Held by Community Advocacy for Merritt Island
WATCH: Cynthia Wall (left), president of Community Advocacy for Merritt Island, and Orville Susong (right), partner with the Friday Night Locker Room, talk about the Merritt Island Holiday Illumination Celebration that will be held Saturday, December 9, at the Brevard Veterans Memorial Center, 400 S. Sykes Creek Pkwy., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Merritt Island Holiday Illumination Celebration will be held Saturday, December 9, at the Brevard Veterans Memorial Center, located at 400 S. Sykes Creek Pkwy., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This very special event is produced by Community Advocacy for Merritt Island, a non-partisan volunteer organization committing to contributing to an environment where Merritt Island residents and businesses can live and achieve their best island life.
This event will include a tree-lighting ceremony, kids’ activities, music, vendors, food trucks, and much more.
My broadcasting partner, Orville Susong, had the opportunity to sit down and talk with the president of CAMI, Cynthia Wall, about a special activity that will take place at the end of the evening.
“You will have an opportunity to purchase a luminary,” Wall said. “We will line the walkway around one of the lakes at the Veterans Memorial Center, we will go dark, and have this beautiful luminary scene.”
For additional information, visit ca4mi.com.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Steve Wilson was born in DeRidder, Louisiana and grew up in both New Orleans and Macon, Georgia. He moved to Brevard County in 1984 and retired from local government as the Community Advocate/Assistant to the City Manager with the City of Rockledge in 2018.
Among the awards and accolades Steve has received over the years are 15 + year Rockledge Little League volunteer, Brevard Public School Jefferson Award Recipient, Rockledge High School Raider Booster Award 2001, 2006, City of Rockledge Employee of the Year 2006, Rockledge Kiwanian of the Year 2006-2007, City of Rockledge Quality Public Service Award 2008, 2012, 2017, Rockledge Kiwanis Citizen of the Year 2012-2013, Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame – Sportscasting 2015, Rockledge High School Leadership and Service Award 2016, Central Florida Humanitarian Award 2017, Space Coast Inspiration Award – 2018, Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement – 2020 and Ecofest Achievement Award – 2022.
Wilson is especially proud of his chairing two fundraisers in support of pediatric cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in honor of Merritt Island resident Julie Spurlock that raised over $25,000.00.
He has been a partner, along with Orville Susong, for the past 24 years with the Friday Night Locker Room, a broadcasting team that covers and reports on a wide variety of local events that are of significance to the residents of the Space Coast and beyond. Their mission is to promote youth sports, support first responders and law enforcement personnel, and showcase community and charitable events that are produced by our nonprofit partners in central Florida.
The Friday Night Locker Room has awarded hundreds of sports achievement plaques to Brevard County student-athletes over the years. They have also awarded more than $18,000 in academic scholarships to Brevard County high school seniors.