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Business Briefs 12-6

By Staff | Dec 6, 2019

Home Instead Senior Care hosting Be a Santa to a Senior Program

Home Instead Senior Care is once again offering the community a chance to spread joy to local seniors. Through the Be a Santa to a Senior program, community members can give a senior a special holiday gift. Since the program’s inception in 2003, the Be a Santa to a Senior program has mobilized more than 60,000 volunteers, provided approximately 1.2 million gifts and brightened the season for more than 700,000 deserving seniors nationwide.

“The Be a Santa to a Senior program is all about including seniors in the joy of the holiday season,” said Johnny Long, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office in Cape Coral. “A simple gift shows them they are a loved and vital member of our community.”

Be a Santa to a Senior is a true community program, with generous support from local businesses, nonprofit organizations, retailers, numerous volunteers and members of the community.

The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Northern Lee County, including Cape Coral, North Fort Myers and Pine Island, has partnered with area businesses and organizations to help with gift collection and distribution.

Visit one of the participating locations listed below and look for the Be a Santa to a Senior tree on display until Dec. 13. Each tree will be decorated with ornaments featuring seniors’ first names and gift suggestions.

Holiday shoppers can choose an ornament, buy the requested gift and return it to the store with the ornament attached. There’s no need to worry about wrapping – community volunteers and program partners will wrap and deliver the gifts to local seniors in time for the holidays.

Be a Santa to a Senior trees can be found at the following locations:

* Bank of America, 926 Cape Coral Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33904

* Bank of America, 1707 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33990

* Bank of America, 2536 Skyline Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33914

* Bank of Ozarks, 1645 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33904

For more information about the program, visit BeaSantatoaSenior.com or call 239-541-4133.

Cape Firehouse Subs to host First Responders Appreciation Day Monday

Sharing the giving spirit of the holiday season, local Firehouse Subs Franchisee Dan Redolphy is thanking all of the brave first responders in the Cape Coral area who put their lives at risk on a daily basis by inviting them to attend his First Responders Appreciation Day. On Monday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., police officers, firefighters and EMTs are invited to stop by Firehouse Subs at 2612 Santa Barbara Blvd., Ste. 20, Cape Coral, for a free medium sub, chips and drink.

To redeem the offer, they will need to either be in uniform or show proper identification to identify themselves as first responders.

A portion of every sale at any Firehouse Subs restaurant in the U.S. benefits Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, supporting the non-profit’s mission of providing lifesaving equipment, funding and education to first responders and public safety organizations across the country. This is thanks to a donation by Firehouse of America, LLC (franchisor for the brand), resulting in a minimum donation of one million dollars to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in 2019.

The offer is not valid for phone orders, online orders or delivery, both in-house and third-party. Not available with any other offers or discounts. Offer only valid at this location.

To learn more abort Firehouse Subs, visit www.firehousesubs.com.

2020 Hooters calendar girls to visit Cape Coral restaurant Dec. 14

Come meet the Hooters Girls featured in the 2020 Hooters Calendar from Wednesday, Dec. 11, through Saturday, Dec. 14, in Southwest Florida. The Hooters Calendar Tour will include Miss Hooters International and 2020 Hooters Calendar cover girl Briana Smith from Sunrise, Florida; centerfold Gianna Tulio from Boca Raton; Miss May Angela Porter from Naples; Miss February Sidney Pickman from Kentucky; and feature girl Alyssa Duckett from Fort Myers..

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the stop will be from noon to 3 p.m. at the Harry Chapin Food Bank with Hooters Girls from Fort Myers and Cape Coral Hooters (3760 Fowler St., Fort Myers)

On Saturday, Dec. 14, from 4-5:30 p.m., the group will be at the Hooters of Cape Coral, 3120 Del Prado Blvd, Cape Coral.

As part of its military support, Hooters also invites guests to participate in its annual Operation Calendar Drop program by purchasing a 2020 Hooters Calendar and attaching a personal note of thanks to our troops. Hooters will then collect and deliver the calendars to U.S. military deployed around the world and local organizations that work with veterans.

Over 200 Hooters Girls from ten countries are featured in the 2020 Hooters Calendar. Calendars are available at all Hooters locations and online. The calendar includes over $100 in coupons and deals at your local Hooters restaurant.

LTP Management, a Franchisee of Hooters of America, owns and operates 16 locations in South Florida. For more information about South Florida Hooters please visit www.HootersFlorida.com or follow us at Twitter @HootersFlorida, Instagram @SouthFLHooters and Facebook www.facebook.com/hootersflorida/.

Cape Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill &?Bar to host Breakfast with Santa Dec. 14

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar will hold its 21st annual Breakfast with Santa fundraiser will take place Saturday, Dec. 14, at 8:30 a.m., at select locations in Florida and Georgia. In Florida, Applebee’s locations in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Venice, Doral, Pem-broke Pines, Coral Springs, Greenacres, Port St. Lucie, St. Augustine and Jacksonville will be participating.

The Cape Coral Applebee’s is at 2228 Del Prado Blvd., S.

The fundraiser will support the efforts of the Marines Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, which distributes new toys to underprivileged children to provide a tangible sign of hope to as many economically disadvantaged children as possible at Christmas.

Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast along with goodies and the opportunity to take a free photo with Santa Claus. Tickets to Breakfast with Santa can be purchased for $10 each by calling or visiting a local Applebee’s. Advanced reservations are required as seating is limited. Children under the age of 2 are admitted free of charge. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Breakfast with Santa events will be donated directly to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to be distributed to local families.

All Applebee’s restaurants are owned and operated by entrepreneurs dedicated to serving their communities and offering the best in food and drinks with neighborly, genuine service. With more than 2,000 locations in 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico and 15 countries, Applebee’s is one of the world’s largest casual dining brands. Applebee’s restaurants are franchised by DineEquity Inc.’s (NYSE: DIN) subsidiary, Applebee’s Franchisor LLC and its affiliates.

Howisen attends educational seminar

Anna M. Howisen of Fort Myers, a Modern Woodmen of America representative, has completed a five?day training program at Modern Woodmen’s home office in Rock Island, Ill.

The program focused on helping families plan for life and reach their financial goals with Modern Woodmen. Speakers also covered topics including technology, fraternalism, underwriting and a number of other areas vital for success.

Founded in 1883, Modern Woodmen of America touches lives and secures futures. The fraternal financial services organization offers financial products and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States.

Call 239-628-1280 for information,