Our Hearts are Full!

Thanks for a great Love Thy Neighborhood Event

On Saturday, April 27th, homeowners, neighbors and friends gathered to celebrate the completion of Beaches Habitat’s OceanGate neighborhood. It was a beautiful day and a happy one, starting off with a brief program to recognize the many people and organizations who helped make OceanGate possible. We were pleased to present OceanGate’s newly elected Homeowner’s Association Board of Directors, who spoke about their vision for the future of the neighborhood. The Prep Club also recognized the highest achievers from the most recent academic quarter.

Couple playing bean bag toss

Following the ceremony, a number of community organizations set up tables to provide food and information for everyone at the event. There were also games and crafts for everyone to enjoy.

We are so grateful to everyone who helped and attended on Saturday and to all of you who have supported us along the way as we built in OceanGate. We look forward to a growing and thriving community in OceanGate thanks to all of you!

Special thanks to our program participants:

Sons of the American Revolution leading the Pledge of Allegiance
  • Mayor Ellen Glasser, City of Atlantic Beach
  • Phil Porter, Subaru of Jacksonville
  • Lory Doolittle
  • Pastor Kennetta Carter, Roberts Mount Pisgah AME Church
  • Bishop Percy J. Golden, Holy Church of the Living God Revival Center
  • Philip Simmons, Take Stock in Children
  • Jacksonville Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution

Thank you to our Exhibitors:

Young man speaking to women behind Mega Sports Camp table
  • Atlantic Beach Assembly of God
  • Atlantic Beach Police Department
  • Baptist Medical Center Beaches
  • Beaches HFH Family Selection Committee
  • BEAM
  • Christ United Methodist Church
  • Community Presbyterian Church
  • Goodwill Industries/Job Junction
  • Holy Church of the Living God Revival Center
  • League of Women Voters
  • OceanGate HOA Board
  • Roberts Mt. Pisgah AME Church
  • St. Paul’s Catholic Church
  • Take Stock in Children

Thank you to our Community Partners who supported us during the event:

  • Atlantic Beach Assembly of God
  • First Baptist Church of Atlantic Beach
  • Holy Church of the Living God Revival Center
  • Jacksonville Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution
  • Kenneth Risberg
  • The Klotz Group of Companies
  • New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
  • St. Andrews AME Church

See more photos of the event in our Photo Gallery.