Social Scene | March 2024

Among those attending the Interfaith Emergency Services Legacies of Love event on February 14th were IES Chief Executive Officer Karla Greenway, Marion County Tax Collector George Albright and his wife, Tammy Albright.

Photo by Bruce Ackerman

Legacies of Love
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

The venue was awash in a sea of red attire for the February 14th event that was hosted by Interfaith Emergency Services to honor community champions Wes Wheeler, Monica Bryant and the late Wayne McDonald.

Brick City Bluegrass Festival
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

The city of Ocala’s inaugural event on January 20th featured Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, The Flattlanders, Low Ground and The Price Sisters. A large crowd enjoyed the music under a warm winter sun.

Medical Expo
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

The annual gathering on January 20th offered more than 200 physicians and medical vendors, information about healthcare topics and trends, presentations, guest speakers and various forms of Indian culture.

Never Give Up On Country Concert
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

More than 1,000 guests filled up the lawn in front of the Twin Oaks Mansion stage on February 3rd to see entertainers Johnny & Heidi, Chris McNeil and Parmalee. It was hosted by the Travis Mills Foundation to benefit wounded, or “recalibrated” veterans and their families.

OTrak Chalk Walk
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

Several artists chalked up masterpieces during the January 27th event with the theme of “O, The Places We’ll Go,” inspired by the OTrak pathway linking Ocala City Hall to the Tuscawilla Art Park. The winners were Sky Noel Sadler, Hilary Frambes and Brain Morris.

Bourbon in the Barn
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

The February 9th signature fundraising event for the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County brought out numerous supporters to enjoy specialty bourbons to sample, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and live and silent auctions.

Beyond the Stage
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

The February 15th fundraiser started with cocktails in the Frank DeLuca Grand Lobby and included performances by members of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and Community Music Conservatory, and the Doug Adams Band.

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