Elm Street Enterprises at Elm Street Elementary School, a STEM curriculum designed for learning through entrepreneurship, giving back, and developing a world vision, including enterprises such as: Sugar Kids Beauty Elm Kids Construction: “Tiny House – Big Dreams” Elm...read more
The Heart of the Community Foundation invites the public to participate in Loving Hearts Move, a community walk-cycle-paddle event held on Saturday, February 17. The free event will start at 9:30 AM at the Town Green (located in front of Forum River Center). Participants may opt to participate by either walking, cycling or paddling.
A simple sign up form can be found here: 2018 Heart Walk/Cycle/Paddle Event
2018 Heart of the Community award recipients along with family, friends and supporters will participate in the event. Donations will be accepted at the event where all proceeds will support heart related projects in the Rome community.
Chris Jackson, Heart of the Community Board Member, is helping to coordinate the event. “Loving Hearts Move is a fun way for everyone in the community to show their support for a heart healthy community. Between walking, cycling, and paddling; there is something for everyone to enjoy,” said Jackson.
To kick off the event, “When in Doubt-Dance” team from Elm Street Elementary will help participants warm up before heading to the land and water trails. Additionally, Elm Street Kid’s Enterprises will have products available for sale.
The walk route is 1.5 miles; the bike route is 2 miles and the paddle is 3 miles. All events will start at the Town Green. Participants who want to paddle can reserve canoes or kayaks through CRBI by calling 706-232-2724.
The event is part of a full day of celebrations including the Heart of the Community Awards of Honor, which recognizes individuals who have committed their service to support the local community. Everyone who participates in the event is encouraged to tag their photos with #RedmondHOC to show support for the Heart of the Community and their mission to exhibit a servanthood philosophy to Rome and Floyd County.
For questions on the Loving Hearts Move Walk-Cycle-Paddle Event, contact Chris Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, February 17, 2018, ten of Rome’s “unsung” heroes will be honored at the Heart of the Community Awards of Honor gala called “An Affair of the Heart.” For 31 years, Redmond Regional Medical Center has sponsored these awards to recognize and honor individuals whose commitment through volunteer service has made this community a better place in which to live, work and raise a family.
Our 2018 recipients include: Libby and Ira Levy, Board of Governors Award, Jay Shell, Young Heart Award , Elm Street Elementary School, Business Award and Awards of Honor Recipients, Mike Burnes, Stephanie McElhone, Annette Morris, Lenora Santoro, Charles Smith and Scott Smith.
Tickets for the event are available for purchase here: PURCHASE TICKETS or by calling Wanda J. Whitten at 706-802-3924.
Jay Shell is not a lifetime Roman but you’d think he was by seeing the compassion he has for this community. Moving to Rome 19 years ago, he has been involved in the following: Downtown Development Authority as Promotion Chairman and Business Improvement Board Floyd...read more
Scott Smith is a native of Bremen, Ga. He received his B.S. Degree in Business from the University of Georgia and his JD Degree at Mercer Law School. He is with McRae, Smith and Peek Attorneys in Rome. His involvement in the community began 25 years ago when he...read more
A 1980 graduate of East Rome where he played on back-to-back championship teams in 1977-1978, Charles received a BS Degree in Social Service from the University of Georgia and a Master’s Degree in Early/Childhood Education from Ashford University. Charles has been...read more
A native of Waterbury, Conn., Lenora received a BS degree from Southern Connecticut State University and a MSW degree from Northwestern University. She and her husband, Dr. James Santoro, moved to Rome when he started his medical practice. Her community service has...read more
A native of Greenville, S.C., Annette has been a longtime resident of Floyd County. She received a BS Degree from the University of South Carolina, a master’s degree from Georgia State University and recently received an Ed. S Degree from the University of Alabama. ...read more
Together the Levys have participated in:: Rome Symphony Orchestra Ira as past president. Libby with “Symphony Supper” series. Hosted “President’s Luncheons” for Rome Symphony debutantes. Honored by the Georgia Trust For Historic Preservation. Fairview E.S. Brown...read more
Stephanie grew up in Alexandria, Va. She received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and her MBA from the University of Alabama. Her community involvement: Mary’s Catholic Church – Finance Committee, Vision & Mission Committee, Endowment Committee Mary’s...read more
Mike graduated from Rome High School in 1969 and the U.S. Naval Academy in 1973. He served seven years in active Navy and 23 years in Navy Reserve. He retired as a Navy captain in 2003. Bill Thornton says, “There is never a job too big or too small for Mike. He is always ready to serve behind the scenes in any capacity for as long as needed or as the person in charge”.read more
Tickets will be available soon for the 32nd Annual ‘Affair of the Heart’ banquet honoring the 2018 recipients of the Heart of the Community Awards.
There will be several events going on that day to benefit the Heart of the Community Foundation.
Michelle Picon has been appointed Chairman of the Heart of the Community Foundation Board of Governors for 2017-2018.
The “Heart of the Community Awards” recognition program is sponsored by Redmond Regional Medical Center and the Heart of the Community Foundation, Inc. to honor local citizens for their volunteer service to our community. Recipients of the awards are honored at a black tie gala, “Loving Hearts, Helping Hands,” The 32nd annual event will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Forum.
Proceeds from the event will be designated for heart education and safety programs in the Rome and Floyd County community. Previously funded projects have included the Heart House for families of critically ill patients on the Redmond campus, AED units in public facilities in Rome, a fitness course at Ridge Ferry Park, fitness equipment at the Thornton Center, swimming scholarships at the YMCA, exercise equipment for Summit Quest, and grants to various humanitarian and heart related agencies in Rome and Floyd County.
Michelle is a graduate of Princeton University were she majored in English. She has a background in financial journalism and has taught or tutored Spanish at Darlington for the past 10 years.
She is a member of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church where she serves on the Finance Committee and on the Mission and Vison Committee.
Michelle is a founding board member of the Historic Desoto Theatre Foundation, where he has served as Vice-President and is involved in the construction fundraising and grant writing committees. She has previously served as president of Saint Mary’s School PTO, Chair of the St. Mary’s auction and in various capacities at the Darlington Upper School Tiger PRIDE and the East Central Elementary PTO.
Picon and her husband, Harbin Clinic Cardiologist, Dr. Hector Picon, are natives of San Juan, Puerto Rico and have lived in Rome for over 25 years. They have four adult children, Michelle Marie, Monique. Melissa, and Hector Miguel.
Additional Heart of the Community Foundation Board members who assist in the event and the mission of the Foundation include: Harry Brock, Angie Beard, Brenda Bowen, David Byearley, Kristy Brown, Steve Graves, Nancy Hunter, Judy Ingram, Dawn Irmscher, Chris Jackson, Kristi Kent, Mai Mai Kelly ,Monisha Patel, Elaine Price, Mimi Richards, Lauren Sklar, David Smith, and Esther Vaughn. Wilson.