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February Fisher House News From Our Home
Meet Stephen the Hawk
Stephen has become the unofficial mascot of our home on Eglin AFB.  Test your hawk IQ - they have excellent eyesight, can see 8 times better than humans and unlike many animals, hawks are able to see different colors.  He was probably drawn to our Tierney Family Christmas tree lights.  Sadly, hawks are opportunistic, eating whatever is available. Hopefully, Shalimar the Squirrel, who is featured in our educational Coloring Book stays well away.  
Is one of your resolutions to provide awesome motivational training for your staff in 2017?
  Ed Hubbard of Positive Vectors Inc, and our featured speaker for the 2016 Gala, has offered to donate his corporate training fees this year to your local Fisher House.  Please call him directly to learn more - 850-862-5273.  Thanks Ed for your service, sacrifice and support. 
L3-Crestview Aerospace
As part of their participation in our 2016 Helping Heroes Gala, L3-Crestview Aerospace sponsored a suite for 2017 at our Fisher House on Eglin AFB. Stacy Johnson and Dave Wilcox received the plaque from Mia Hughes in recognition of their generous support.  Thanks again to Woody Tignor, and our L3 friends! 
With Incredible Gratitude

We would like to recognize some of our cause champions and financial partners for the month of January.  When you see them, please thank them for their help fulfilling our mission.  
Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
Sequins and Suits
Thanks to the Chamber for their support of Fisher House and to Donna Chesher, Michele Green and David and Diane Walbeck for volunteering on our behalf.  
Family Reindeer Games
A family competes each year in Reindeer Games in lieu of Christmas gifts to each other.  Winner gets bragging rights for the year and to choose the charity - thanks Pensacola family! 

Pacesetters HCE

Emerald Coast All Purpose Cleaning and Handyman Service
Reid Joyner

Navarre Area Board of Realtors
Memory of Shirley Brown
Friends of ours from Pyramid Inc get a tour!
Brock Lawn & Pest - Fort Walton Beach
In Kind - Pest Control for the Home

Joshuatree Internet Marketing
In Kind - Web Design

In Kind - Storage Facilities
Hurlburt Spouses Club
$1,000 - WOW!

3rd Annual Field of Valor -
Exchange Club of Niceville
Thanks Paul for your leadership!
E merald Coast Mustang Club
What a great group of car enthusiasts - thanks to the Community Ambassadors for supporting!
Emerald Air Services
  Support businesses who support your local Fisher House.
  Upcoming Events
Saturday, March 4, 2016
The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association hosts the EscaRosa Chapter 1st Annual Crawfish Boil
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Johnny Huston's Grille & Bar
7634 Navarre Parkway
$20 - tickets here
Shamrock Poker Run and Pig Roast
American Legion Post 235 Gulf Breeze
March 11
Steak Dinner and Auction
American Legion Panama City
March 18
April 1, 2017
7th Annual Navarre Beach Pub Crawl,
hosted by Stripes Pub and Grill, thanks Rob!
31st Annual Sandestin Wine Festival - Volunteers Register Now!
(free taster ticket for those volunteering)

April 21/22
297 happy, helpful hands needed!  Be ONE of the 297! 
Register now!  Responsible vendor form and required video are now on our website.  Reminder emails of your assignment will be sent early April. Thanks for your support!  Sign up and bring your friends!  

The Cutting Room Salon and Spa is THE Salon supporting your Fisher House in this year's Top Salon 2017.  Thanks to Belinda Gilliam for selecting US, on April 7, please go and select THEM!
Can't attend but want to support The Cutting Room?  Donate here - they are in a contest to fundraise and win extra tickets to the (always) sold out event.  
A look ahead on our calendar
April 7/8 - Emerald Coast Lightning Lacrosse Tournament - Morgan Sports Complex, Destin
April 29 - Ranger Camp Open House - Race the Ranger 5k/Car Show 
May 12 - First Tee Stars and Stripes Golf Tournament - at Eglin Golf Course
registration available at
Sponsorships are available now, tickets on sale now and THE committee to plan all the details is being formed. Buy tickets and sponsor here.
In January, we served 356 guests because of you and February is experiencing almost 100% occupancy.
Words from our guests
"Thanks so much for the warm accommodations during the time of my daughter's delivery and birth of my first grandson. We are truly grateful and blessed to be home away from home. May the Lord continue to bless this home and all who visit and stay. Blessings to each of the staff and keep pouring  into this as you do what you do." 1/7/2017

"Judy, Marc, & Don.  Thank you all so much for welcoming us to Fisher House. This is a homey and lovely place, and we were comfortable while our brother & son was at Ft. Walton Beach Medical Center. We cannot the Foundation enough for the gift of our stay, as it took a considerable financial burden off our family during this medical emergency."  1/9/2017

" My daughters and I stayed here while my sister gave birth to my nephew. The staff was so amazing and welcoming. We drove down from Charlotte, NC, and had no idea we were staying here.  Once my sister let the hospital know that she had family driving down, they let us stay here. Everything was taken care of, and set up so nice. I really enjoyed my stay, and am thankful for the amazing staff." 1/7/2017

"Blessings be upon this home, for God almighty has provided. This home has truly been a blessing to our family during the birth of my first grandson. Thanks to the entire staff for making our stay such a happy and memorable one. Blessings forward." 

"Thank you so much for your hospitality during a very trying time for me and my family. My son was severely injured at work, falling from 24 feet. He had broken bones and a severe head injury. Thank God he is responding to treatment and it is my prayer that he will soon return to normal. 
My stay here at the Fisher House has been a blessing. I can never thank you enough. God's blessing on all who serve here." 12/19/2016-1/7/2016

Fisher House Board Members

Executive Committee

President, Teresa Halverson
Vice President, Gordon "Gordy" Fornell
Secretary/Past President, Shirley Pigott
Treasurer, Jerry Williams

Board Members

Trec Chedister,  Richard Dick,  Jim Fisher,  Kevin Locht,  Bruce Nunnally,  Jeff Riemer,  Tama Van Decar and  Jim Yurack

Emeritus,  Myra Arnold

Community Ambassadors

Carolyn Espinoza, Dave and Diane Walbeck, Peter Karp, Keith Brown and Wayne and Sheila Williams
How you can help today!
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