A Fitting Tribute to Those Who Served
FORT MYERS, FL – Kemper Lorraine, a retiree living in The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community, still thinks back with deep fondness to the older brother who gave his life for this country. In September, 1944, Kemper was just 17, and a freshman in college, when he heard the news about his older brother. Following in his beloved brother’s footsteps, and against his mother’s wishes, Kemper enlisted in the Naval Air Corps one month later. “That was a terrible time for me,” said Kemper recently in an interview at The Woodlands. “My brother was a special person and while we occasionally fought like brothers often do, it was a devastating blow to lose him.”
When the terrorist attacks occurred last year, Kemper and his wife, Elizabeth, were in their home in Rosemont. The devastating tragedy of September 11 spurred the couple to take action and create a memorial to their brothers and fathers who served this country so faithfully in both World War I and World War II.
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Shell Point Kicks Off Month of Celebration With Breakfast Event
FORT MYERS, FL – May has been designated Older Americans Month throughout the U.S.A. – a time when seniors are honored and recognized for their significant contributions to our wonderful country. Shell Point is joining in this celebration of age with a month of special events to help us commemorate our past, as well as look to the future.
Share the Spirit Breakfast Kick-off
Mr. Bob Janes, Chairman of the Lee County Commission and Commissioner for District 1, joined us on, Thursday, May 2, at our Share the Spirit Breakfast in the Crystal Room on The Island at Shell Point. Janes, a Sanibel resident who was recently voted Citizen of the Year, addressed a crowd of 175 Shell Point residents regarding area growth, hurricane preparedness and several other issues impacting Lee County’s future. He also read a preview of the formal proclamation from the Lee County Commission declaring May to be Older Americans Month at Shell Point and throughout Lee County. (Right: Bob Janes poses with Shell Point’s Volunteer Coordinator Teri Kollath and VP of Operations David Haverstick.)
Formal Proclamation to Lee County Commission
On Tuesday, May 21, at 9:30 a.m., Andy Coy, Lee County Commissioner for District 4, will read the formal proclamation designating May as Older Americans Month to the Lee County Commission, in their Chambers in downtown Fort Myers. The formal reading of the proclamation will enter it into Lee County’s Public Record.
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A Full 18 Holes By Christmas
FORT MYERS, FL – The Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers has begun construction of the back nine of its championship golf course, with completion slated for December 1.
“Our guests are very excited about the opportunity to play a full 18,” said Shell Point’s director of golf Michael Mongoven, “and we’re excited to be able to deliver it to them.”
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