INK! names entertainment and sponsors for Community Appreciation for School Employees (C.A.S.E.) event, June 11

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Jordan Fletcher announced as the headlining act at INK!'s Community Appreciation for School Employees event June 11, 2022.

St. Augustine, Fla. – May 10, 2022 – INK! (Investing in Kids) will host the Community Appreciation for School Employees (C.A.S.E.) event on Saturday, June 11 from 4 pm until 8 pm for all St. Johns School District staff and their families. Festivities will be held at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds, 5840 FL-207 E. in Elkton, Fla.

According to Donna Lueders, INK! Executive Director, event updates include a myriad of generous support from local individuals and businesses to help fund the family-friendly day of activities and the confirmation of music entertainment at the event.  

Jordan Fletcher, a former St. Johns County resident, local Bartram High School graduate, and Nashville-based country music artist currently touring nationwide will headline the music portion of the event. Opening acts include Davis Loose, former St. Augustine resident,

St. Augustine High School graduate, and Nashville-based country artist, plus Dean Winter and the Heat playing country and Americana favorites.

Gold level sponsors named are The St. Augustine & St. Johns County Board of Realtors, Beaver Toyota St. Augustine, Mastercraft Builders, Davidson Realty, Inc., and Pepsico. Silver level sponsors include Old Town Trolley Tours of St. Augustine, Leonard’s Studio, and Adams Entertainment. Bronze level sponsors named are The Swashbucklers of St. Augustine, 102.1 FM and AM 1240 WFOY Radio, All American Air Charitable Foundation, Ring Power Corporation, Sunbelt Rentals, Inc., and Burkhardt Sales & Service.

Community partners include the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office which has partnered with INK! to assist with traffic. The lead volunteer organization and volunteer coordination will be provided by the Rotary Club of St. Augustine Sunset with members who will also assist with food preparation and service.

Also, contributing as community partners are the St. Johns County Fire Rescue (SJCFR) and SJCFR Cadets, Heritage Educators Insurance Co., VyStar Credit Union, McGee and Sons Pressure Washing, Sol Margin Fishing & Conservation Foundation, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, and Wawa Inc.

“A family-friendly picnic and fun-filled day of activities for all St. Johns County School District employees and their immediate families is being held for our local heroes in education. They can enjoy the free activities in appreciation of their dedication and resilience throughout the last two years and for their continued efforts educating St. Johns County students,” said Lueders. “The event is open to all St. Johns County school employees from the maintenance teams to the instructional teams and school administrators at the 45 public schools in our District, plus administration and support staff.” Lueders added there are close to 6,000 employees who are invited to the June 11 festivities.

Activities will also include a Kid’s Zone featuring special guests Captain William Mayhem and his Pirate Crew, and the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office mounted patrol, along with family-friendly games, disc golf, a mobile game truck, and refreshments. INK! welcomes additional support with financial and in-kind sponsorships and community partnerships available.

INK! promotes academic success for all St. Johns County public school students by providing innovative programs, teacher support and classroom resources to support over 47,000 students and approximately 2,785 teachers. The St. Johns County Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 education foundation; EIN 59-3221115. The office is located at 1 Christopher St. in St. Augustine. For more information, contact Donna Lueders at 904-547-7120 or email Do***********@st*****.us. Visit the website at www.ink-stjohns.org.