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The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) recognized local accomplishments in the fields of public relations and communication the evening of April 24.

The FPRA Ocala Chapter would like to sincerely thank our exceptional sponsors for their contributions including:

  • College of Central Florida’s Appleton Museum of Art
  • Cox Communication
  • Stella’s Modern Pantry
  • First Impressions Printing
  • Chayote
  • Demilio Photography

The following awards were presented at the “Art of Public Relations 2015 Mid-Florida Local Image and Communicator of the Year Awards Gala” held at the College of Central Florida’s Appleton Museum of Art:

Two Featured Exhibits: Communicators of the Year and the Mid-Florida Local Image Awards

Lisa Varner, APR, CPRC was the recipient of the individual and Transitions Life Center was the recipient of the institutional Wilton F. Martin Sr. Communicator of the Year awards. Darren Ritch accepted for the TLC Board of Directors.

(Left) Judi Zanetti and Lauren DeIorio received a Image Award for their “Engage in Education Public Service Announcement,” created for the Marion County Public Education Foundation. Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC accepted on their behalf.

Transitions Life Center, Ginger Broslat Communications and JJ Fields Design received an Image Award in the Institutional Campaign category. Accepting for the TLC Board are Co-founders Michael and Linda Paglia with Ginger Broslat.

(Left) Career Source Citrus, Levy Marion received an Award of Distinction in the Institutional Campaign category. Laura Byrnes, APR, CPRC and Kathleen Woodring accepted the recognition.

Transitions Life Center, Ginger Broslat Communications and JJ Fields Design received an Image Award for “Champagne Dreams” in the Special Events category. Accepting for the TLC Board are Peggy and Darren Ritch with Ginger Broslat.

Transitions Life Center, Ginger Broslat Communications and JJ Fields Design received an Image Award for “Engaging Displaced Donors” in the Other Programs category. Accepting for the TLC Board are TLC board members Laurie Rabold and Lori Manresa with Ginger Broslat.

(Right) Judi Zanetti, Lauren DeIorio received an Award of Distinction for their “Planning for the Future” brochure created for the Marion County Public Education Foundation. Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC accepted on their behalf.

Barbra Hernandez, APR and Elaine DeIorio McClain received an Award of Distinction for the special event “Welcoming new customers: Marion County Utilities community meeting.”

Elaine DeIorio McClain received a Judges’ Award for the “Marion County Animal Services Microchip Success” news release created for Marion County Animal Services.

Barbra Hernandez, APR, received a Judges’ Award for the “Supporting Marion’s Patriots: A Community Rally” special event created for the Marion County Veterans Services in partnership with the Marion County Board of County Commissioners.

A special thank you to Cindi Morrison and Colleen Harper of the College of Central Florida’s Appleton Museum of Art.

The young ladies of the Performing Arts Conservatory of Ocala, under the direction of Lisa Hamilton, performed the classical ballet piece titled “Waltz of Spring.”

Who doesn’t love selfies? The PAC girls sure do!