On Thursday “Halloween” night, October 31, it is feared that downtown Jensen Beach will be invaded by Zombies! Yes, Zombies, young and old, are expected to invade downtown Jensen Beach during the Jammin’ Jensen event from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Jammin Jensen is a downtown Jensen Beach event held every Thursday evening to raise funds for downtown Jensen Beach beautification.
All Zombies who invade Jammin Jensen will be judged on the best Zombie costume, the best Zombie make-up and the best Zombie walk. Three winners will be chosen and will receive VIP tickets to the upcoming Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival. There is no registration fee. For additional information call the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce 772-334-3444. Jammin Jensen, the Zombie Invasion and the Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival are Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce events.
by Susan Lavery
We at AlexUSrealty have adopted a local charity as our special project. Hibiscus House is headquartered in Jensen Beach and has branches and services throughout the Treasure Coast (Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River Counties). Their special mission is to assist abused, neglected, and abandoned children.
For the parents who are overwhelmed and underequipped, they provide training, counseling, and support to help them become more effective and nurturing. For children who have been abandoned, abused, or removed from dangerous situations there are shelters and foster homes, special programs, tutoring, recreational opportunities and loving hearts.
Many local businesses such as ours have earned their Hibiscus House Teddy Bears. They also support themselves by running a thrift store and several fund-raising events throughout the year. But it’s not just about giving monetarily – mentoring, volunteering at the thrift store, providing recreational outings, helping in the office or on the grounds. There are so many opportunities to lend a hand. Please check out their website, hibiscuschildrenscenter.org, to learn more about this wonderful organization.
Remember, even the smallest contribution or effort can help. I often recall an essay I read when I was much younger, called “The Star Thrower” by Loren Eiseley. He tells of a time he was walking along a muddy beach and saw thousands of starfish washed up on the shore. They were being sucked down into the mud and in danger of suffocating before the tide came back in. On the shore he saw another man, stooping down, picking up starfish, and flinging them back into the sea far enough that the tide would not bring them back in. He asked the man, “There are so many of them, and only one of you. Do you really think you can make a difference?” The man smiled, picked up another starfish and threw it as far out as he could. “Made a difference to that one,” he said.