ORCHID, FL – The generosity of Orchid Island Members shined through at their Annual Member Toy Drive Cocktail Party on December 6th, where some 200 Members brought a toy, or two, to be donated to Operation Hope’s 20th Annual Christmas Festival. The festival took place on Sunday, December 17th in Fellsmere and many children left smiling while holding on tight to their new toys, which ranged from stuffed animals to bikes.
“This cause never gets old,” shared General Manager, Rob Tench. “It really warms the heart to know that so many children will have a smile on their face for Christmas as a result of our very generous members.”
“We are very thankful to the members of Orchid Island,” expressed Jesse Zermeno, Founder of Operation Hope of Fellsmere. “The need is great, especially this time of year and it warms our hearts to see the children so happy and not forgotten.”
Pictured left to right: Orchid Island Member, Gerri Ripp, Jesse & Jan Zermeno, Founders of Operation Hope, and Orchid Island Members Donna Thrailkill & Nancy Ofstie.
About Orchid Island
Orchid Island is a private and intimate residential golf course community, offering gracious waterfront and golf course homes, an award-winning Arnold Palmer golf course, a state-of-the art Tennis & Fitness Center and an intimate Beach Club perfectly suited for leisurely gatherings, club activities and exceptional dining. For two consecutive years Orchid Island has gained certification as being one of "Americas Healthiest Clubs" from Prevo Health Solutions, as well as being awarded the designation of being a "Distinguished Emerald Club of the World. For more information, visit www.orchidislandgolfandbeachclub.com
Operation Hope is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to providing support, education and assistance to families in need regardless of race, color or religion. www.operationhopefl.org