Garcia reports $1.4M raised
Congressman Joe Garcia's re-election campaign announced Wednesday having raised over $1.4 million for the 2014 election cycle with over $1 million cash on hand.
The campaign raised $410,000 for the quarter, which spanned from July 1 to Sept. 30.
Garcia has roughly a $1 million fundraising advantage over his closest Republican opponent in a district that favors Democrats, according to his re-election campaign staff.. Garcia faces Republican challenger Jose Peixoto of Key Largo.
Garcia has received over 1,700 contributions for the cycle, according to his re-election campaign staff.
"I am honored by the overwhelming support as I work on finding a commonsense solution to the totally unnecessary government shutdown that is hurting our community and country" said Garcia in a prepared statement.
Homecoming parade: Nov. 4
The annual Key West High School Homecoming Spirit Night parade will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4. The parade route is the same as last year, due to the ongoing North Roosevelt Boulevard construction.
The parade will start at the corner of Flagler Avenue and South Roosevelt Boulevard heading westbound toward Kennedy Drive, turning right onto Kennedy and ending at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium.
The parade will be followed by a pep rally, including class skits and float judging, at the football stadium.
In addition, the Conchs will host their annual Homecoming Celebration Friday Nov. 8 at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium during halftime of the Conchs/Braddock High School football game. The community is encouraged to come out and support this annual extravaganza.
Philanthropy workshops on Nov. 7
The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys will host a "Day of Philanthropy" on Thursday, Nov. 7, featuring three workshops on creative charitable giving with national consultant and author Bryan Clontz.
Open to the public, the event will be held at the Marriott Beachside Hotel, 3841 N Roosevelt Blvd.
The full schedule with pricing and registration are available online at www.cffk.org.
Two of the three workshops are certified for CLE/CPE credit for attorneys and accountants and are co-sponsored by the Monroe County Bar Association and the Florida Keys Chapter of the Florida Institute of CPAs.
Bryan Clontz is the president and co-founder of Charitable Solutions, a planned giving risk management consulting firm. Clontz has advised more than 150 community foundations and is the author of "Just Add Water."