The Things I Can’t Live Without | Carole Savage-Hagans

Carole Savage-Hagans shares the things she can't live without

By Bruce Ackerman

Carole is Executive Director of the Pace Center for Girls Marion/Citrus, which offers counseling, academic and life skills services for at-risk girls ages 12-17. She has long been a leader with the Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association and many other local organizations.


My amazing husband and children, especially my two beautiful boys, mean everything to me. And my siblings and chosen family of friends are the biggest part of my heart. 


Betty Cakes

If you’ve ever had one, you know why.



Eating Out

I love our downtown eateries and fun spots (Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille, La Cuisine, Katya Vineyards, Soleil Bakery and Social House, The Keep and The Corkscrew, among others) and around our community (Laki’s Restaurant, Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard and Taverna Berrocal). We have so many good choices! 



I’ve been to all 50 states, five continents and many countries, and loved the adventures. It can be Florida day trips or international destinations; there’s something beautiful to find nearly everywhere. I use travel sites, Trip Advisor and sometimes still go to Barnes & Noble to find travel guides and publications with cultural information about destinations. 



Fresh Flowers in the House

I grew up on 11 acres that my father made colorful with beautiful blooms year-round. He would cut a vase full and bring them in for my mom. I find my floral beauties at local Publix stores. 


The Arts 

An imperative part of life! I especially love the Reilly Arts Center (where my husband proposed to me), the The Appleton, Marion Theatre, NOMA and The Brick. I will also travel anywhere to experience the arts.

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