Long-term Wilton Manors Pride Center Volunteer Judy Shepard Dies

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Judy Shepard

Long-term Pride Center at Equality Park volunteer and community advocate Judy Shepherd passed away last week, surrounded by loved ones.  Judy's passion, leadership and dedication spearheaded the Center’s annual backpack and toy-drives for local schoolchildren.  She also belonged to Women in Network, the Stonewall Library and other community groups.

A celebration of her life will occur on Wednesday, August 22 at 7 p.m. at the Pride Center.  2040 N Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL 33305

“Since Judy Shepherd's passing, I've been thinking about the concept of true ‘legacy.’ Judy used her passion, stubbornness, compassion and determination to touch the lives of so many in our community,” said Deputy Director of the Pride Center Kristofer Fegenbush. “She gave and gave and gave. How many local school children had a better back-to-school or holiday celebration because of the troops that Judy rallied to donate items? She was a character. She made me laugh. She challenged and inspired me. Our community won't be the same without her.”

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