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SILVERLINERS MAKE EASTER SPECIAL FOR CHILDREN IN CAREER

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The Silverliners are retired flight attendants who raise funds and do endless charity work in their communities. The Key West group is bringing back its annual Fantasy flight to the North Pole, which has been stalled by COVID for the past two years.

But before that, the Silverliners joined forces to make Easter special for five local foster children.

The Silverliners work with Deborah Bailey, who calls herself a fairy godmother to local foster children.

“I guess I’m the Mother Goose type,” Bailey said.

And she is right. Have the dozens of local foster children she mentors, tutors and showers with the compassionate attention many have never received.

A combination of comfort, fun and responsibility, Bailey is the adult kids want to share a good report card, a successful test or a teenage heartache with.

“I have kids from years ago who still call me and tell me about a good grade they got, and it’s amazing,” she said. “They are just children; they want to be seen and heard, but unfortunately many of them have remained invisible.

“And most of those kids have probably never had a visit from the Easter Bunny, so we’re going to change that for them this year.”

The Silverliners filled giant Easter baskets with toys, candies, gifts and baby clothes for the little ones.

“We also got them Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory passes and ice cream certificates at Kilwin’s,” Silverliner Joyce Benavides said.