Ann Thompson

Iron Order builds up community through Caring and Sharing

Iron Order builds up community through Caring and Sharing

Riding atop thundering motorcycles clad in black leather with skulls emblazoned on their backs, when Iron Order Motorcycle Club of Navarre arrives on the scene, they are a hard bunch to miss and they often turn heads. While these guys exude a tough persona, they are also very well known in the world of Caring […]

Caring and Sharing feeds a community

Caring and Sharing feeds a community

What began as a one-family mission to bring toys to local children for Christmas has grown into an organization that serves more than 200 families over the holiday season.  Caring and Sharing first began when the Holley-Navarre Fire Station collected toys for local children for Christmas.  At the time, Don VanDerryt was the newly appointed […]

Dad event at school draws overwhelming response

Dad event at school draws overwhelming response

Sandra Drost couldn’t help but look around the West Navarre Intermediate cafeteria and smile at the sight of so many fathers spending quality time with their children in a school setting. “This warms my heart,” said Drost, the academic intervention specialist at the school. Heartwarming fits as an appropriate description. Successful is appropriate as well […]

Community in need of holiday donations this year

Community in need of holiday donations this year

Local organization Caring and Sharing is leading the way this holiday season to collect food and toys for those in need in our community. “Christmas joy is our goal for our clients,” Ann Thompson, president of Caring and Sharing said. “This year we have 183 families, totaling 710 persons, (317 adults, 119 teens, 234 children […]

Navarre High School wins Beach Bowl food drive battle

Navarre High School wins Beach Bowl food drive battle

The Beach Bowl rivalry extends beyond the football fields and into the hallways of both Navarre and Gulf Breeze High Schools. As tradition would have it, the football players compete on the fields and the students compete with a food collection drive that benefits Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County. Both schools had […]