CHAPTER PURPOSE  

CHAPTER PURPOSE  

To preserve the proud legacy of the Purple Heart Medal.

To preserve the proud legacy of the Purple Heart Medal.

IN THE NEWS

2021

The Citrus County Tax Collector Office and its top three fundraisers were recognized for their recent fundraising campaign conducted in partnership with Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart that raised $10,542.80 for the benefit of the Citrus County Veterans Foundation (CCVF), which provides grant assistance to local honorably discharged veterans and their surviving spouses.  Since inception of the partnership in 2004, the Tax Collector Office has raised over $202,000.  


Left front row: Richard Hunt, Chapter 776 Commander and CCVF Director; Marian Nosal, Tax Collector Office Administration Director; Top fundraisers Cherie Pollock, Hallie Sullivan & Robin Mecler; Vicki Phillips, CCVF Secretary; Curt Ebitz, CCVF President & Chapter 776 Adjutant.  Left back row: Mickey Hunt, Chapter 776 Associate Member; Annie Fair, Chapter 776 Associate Member; Joe McClister, Chapter 776 Finance Officer; Bud Allen Chapter 776 Sergeant at Arms. 

2020

The Citrus County Building Alliance (CCBA) Fishing Tournament Committee presented proceeds from the 2020 CCBA Annual Family Fishing Tournament, presented by Apopka Marine, to Richard Hunt, Commander, Aaron A Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart at the recent CCBA Annual Awards and Installation Banquet.  Left: Staci Hedge of Weber Glass, Commander Richard Hunt, John and Dusty Porter of Porter’s Locksmithing, Tournament Chairwoman Katrina Leturno, 25th Anniversary Sponsors Brad & Kelly Ellis of Triton Construction and Eric Swart of Hughes Exterminators. 

The Citrus County Tax Collector Office and its top three fundraisers were recognized for their recent fundraising campaign conducted in partnership with Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart that raised $11,317.78 for the benefit of the Citrus County Veterans Foundation (CCVF), which provides grant assistance to local honorably discharged veterans and their surviving spouses.  Since inception of the partnership in 2004, the Tax Collector Office has raised over $191,000.  


Left 1st row: Richard Hunt, Chapter 776 Commander and CCVF Director; top fundraisers Yja Bradley, Robin Mecler, & Dawn Craig; Curt Ebitz, CCVF President & Chapter 776 Adjutant; Mike Schlaudraff, Chapter 776; Tom Green, CCVF Treasure; Barbara Mills, CCVF Director.  Left 2nd row: Mickey Hunt, Chapter 776; Annie Fair, Chapter 776; Sandy Cross, Chapter 776; Linda Schlaudraff, Chapter 776; Doug Hockenberry, CCVF Director; Tom Sellars, CCVF Director; Joe McClister, Chapter 776 Finance Officer; Bob Huscher, CCVF Director.  Robin Mecler was presented with a Distinguished Service Award by Chapter 776 Commander Hunt in recognition of her devotion to Citrus County veterans by consistently being the top campaign fundraiser.

Chapter 776 Commander Richard Hunt presented Robin Mecler of the Citrus County Tax Collector Inverness Office with a Distinguished Supporter Award in recognition of her raising $3,878.86 of the total amount raised during the recent campaign and for her devotion to helping Citrus County veterans in need by consistently being the top fundraiser for each campaign. 


CONGRATULATIONS TO CHAPTER 776 AND UNIT 776 

DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA CONVENTION WINNERS!!

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Chapter 776 

named Best Purple Heart Chapter in Florida


 

                         Vikki Pietras

      selected as Department of Florida 

        Associate Member of the Year











Sandy Cross 

selected as Department of Florida 

Jonas Jacobsen Volunteer of the Year

Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart, P.O. Box 1345, Lecanto, FL 34460-1345

Tel:  352-637-3265 or 352-382-3847               Email:   info@citruspurpleheart.org