Beta Theta, a chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, recently celebrated its 15th annual Mardi Gras “Fun” Raiser at the Clermont Performing Arts Center.  The event included a dinner/dance, silent auction, costume contest, entertainment and door prizes and raised over $18,000.

Mel and Joan Kyle

“Our 15th Annual Mardi Gras Gala was a huge success! said Beta Theta president Joan Kyle. We are truly blessed to have the support of the community and proud to announce we will be giving scholarships to East Ridge, Lake Minneola, and South Lake High School students as well as supporting 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations!  This was a team effort and would not have happened without the support of the City of Clermont, our Community Sponsors, OakWood Grill, and local guests who have supported us for 15 years.”

Beta Theta’s 21 members, Cathy Bateham, Michelle Delaney, Lisa Graham, Lucy Hage, Janet Hawkins, Barb Henry, Donna Kidder, Joan Kyle, Eleanor Lofgren, Diann Lovette, Sandy Martin, Suzanne McClure, Betty Meadows, Terry Moherek, Pat Moore, Janice Senninger, Rosetta Shobe, Sandie Stacy, Toni-Bell Rescoe, Jackie Ulch and Ann Whitlock, are overwhelmed and grateful for the support that friends, family and the community have provided.

Beta Theta expressed special thanks and recognition to –

REX SPONSOR – Tony Hubbard Realty

PLATINUM SPONSORS – City of Clermont, Designs by Sandra, The Golden Family, The Senninger Family

GOLD SPONSOR – Moherek Fishing Team

SILVER SPONSORS – Becker Funeral Home, Fields Equipment, Ford of Clermont, John Moore, South Lake Hospital

EMERALD SPONSORS – Advanced Tech Pest Management, Jim Eschelman – Ameriprise, Clermont Brewing Company, Dahl Family Law Group, Michael Mowdy – State Farm Insurance


CROWN PATRONS – Robin and Tom Crawford, In Memory of Joyce Droege, Granny Nannies, Lake Apopka Natural Gas District, Physician Business Alliance, Dr. David Lucas, Toni and Larry Rescoe

JEWEL DONORS – Bella Bella Dental, Designs By Sandra, Fine Art Appraisal by Janet Smith, Lisa Faire Graham,  Lake Sumter College Foundation, Betty Meadows, Pennachio Eye Care, Pittman Jewelers, Curt Ulch, “Simply Glass”, Unique Treasures by Debi, Village Goldsmith, Watercolors by Beth Kreutz

DONATIONS – Cami Bakery,  Clermont Herb Shoppe/Spa, Florida Farm Distillers, Fla. Lakes Symphony Orchestra, Great Clips, Janet Hawkins, Jewelry by Smoki, Just My Style, Lilly’s Gift Shop, Citrus Tower, Minneola Automotive, Office Depot, Rae Cheveux Salon, Rebecca Bonner, Red Lobster, Ruby Tuesday, San Jose’s Original Mexican Restaurant      

Special Thank You To

Eric Eyerly, The Oak Wood Smokehouse And Grille, Tim Hargis, Corelli’s Italian Restaurant, East Ridge High School Choral Group “Rhythm Of The Knight”, Designs By Sandra, and Gloria Prada Moore.

It’s A Mardi Gras Celebration and East Ridge High School Rhythm Of The Knight Knows How To Entertain 

The members of Beta Theta couldn’t bring such a spectacular and worthwhile event to the community without the help of the men of Beta Theta, Charles Bateham, Bill Delaney, Bill Graham, Steve Hage, Dave Hawkins, Roger Henry, Mel Kyle, Dave Lofgren, Charlie Lovette, Larry McClure, Skip McGuire, Tom Moore, Dave Peck, Larry Rescoe, Tom Senninger, Bob Shobe, and Irv Stacy.