Gilbert Cares

Gilbert Gets Out There

As an organization, we encourage every member of Team Gilbert to get involved in the communities we live in and service. Below are a few activities that our team members may have participated in and other fun photos and videos from our team.

Each week we spotlight individuals in the Lake Okeechobee News that have made an impact around Team Gilbert or in the community. If there is someone you would like to nominate, please click here and tell us why they are a Hometown Hero.

Gilbert and its team members are involved in numerous organizations. Follow the above link to take a look at just some of those organizations.

The Gilbert Family of Companies has a heart for Okeechobee and the surrounding communities and is regularly approached for donations. In order to help expedite the process, please click here and complete the form in its entirety to be considered for a donation.


2022 Chevy Youth Baseball & Softball Clinic

April 19, 2022

Gilbert Chevrolet has again teamed up with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide a FREE instructional clinic to the youth of the Okeechobee area.

While baseball and other sports may only be considered ‘games,’ they help kids develop invaluable skills like leadership, cooperation, and sportsmanship while also bringing families and communities together. We’re proud to participate in an event that brings so many smiles to kids and families in Okeechobee. Click visit our Facebook page for more photos.

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Okeechobee Baseball Player Hits Homerun: Awarded $500 College Scholarship

April 19, 2022

Orlando Arana of the OHS Baseball Team recently hit a homerun through

Gilbert Ford's "Bust the Windshield" monster wall, winning a $500 college scholarship and $500 for the OHS Baseball Team. Congratulations, Orlando!

Click here to read more

Gilbert Chevrolet Support Shop with a Cop

January 24, 2022

Gilbert Chevrolet and the Gilbert Family of Companies were proud to again support the Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Police's "Shop with a Cop" program for the 2021 Holiday Season. If you would like to join us in supporting this worthwhile program, please reach out to Cari Arnold at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office - 863-763-3117.

Roland Martin Marine Center Series Winners!

January 4, 2022

Congratulations to Rick Wilhelm (right) & Dell Hatfield (left) on your success at the 2021 Roland Martin Marine Center Series!

Gilbert Ford's Inaugural Lego Building Contest Winner

December 27, 2021

Congratulations to Joel Torres for being the winner of Gilbert Ford’s inaugural Lego building contest! A huge thanks goes out to all the kids that participated. Your creations were all amazing!

Gilbert Chevrolet's Inaugural Lego Building Contest Winner

December 27, 2021

Congratulations to Fin Sylvain for being the winner of Gilbert Chevrolet’s inaugural Lego building contest! A huge thanks goes out to all the kids that participated. Your creations were all amazing!

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Santa & his "Grumpy Green Friend" visit Gilbert Chevrolet

December 15, 2021

Santa & his "Grumpy Green Friend" took time out of their busy schedule to pay a visit to Gilbert Chevrolet to take photos with the local kiddos.

Check out our Facebook page for more photos.

Okeechobee Lighted Christmas Parade

December 11, 2021

The Holiday season isn't complete without the annual Okeechobee Lighted Christmas Parade. And what's a Christmas parade without the "Grumpy Green Friend" making an appearance?

Gilbert Chevrolet & OHS Cross Country Team Up for a Test Drive Fundraiser

December 08, 2021

Cross Country is a sport loved by millions but dreaded by even more. The kids on this team train tirelessly to be able to push their bodies and minds. We are honored to have been able to support the cross country team with funding to assist with much needed equipment.

Gilbert Chevrolet & OHS Drama Club Team Up for a Test Drive Fundraiser

December 08, 2021

Mrs. Raulerson and her Thespian Troupe not only bring smiles to students and citizens throughout the county, but lessons learned here help create future successful, productive adults! We are honored to have been able to support their program.

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Santa & his "Grumpy Green Friend" visit Gilbert Ford

December 8, 2021

Santa & his "Grumpy Green Friend" took time out of their busy schedule to pay a visit to Gilbert Ford to take photos with the local kiddos.

Check out our Facebook page for more photos.

Florida Farm Bureau
Farm-City Week Luncheon

November 18, 2021

The Gilbert Family of Companies was honored to be a part of the Farm-City luncheon & able to get this great video.

To learn more about Farm-City Week or to find out how you can be involved in future events, contact the Okeechobee County Farm Bureau.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2021

From our family to yours, we wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!

Gilbert Halloween!

October 30, 2021

It's Halloween time here at Gilbert & some of our team is dressed for the occasion! Which one is your favorite costume?

Check out our Facebook page for more photos.

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Business of the Year Awards
Hosted by Chamber of Commerce

October 23, 2021

The Gilbert Family of Companies was a table sponsor for the 2021 Business of the Year Awards hosted by the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations to all of this year's winners!

Visit the Chamber's Facebook page for more photos.

Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic

September 09, 2021

Gilbert Chevrolet joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment & a monetary donation for the Okeechobee High School Baseball Team & a free instructional clinic to the youth of Okeechobee & surrounding areas.

Visit our Facebook page to see more photos.

Gilbert Oil Company Customer Appreciation Lunch

May 14, 2021

To show our appreciation to all of our amazing customers, Gilbert Oil Company provided a delightful BBQ lunch with all of the fixings. We appreciate each and every one of you!

Thank you for being part of the Gilbert Family!

Teacher of the Year,
Thank You Reception

May 5, 2021

The Gilbert Family of Companies recently held a Thank You Reception for the Okeechobee Teacher & Non-Instructional Employees of the year. Thank you to every employee of the Okeechobee School District for all you do to improve the lives of Okeechobee's youth.

Jersey Mike's Day of Giving

April 02, 2021

Team Gilbert was happy to participate in Jersey Mike's National Day of Giving that locally supported Hospice of Okeechobee.

Thank you, Jersey Mike's!

Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show & Sale

March 21, 2021

The Gilbert Family of Companies was proud to be a part of the Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show & Sale. If you would like to be a sponsor or have a child that would like to participate in the 2022 Youth Livestock Show & Sale, please visit their website for additional information.

Okeechobee Cowtown Rodeo

March 13-14, 2021

The Gilbert Family of Companies was a proud sponsor of the Okeechobee Cowtown Rodeo. Visit their Facebook page for more information and photos.

Glades Youth Livestock

March 4, 2021

The Gilbert Family of Companies was once again proud to be a part of Glades County Youth Livestock. We look forward to supporting the local youth and the surrounding areas. If you would like to help or be a sponsor for next year's show & sale, visit their Facebook page for more information.

Roland Marina Fishing Series

The Roland Marina Fishing Series is an elite fishing tournament on Lake Okeechobee. Professional bass fisherman from all over the country come to get the best catch. It is a tournament that never disappointments.

OHS NHS "End the Hunger: Backpack Program"

The Gilbert Family of Companies is a proud sponsor of the OHS National Society's "End the Hunger: Backpack Program" which helps provide food to 150 elementary students in our district.

Thank you NHS students for all you do!

Happy New Year!

Team Gilbert would like to wish everyone a safe & Happy New Year!

Here are just a few team members sharing what they are going to do to make 2021 their best year yet! What are some positive things you are doing in the upcoming year?

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Gilbert 12 Days of Christmas

We really got into the holiday spirit & wanted to share some joy with y'all with our own version of the "12 Days of Christmas". We hope you enjoy the vocal talents of Team Gilbert !

Have a fun & safe Christmas. From our family to yours, Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays.

OHS Drama Club Raises $1,500!

Gilbert Chevy recently teamed up with the OHS Drama Club-Thespian Troupe 7319 for a Test Drive Fundraiser. With their help, and yours, we were able to help raise $1,500 for their club! Congratulations!

Happy Thanksgiving!

After reflecting on a very unpredictable year, we thought it would be nice if we could have some fun and share our positivity with our customers and team. So for this year's Thanksgiving we want to have some fun and tell a few jokes. From our family to yours, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Veterans Day!

The Gilbert Family of Companies would like to say thank you the veterans of the U.S. Military. We thank you for your sacrifices and your service.

Congratulations,
Krista Stanley!

Mrs. Stanley was selected the 2021 Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year. She has only been teaching for four years, but has quickly become an inspiration and role model for her students and other educators in the District.

Gilbert Chevrolet was proud to award Mrs. Stanley with a brand new 2021 Chevy Trailblazer. Thank you for all you do for Okeechobee's youth.

Happy Independence Day!

From our family to yours, we wish everyone a fun & safe Independence Day!

Happy Father's Day!

From the Gilbert Family we would like to wish a Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful fathers and mothers who play both roles. We hope you have an amazing day.

Hometown Heroes Video Series

In this installment of our Hometown Heroes video series, we are showcasing Shirlean Graham, founder of "Chobee Steelers" steel drum band & a Martha's House Advocate.

Thank you, Mrs. Graham, for all of your time & commitment to the families of our community.

If you would like to nominate a Hometown Hero, visit our Gilbert Family Facebook page & leave a comment of the name you would like to nominate.

Hometown Heroes Video Series

In this installment of our Hometown Heroes video series, we are showcasing Okeechobee Police Department's, Motor Officer Holroyd. Motor Officer Holroyd has been with the department for 13 years, and we would like to thank you for your service.

If you would like to nominate a Hometown Hero, visit our Facebook page, & leave a comment of the name you would like to nominate.

Hometown Heroes Video Series

In the next installment of our Hometown Heroes video series and in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we are showcasing Brandi Botello. Thank you for all you do for Okeechobee's youth, Brandi.

