The first Osceola county We Dare to Care Annual Jingle Bell Ball took place Saturday November 10, 2018 at the Embassy Suites on Kyngs Heath Road. This event was organized by a combination of local small businesses in Osceola County combined with the St. Cloud Police Department in an effort to make sure no Osceola child is left without this Christmas. The event was a huge success drawing over 700 guests, all bringing an unwrapped gift for a child at Christmas.
Throughout the year We Dare to Care, a non profit organization, hosts a number of events in conjunction with small business owners to focus on raising funds for local charities to benefit Osceola families in need.
This event would not have been possible without the support and efforts from the following; Mike and Philomena Reilly – Shamrock Auto Body, Kyle and Merry Jane Hickman – Jimmy Hickman Excavating, Kevin and Heather Wolf – Wolf Irrigation & Landscaping, Dwight & Patti Leoding – Creative Printing Services & Myrtles, Don and Rosemary Schmidt – Don Schmidt Contracting & Roofing, Harry & Trudy Urban – Butler Mortgage, Mitch Lawrence – Exotic Embroidery, David & Ann Hasseberger – Natures Table, George & Debbie Hastings – Hastings Ranch & Farms LLC, Scott & Kim Urban – Distinctive Homes, Corry & Peggie Taltoli – Royal Battery Distributors, Tim and Brooke St Gordon – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Results Realty, Teresa & Cahir O’Doherty – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Results Realty, Blake Freeman – Asphalt 365, Scott Carey – Southeast Air Group, Account on Us, Centennial Bank, Overstreet, Miles, Cumbie & Finkenbinder, PA, Randy & Stacy McCland and Richard & Chelsea Boehm.