministries Dental Clinic to support the provision of no-cost dental care to homeless and low-income veterans. Left: Bob Huscher, CCVF Director; Vicky Shaffer, Nature Coast Ministries Treasurer; Tom Green, CCVF Treasurer; Bonnie McMullin, Nature Coast Ministries Director of Public Relations; and Dr. Jack Seeberg, Nature Coast Ministries Executive Director. Photo by Curt Ebitz, CCVF President.

The Rotary Club of Sugarmill Woods donated $2,000 from its proceeds to the CCVF. 

Very clever decorations were used all around the Armory.

“Col. Potter” is determining if Jimmy T. has a heart after all. 

Curt “Colonel Potter” Ebitz and Mari-Elain “Hot Lips Houlihan” Ebitz represented the Citrus County Veterans Foundation at the MASH fund raising event.