Country’s largest Gander RV and Outdoors opens in Fort Pierce
The new Gander RV & Outdoors in Fort Pierce officially opens at 9 a.m. Friday. The newly constructed dealership at 2121 S Jenkins Road is the largest Gander RV & Outdoors facility in the country. The 90,000 square-foot building sits on approximately 35 acres.
“We are excited to bring Gander RV & Outdoors to the wonderful community of Fort Pierce and the surrounding area”, said Marcus Lemonis, chairman of Camping World Holdings and reality TV star on The Profit series. “There is so much culture, adventure and history found here, and the location will be a prime destination to serve the outdoor community.”
Gander Outdoors is continuing a tradition of honoring present and past members of the armed forces by installing a massive American flag at the Fort Pierce location. The 40- by 80-foot flag, which covers 3,200 square feet, flies on a 130-foot pole and was installed as part of a project that Camping World Holdings began in February of 2014 to show its ongoing appreciation of America and the great people that sacrifice so much for our well-being.
The flag-raising ceremony honoring first responders, civil servants, and active military personnel will take place following the 9 official opening on Friday. Guests are welcome to witness the event while using masks and maintaining a proper social distance.
“It has been our vision to continue the tradition of raising these flags to show our company’s support and appreciation to our country and to those that have sacrificed so much to keep our communities safe,’’ Lemonis said.
Gander Outdoors is owned by Camping World Holdings, headquartered in Lincolnshire, Ill, and targets the hunting, camping, fishing, shooting, and active sports markets with outdoor products and services .
Since the Company's founding in 1966, Camping World has grown to more than 225 RV centric locations in 36 states.
Port St. Lucie begins ‘Call from City Hall’ program
The city of Port St. Lucie launched an initiative today to reach out to residents feeling the strain of self-isolation.
The city’s “Call from City Hall’’ program will reach out to residents that others suggest city officials check on. A nomination form is available on the City’s website, www.cityofpsl.com/acallfromcityhall, which asks residents to nominate an individual to receive a call from the mayor or a City Council member.
The form asks for contact information for the individual being nominated, as well as how long they have been a resident of the City and if they have any special occasions coming up, like a birthday or anniversary. A special notes section is included where the nominator can include a special note about the person that the Council Members could incorporate into the conversation. Once the form is filled out, one of the five council members will reach out to the nominee within seven days.
Jake Owen Foundation delivers check to Mentoring Academy
The Jake Owen Foundation, named after Vero Beach native and music celebrity Jake Owen, has delivered at $20,000 check to the Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy. The check was presented Tuesday by Jake’s father, Steve Owen, and brother, Jarrod Owen, to Phil Barnes, director of the Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy.
“Jake Owen has not forgotten his hometown,’’ Barnes said. “He and his family have been providing assistance to various youth organizations, including Youth Guidance, for years. This will help us continue our programs to help children break the cycle of poverty and become contributing members to the Indian River County community.”
Founded in 1973, Youth Guidance serves children ages 5-18 from low-income families. Children receive daily meals and participate in one-on-one and group mentoring programs that include: cooking, sewing, trade skills, life skills, S.T.E.A.M, tutoring, community service, and more. All programming occurs after school and during the summer and is free.
Capt. Chris hosts virtual tour
Capt. Chris Yacht Services of Vero is hosting a Facebook Live virtual tour at 10:30 a.m. Friday on the Krogen Express 52 docked at Harbour Isles Marina in Fort Pierce. Take the tour at https://www.facebook.com/krogenexpress/
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