Lakeview Regional Medical Center recently hosted its 3rd annual $5 Jewelry & Accessory Sale for the faculty and staff of the St. Tammany Parish school system. The “Apple of Our Eye Teacher Appreciation Event” drew 162 attendees. The teachers and volunteers attending  the Jewelry and Accessory Sale raised $1,642 for Care for KIT; Lakeview Regional matched that dollar amount, bringing the total donation to $3285. Awards for the highest level of attendance and door prizes were part of the  afternoon event.

“Lakeview Regional has been an integral partner in our mission to assist homeless students and their families,” states Lynn Johnson, Kids in Transition Liaison. “Fundraisers like ‘Apple of Our Eye’ make it possible for us to provide the necessary funds to promote academic success and student achievement.”  On November 20th, Johnson was presented with the donation to Care for KIT. Willie Paretti, Chairman of the Lakeview Regional Medical Center Board and Kim Melvin, Lakeview Regional Marketing Director were on hand with Andrea Talbot, Lakeview Regional Volunteer Director, and volunteers to present the check.

School Spirit winners for the highest attendance at the event were: First Place – Fountainebleau High School, who received a check for $1000; Second Place – a tie between Abita Springs Elementary School and Tchefuncte Middle School. Door prize winner of the three-hour limo service was Sheila Nolinske from Tchefuncte Middle School and the iPad winner was Summer Holiday from Abita Springs Elementary School. “We are thrilled to be able to honor our teachers here in St. Tammany Parish, while also providing some financial assistance to the Care for KIT program,” states Bret Kolman, Lakeview Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer.