Social Scene | October 2023

Among those enjoying the Marion Senior Services 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Reilly Arts Center on September 6th were, Katie Boyd, MSS Executive Director Jennifer Martinez and Macin Woods.

Photo by Bruce Ackerman

50th Anniversary Celebration
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

An evening of elegance on September 6th heralded the milestone of Marion Senior Services’ 50 years of supporting and advocating for senior citizens. Executive Director/CEO Jennifer Martinez and her team welcomed dignitaries, community members and volunteers to the special celebration.

Philanthropist Honored
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

The Community Foundation for Ocala/Marion County hosted a special event on August 15th to unveil the cover of the September issue of Ocala Style, recognizing David Tillman as the Philanthropist of the Year. The issue features the annual Guide to Charitable Giving.

Hometown Heroes
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

Many of the area’s first responders were recognized and honored on September 7th at a gala organized by Marion County Veterans Helping Veterans and Hiers-Baxley Community Care. It included a keynote address by Carali McLean, president of the local branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 

Jazz & Justice
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

Ocala/Marion County’s NAACP Branch 5114 hosted its annual music and awards event on September 9th, which included the inaugural presentation of the Advancing the Cause of Justice Award, which was given to Judge LeAnn Mackey-Barnes.

An Evening of Mission and Music
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

The musical performance by members of the AdventHealth Orchestra on September 10th was presented by the AdventHealth Ocala Foundation, with the proceeds helping to fund AdventHealth Ocala Hospital’s labor and delivery services.

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