By Mary Schenkel
John’s Islanders showed a “hunka-hunka burning love” in support of local nonprofit organizations at the John’s Island Community Service League’s “Fabulous Las Vegas last Saturday night. The claim that “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” is hardly applicable to this generous Vero Vegas group, where dollars raised will be spread far and wide across the county.
“We have more than 1,000 members now,” said Hope Woodhouse, JICSL board president. “This is the second year in a row that we’ll be giving out more than $1 million.”
This year the Service League will provide grants toward the operating expenses of 39 agencies that provide services to women, children and families in need of health, education and human services, plus scholarships for the children of John’s Island employees.