If you would like to nominate a Hometown Hero, visit our Facebook page, & leave a comment of the name you would like to nominate.

Hometown Heroes Video Series

In the first installment of our Hometown Heroes video series and in honor of National Nurses Day, we are showcasing Alexis Muller. Thank you for your dedication to others, Alexis.

If you would like to nominate a Hometown Hero, visit our Facebook page, & leave a comment of the name you would like to nominate.

Jersey Mike's & the Gilbert Family of Companies Deliver Treats

May 5, 2020

Jersey Mike's Subs of Okeechobee and the Gilbert Family of Companies recently teamed up to provide the hardworking team at Publix some tasty ice cream from Milking R Dairy. A big thanks to the Publix team and everyone else out there working to keep food on our tables. Each of you is a Hometown Hero! To see more photos, visit our Facebook page.

Okeechobee County Farm Bureau Membership Drive

February 27, 2020

Gilbert Ford teamed up with the Okeechobee Farm Bureau for a membership drive

This event was to show the benefits you receive by becoming a Farm Bureau member. As a member you will receive discounts for hotels, rental cars, theme park tickets, & so much more. Not to mention, the $500 Ford Bonus Cash you receive when you purchase a new Ford.

Thank you to everyone that came out to support the Okeechobee Farm Bureau and to all the new members. To see more photos, visit our Facebook page.

2020 Okeechobee County Teacher/Employee Recognition Banquet

January 24, 2020

The Gilbert Family of Companies was once again proud to be a part of the 2020 Okeechobee County Teacher/Employee Recognition Banquet. Congratulations to Krista Stanley, Teacher of the Year and congratulations to all of this year’s winners and thank you to every employee of the Okeechobee School District for all you do for Okeechobee’s youth

Happy New Year from the Gilbert Family!

January 1, 2020

All of us here at the Gilbert Family of Companies would like to wish y'all a very happy & prosperous new year!

The Grinch Enjoyed the Parade with Team Gilbert

December 14, 2019

The Grinch and Santa had a greta time going around town spreading Christmas and Holiday joy. Check out more pictures on our Facebook page.

Grinch and Santa Go Around Town

December 13, 2019

The Grinch and Santa had a great time going around town spreading Christmas and Holiday joy. Check out more pictures on our Facebook page.

National Ice Cream Day

July 22, 2019

"I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!" Team Gilbert, along with some lucky customers, enjoyed yummy ice cream sandwiches in celebration of National Ice Cream Day. Visit our Facebook page for more photos.

Photo of two Gilbert Team Members eating ice cream during National Ice Cream Day

National Hot Dog Day

July 17, 2019

We had a great time during National Hot Dog Day! We all enjoyed some yummy hot dogs & even had a surprise visit from our very own, Gilbert Hot Dog! Check out our Facebook page for more photos.

Group photo of a family with the Gilbert Hot Dog at the National Hot Day event.

South Elementary Ford Drive 4 UR School

April 25, 2019

Gilbert Ford teamed up with South Elementary School to host a Ford Drive 4 UR School test drive event. Ford donated $20 to the school & an additional $10 for each test drive taken with a maximum donation of $8,000! Visit our Facebook page to see more photos.

Photo of group of teachers from South Elementary at the Drive 4 UR School event

Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic

April 5, 2019

Gilbert Chevrolet joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment & a monetary donation for the Okeechobee High School Baseball Team & a free instructional clinic to the youth of Okeechobee & surrounding areas. Visit our Facebook page to see more photos.

Teacher of the Year, Thank You Reception

March 4, 2019

The Gilbert Family of Companies recently held a Thank You Reception for the Okeechobee Teacher & Non-Instructional Employees of the year. Congratulations again to all of this year's winners & thank you to every employee of the Okeechobee School District for all you do to improve the lives of Okeechobee's youth.

Group photo of teachers & non-instructional employees of the year at the thank you reception held at Gilbert Chevrolet
Photo of the Culbreth family & Superintendent Ken Kenworthy

Okeechobee County School Board Recognizes the Gilbert Family of Companies

February 5, 2019

The Gilbert Family of Companies was recently recognized by the Okeechobee County School Board for our continued support of Okeechobee's educators. Our sincere gratitude goes out to all the educators and non-instructional employees in Okeechobee.

Teacher of the Year Banquet

January 25, 2019

The Gilbert Family of Companies were honored to be a part of the 2019 Okeechobee County Teacher/Employee Recognition Banquet. Congratulations to all of this year's winners. Check out more photos on our Facebook page.

Photo of a Gilbert team member & the Okeechobee County Teacher of the Year

Recent Website Updates

We recently updated our website and will populate past events here as soon as possible. We hope to have most of the postings back up in the coming weeks.