Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund and All Faiths Food Bank Offer Fresh,
Handmade Holiday Wreaths to Benefit Both Organizations

Lakewood Ranch, Florida – November 17, 2011 – The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund, which provides four-year scholarships to The Out-of-Door Academy for financially challenged students, announced a partnership with All Faiths Food Bank to sell fresh, handmade holiday wreaths online at www.Temmons.org and at a variety of locations throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties. Proceeds from wreath sales will benefit both non-profit organizations.

The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund was created in the wake of Taylor’s tragic death in 2010 at the young age of 19. As a student at The Out-of-Door Academy, Taylor excelled in academics and sports, and was voted vice president of his senior class, Homecoming King and student with the most school spirit. He also volunteered for All Faiths Food Bank, helping fill backpacks with basic necessities for children in Manatee and Sarasota counties.

The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund strives to carry on Taylor’s spirit and energy by helping feed the hungry in our community and funding scholarships for students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend The Out-of-Door Academy. Using Balsam fir branches fresh-cut from Taylor’s Trees, a family-owned farm in Maine, the 22-inch, double-sided, handmade wreaths are adorned with festive red berries, pine cones and a choice of red or burgundy bow.

To order your wreaths, go to www.Temmons.org to order online for delivery anywhere in the continental United States, or stop at one of the following locations, where students from The Out-of-Door Academy will be selling wreaths on weekends throughout the holiday season:

  • Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
  • First Friday at Main Street Lakewood Ranch (December 2)
  • Lucky Pelican Bistro, Lakewood Ranch
  • Benderson Development, Cooper Creek Blvd., University Park
  • Evie’s Tavern, Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota
  • Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota
  • Sarasota Farmer’s Market
  • Simon’s Coffee House, Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
  • Stickney Point Road and Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
  • About the Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund

The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund was created in the wake of Taylor’s tragic death in 2010 at the young age of 19. Taylor’s life, though cut short, was full of appreciation, gratitude, kindness and accomplishment. While the hole created by Taylor’s absence can never be filled, the Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund strives to carry on his spirit by awarding four-year scholarships to students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend The Out-of-Door Academy. Go to www.Temmons.org or call 941-915-9249 for more information.

About All Faiths Food Bank
The mission of All Faiths Food Bank is to solicit, warehouse, process and distribute food to not-for-profit agency partners offering hunger relief. The Food Bank reduces food waste by reclaiming the food that might otherwise go into our landfills. It also provides community leadership and education to the community on issues related to food, nutrition and hunger. Go to www.AllFaithsFoodBank.org or call 941-379-6333 for more information.

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