Prior Events


Veteran’s Ceremony

Enthusiastic crowd cheers new inductees

By Jerry Meyer

The Sumter County Democratic Executive Committee wrapped up a yearlong Wall of Honor campaign with a Jan. 25 ceremony naming 16 inductees.

DEC Chairperson Cathie Hardy told the audience at the DEC headquarters in Wildwood how she had been impressed by the personal histories of the individual nominees.

A committee headed by Alex Mariano created the components of the program, which included a banner covered with inductees names’ on stars. The story of each inductee is contained in a book at the site. Other members of the committee are Cris Anderson, Heather Rabinowitz, Cindy Comer, Pat Beerhalter and Ruby Perry.

In the first three quarters of 2019, the categories were Civil Rights, Veterans, and Accomplishments of Women. The final quarter was devoted to First Responders, Civil Service and Government Employees, and the laws that protect all U.S. workers.

The first of two guest speakers, retired New York fireman Bob Kane, spoke to the evolution of firefighting in the many types of buildings in the city. Kane also described the dedication of the city’s firefighters, even more entrenched since 9/11.

Kane is also the President of the FDNY 343 Memorial Club, which conducts an annual 9/11 ceremony at St. Mark’s Church.

Planning is underway for the 20-year observance in 2011.

Inductee Evelyn Seabrook spoke of her service as a Social Security Administration employee, outlining the history of the program. She is also a co-founder of the Corona-East Elmhurst Historical Society.

The other inductees: Sue Adcock, Robert Berg, Ann Boyd,,Barbara Cridin, Barbara Dieker, Larry Gilbert, Edward Keiser, D. Karen Knight, James Long, John Longacre, Alex Mariano, Debbie Martin, Robert Reiffen, Mary D. Simmons and Jerry Vicenti


Democratic Activist Brings her Message to Local Democrats

Pam Keith brought her “Making Our Values Real’ (MOVRS) message to a full house at party headquarters in Wildwood Friday, Nov. 15th. The former Congressional candidate, whose father was in the Foreign service, grew up in a half dozen countries and used that knowledge to give the audience a clear picture of current events in the Ukraine.

She also detailed what she sees as a more and more irrelevant Republican Party, and outlined how she sees taking Democratic values to the public, which she believes will get out the vote for Democrats.


Sumter County DEC

Executive Steering Committee

2nd Monday, @ 5:00pm -7:00pm


Sumter County DEC

General Membership Meeting

4th Monday @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm


Phone: 352-794-1351



300 South Main St

Wildwood, FL 34785

in the Save-A-Lot Shopping Plaza, in a free-standing building.

The front door faces the ACE Hardware store and the Wildwood Post Office.


Phone: 352-794-1351



Sumter County DEC

P.O. Box 1151

Wildwood, FL 34785

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