Community Briefs 4/4/19

Clay Today
Posted 4/3/19

Orange Park Medical Centerraises $45,000 for tragedy victimsORANGE PARK – Orange Park Medical Center raised $45,000 on March 22 for the HCA Healthcare Hope Fund at its unique Shooting for Hope …

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Community Briefs 4/4/19


Orange Park Medical Center

raises $45,000 for tragedy victims

ORANGE PARK – Orange Park Medical Center raised $45,000 on March 22 for the HCA Healthcare Hope Fund at its unique Shooting for Hope clay shoot.

The event attracted nearly 100 shooters at the Bradford Sportsmen Farm to raise awareness for victims of tragedy.

Last year HCA Healthcare, Orange Park Medical Center’s parent company helped over 6,000 employees with $6.4 million in grants during financial hardship due to natural disasters, domestic violence, death of a loved one and other special situations, thanks to the Hope Fund. The employee-supported charity helped many OPMC employees on the First Coast get back on their feet following Hurricanes Irma and Matthew.

“Being in healthcare, it’s natural for our people to rally together when devastation strikes,” said Richard Michaux, OPMC’s Director of Facilities and Shooting for Hope Organizer. “Not only does our staff stand-by during disasters for our community, they also step-up when it’s one of their own going through a difficult time.”

The 501(c)3 charity is funded by both employee and public contributions. Michaux says a gift of just $2 per pay check by one employee at Orange Park Medical Center can change a life and employees do not hesitate to give to the cause.

“What’s special about the Hope Fund is that it’s colleagues helping colleagues. Spreading awareness and getting the community involved is really exciting for us.”

Annual Concert on the Green

moves to Fleming Island park

FLEMING ISLAND – The Concert on the Green is moving to accommodate thousands of music fans.

The annual event now will on May 26 at the Plantation Sports Complex, 321 Old Hart Rd., near Thunderbolt Elementary, on Fleming Island.

The Concert on the Green is the largest music fest of its kind in Clay County.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15, which allows patrons to enjoy performances by a lineup of local bands and musicians, culminating with the Jacksonville Symphony starting at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks.

Concert on the Green’s principal purpose is to provide music and visual art scholarship opportunities to Clay County students by organizing a festival event for families and visitors, along with the experience of a live symphony orchestra in a natural, beautiful outdoor setting.

Concert goers are encouraged each year to bring their blankets and lawn chairs for relaxed enjoyment of music, activities and to savor a variety of food and beverage options.

Pre-sales tickets will be available in May at The Urban Bean, 2023 Park Ave. in Orange Park, Arlette’s Place at 1960 E. West Pkwy., Suite 102, Fleming Island, Expressions Salon at 1912 Debarry Ave., Orange Park and online at

Sponsorships, VIP and Patron packages and donations are available by contacting Last year, Concert on the Green delivered $12,000 in scholarships to local students.


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