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the house and have continuously supported its ongoing work to reach out to those young girls who are in need of a safe place to be for the moment. It all flows with the desire of “giving a helping hand up, not just a hand out,” Hawley said. She has served throughout the state in a variety of capacities and positions, including former positions as District 12 Director, Florida State Chaplain and President of the Arcadia GFWC. Other charities that receive support from the Punta Gorda club are the Wounded Warrior Project, Operation Smile, Heifer International, Shop with a Cop, Birthday Bags for the Guardians ad Litem and the GFWC Disaster Relief Fund, especially helpful after the recent hurricanes. This part year, they also supported the International Air Show here in Punta Gorda with a group of volunteers, and five veterans received assistance for the Southwest Florida Honor Flights to Washington, DC, to honor them for their service to the country. Founded in 1925, the club built it building and dedicated it to the community in 1927. The clubhouse was the site of the first library in Punta Gorda, when the women chose to carry out one of their basic themes of education by providing a place for the community to come and get books. The major thrust of education remains one of the club’s top priorities and it shows throughout their charitable endeavors. It is said that about 75 percent of the libraries in our country owe their start somehow to GFWC member clubs. The Punta Gorda GFWC has about 70 members and meets the first Monday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Club’s building in downtown Punta Gorda. The building also houses the Punta Gorda Historical Society. ³ “Toledo Harbor Lighthouse” Jim Beech “Excalibur” Sam Harris “Happy Hour Too” Thelma Daida UNIQUE A VARIETY ORIGINAL OF ART CELEBRATING 30 YEARS “Irma Bowl” AS YOUR FINE ARTS GALLERY Lise Lindsay 113 West Marion Ave. -Punta Gorda, FL www.seagrapegallery.com (941) 575-1718 Electronic Cigarettes • Starter Kits • Advanced Vapor Units Vapor Accessories • Glassware & accessories OVER 100 FLAVORS! PHARMACEUTICAL GRADE CBD OILS AND EDIBLES: Reduce seizures/migraines • Relieve anxiety Relieve arthritis pain • Reduce inflammation 1600 Tamiami Trail • Punta Gorda, FL 4860 Tamiami Trail • Port Charlotte, FL Like us on Facebook! • www.cityvaporandecig.com 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 HARBOR STYLE | 139

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