Hi! And thank you for your interest in our neighborhood association. The Civic Center has been in the South of Gandy Community since 1959! In the last year, we have had an influx of younger generations get involved and the center has an updated look. It's now the premier place for local BBQ's, reunions, birthday parties, weddings and more!
Our purpose is clear:
Make meaningful impacts in the South of Gandy Community!
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Our mission is to bring HOPE with every new horizon to all who struggle with basic life essentials, in particular, our veterans, the homeless, and families, through charitable services. For ways you can help please visit: https://www.facebook.com/HopeOnTheHorizonFlorida/
Troop 222 meets every Monday from 7pm-8:30pm. Anyone interested in joining please contact David DuGay at
Troop 1929 meets every Tuesday 6pm-7pm. For information on joining Girl Scouts contact Anicia Boling at 813-323-7741
We were able to motivate the neighborhood to send over 75 requests to CSX to repair the railroad tracks over Manhattan Ave and Westshore Blvd! With some help from our City Councilman Bill Carlson and the neighbors, we got it done!
For over 5 years, the neighbors have been requesting park benches to enjoy the views of this beautiful lake. With the help of Jason Marlow (legislative Aid of Councilman Carlson) and the GCC, we got them put in!
Every Thursday, we host a complimentary dinner for all to enjoy. We have neighbors, veterans, displaced individuals and families who have fallen on tough times come weekly for a meal. In addition, food boxes with various grocery items, breads, desserts, etc. are available for FREE!!! You are welcome to as well!
We ran a campaign on SOG Community Facebook Group. Encouraging the neighbors to report their out street lights. The response was overwhelming and the Teco responded quickly!
We hosted our first annual Easter Egg hunt in 2019! We thought we would have maybe 50 kids, but board member Lisa Chesser laughed at us! We had almost 300 kids attend!
This year amidst tough times as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, we were able to partner with Representative Jackie Toledo to host our first annual Job/Career Fair on June 4, 2020! Keep on the lookout for details surrounding the next Job/Career Fair in the future!!!
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals, improve neighborhood conditions, and fund our outreach missions.