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October 8, 2008: City recognizes locals’ accomplishments

On Tuesday, October 7, Joe Holsinger, Merrill Lynch Managing Director for the greater Ft. Lauderdale market, presented $7,500 to the Coral Springs Community Chest. The gift was in recognition of the City’s receipt of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and other quality accomplishments, which mirror those achieved by Merrill Lynch Credit Corp. in Florida.

“Coral Springs is one of our seven offices in the county, and it’s been a remarkable place to do business,” Holsinger said.

Coral Springs Merrill Lynch PIA Program Portfolio Manager Rachel Barzilay presented the check to the Coral Springs Community Chest and added, “I was raised here in Coral Springs, and I have enjoyed the benefits that this City has provided, from good schools to the fond and happy memories of playing soccer at Mullins Park. Today, I’m happy to be part of the Merrill Lynch spirit by presenting this check to Community Chest for $7,500 to benefit those in need including Alzheimer’s patients, Women in Distress and students who need scholarships.”

The Coral Springs City Commission also made the following recognitions and proclamations:

· Proclaimed the week of October 13 through 17 as “National Lunch School Week.”
· “Our employees lovingly prepare 35 million meals per year for our students in Broward County. Our meals are low fat, meet the dietary guidelines. And we have received an A rating for the healthy lunches that we serve,” Program Manager of Nutrition Darlene Moppert said.

· Proclaimed October 2008 as “Firefighter Appreciation Month.” The Muscular Dystrophy Association sponsored this proclamation and recognized the Coral Springs Firefighters for their donation of time and efforts during the 2007 “Fill the Boot” campaign. “We are very grateful to our firefighters and all the hard work they do everyday,” MDA Program Coordinator Colleen Sparks said. “They also go out every year and collect for Muscular Dystrophy Association to help fight these terrible diseases. Last year, Coral Springs collected $11,000 and again we’re very grateful.”

· Recognized the following students from the Coral Springs Charter School who worked at the polls during the Primary Election to raise funds for their senior class and school- related activities. The following students raised $4,650 and will work at the polls again on November 4: Natalia Aleksinko, Moselle Campbell, Gianfranco Canzanese, Maggie Chan, Josh Cossette, Marliz Crispo, Meghan Faiella, Heather Heck, David Lowell, Martianne Preston, Roianne Preston, Anthony Saiker, Brittany Schemtob, Freddy Scholcover, Victoria Wayne, Natalia Wiech, Kevin Acevedo, Miriam Arana, Yvette Aronova, Alexis Bulthuis, Persi Caputo, Angela Esposito, Cierra Evans, Mechan-Marie Garcia, Kenyana Gates, Megan Hager, Myo Htet, David Kuhlman, Jacqueline Lefebre, James Marraffini, Breanne Mitcham, Alexi Morales, Collin Penland, David Rodriguez, James Sang, Elizabeth Sayer, Cara Stanco, Demie Swinson, Alexa Tebben and Leticia Vargas. “To us, voter turnout is very important and they can’t have all the support at the polls if they don’t have poll workers, so it is wonderful that you volunteered on behalf of the school,” Mayor Scott Brook said.

· Proclaimed September 15 to October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month in the City of Coral Springs. During the month of September, many Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, celebrated their Independence Day. Today, we recogniz

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