In May 2017, two individuals took on the challenge to run for the title of Honorary Mayor of Brandon, Sue Burkett and Linda Chion Kenney. They assembled their teams and planned many fund raising events. (To see all events, click here). They inspired the community to donate to their causes. Combined, this duo brought in over $76,000 during their 33-day challenge, from June 1st through 8 am, Tuesday, July 4th. In prior years, Linda, most likely would have received the mayoral title by earning $34,483.00; however, Sue edged ahead, raising $41,601.57 and was named 2017 Honorary Mayor of Brandon. By contrast, Nat Storms was Brandon’s first Honorary Mayor in 1959 collecting $500.
An awards ceremony was held in which the candidates delighted in presenting funds to their selected charities. Photos of the candidates and their chosen Non-Profits are shown below.
Congratulations to the candidates for their superior efforts, to all who made contributions, and for the positive impact the monies have made to several Brandon charities.
To learn more about their charities, click the corresponding logos.
Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center – $8,263.25
Kiwanis of Greater Brandon – $12,784.05
Boys and Girls Club – $4,160.16
Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Assoc. – $10,400.40