Jackie Holfelder Published 5:00 p.m. ET June 26, 2017 | Updated 5:00 p.m. ET June 26, 2017
Vern Melvin, director of 19th Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program, and Jim Pawlak, Voices for the Children of Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast board member(Photo: Jackie Holfelder)
Throughout the year, the generous volunteers who make up the 19th Circuit Guardian ad Litem program work long hours with little public recognition on behalf of the youngsters for whom they advocate.
But that changes at the annual appreciation event at which they are lauded and thanked for their hard work and caring concern. This year, a sumptuous luncheon was held at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in St. Lucie West, generously underwritten by the law firm of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd.
The Appreciation Luncheon was hosted aand coordinated by Voices for Children of Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast, as it has been in past years.
To learn more about the Guardian ad Litem program, visit www.facebook.com/19th-Judicial-Circuit-Guardian-ad-Litem-Program. To learn more about Voices for Children of Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast, go to VoicesForChildrenotc.org.