Nov 102017

Mayor Craig and Cheryl Cates join Key West High School Band Director, Gary Hernandez, at Homecoming game receiving check for $5,750.00 from Krewe of Key West Captain, Val Marmillion. Joining the band were Krewe members Juan Pisani, Bob Harvey, Kimber Tracy and Sugar & Rob Kirk. Photo by: Larry Blackburn Photography

Two Key West organizations were awarded for service to the community as  recipients of annual giving from the Mystick Krewe of Key West. In check presentation ceremonies two organizations shared 11,500.00. Krewe Captain, Val Marmillion, noted,  “Sister Season Fund and the Key West High School Band serve Key West in very different  ways and were impacted as Hurricane Irma disrupted our community.”

Sister Season Fund focuses its efforts on hospitality industry workers who have been  displaced or out of steady work due to storm disruptions or damage. The needs are great in  the lower Keys, with businesses catering to visitors still closed or slow to reopen. The Fund  helps to ensure that service employees can pay rent and provide for families during the  forced downturn.

The Key West High School Marching Conchs Band brings pride and spirit to events and  countless community events. Following Hurricane Irma, the band has been without support  from its annual fall fundraising activities, which have traditionally provided supplies and  equipment for the band and a major source of support for band uniform replacement.

“The Krewe is committed to strengthening all aspects of our Key West community and we  wanted to focus our giving in this year of Irma on strengthening families and opportunities  for youth,” said Marmillion.


The Mystick Krewe of Key West is a local community organization dedicated to building  community with events and programs to celebrate the unique diversity of the city, while giving  back through annual funding of worthy organizations

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 November 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #242, News, Special Event  Add comments

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