By LINDA CHION KENNEY
The race is drawing to a close for honorary mayor of Riverview, with last-call events and fundraisers wrapping up this week.
The Bryan and Marijean Reith team is set to host a special screening of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” a film starring Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers. The cost is $20 for the special showing, Monday, Dec. 9, at Riverview 14 GDX, at 9390 Theater Drive, Gibsonton. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m., with raffle items, a 50/50 drawing and silent auction also on tap. The cost is $20 and includes movie, popcorn and drink. Also, the Reiths’ Riverview-opoly fundraiser is underway, with games available for purchase.
To support Daniel Cyral’s race, attend the My Warriors Place Amazing Race, set to start at noon, Sunday, Dec. 8, at Inspired Living, a memory care, assisted-living facility in Sun City Center. Each two-member team in its chosen mode of motorized transportation (including golf cart, car, truck and motorcycle) will make six stops throughout Sun City Center, where timed-tasks will be conducted to determine the event winner. Cyral also has an ongoing fundraiser for framed lottery tickets.
The Reiths are realtors affiliated with Re/Max Realty Unlimited. They’re raising money for the Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO) and the Impact Program, a nonprofit founded to help teens make healthy lifestyle and relationship choices. Cyral, owner of Hypnotic Engagements, is raising money for the South County Spartans athletic program and My Warrior’s Place, a retreat and resource center in Ruskin for veterans, service members, first-responders and military family members.
Ten percent of all race proceeds benefit the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, which runs the annual race. Each dollar raised counts as one vote. The race ends Dec. 10, with the new mayor unveiled at the chamber’s monthly membership meeting, Dec. 17, at The Regent. The second-place finisher will serve as honorary deputy mayor.