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Reader's Exchange: FEAST looking for food donations

The holidays are just about here, and so many people have begun to catch the spirit of doing things for others. FEAST is a food pantry in Palm Harbor, and the organization is hoping that some generous readers will help them ease the food shortages that local clients are experiencing. By dropping off your extra citrus fruit or other garden veggies/fruit, you will be providing some healthful treats for those going through difficult times. In addition, with all the joyous holidays just around the corner, FEAST loves to give out turkeys to needy families. Individual and group donations of turkeys are very much appreciated. And, as always, all types of groceries are accepted. Items can be dropped off at the pantry at 2255 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. There's a dropoff in front of the food pantry, and FEAST is open 9 a.m. to noon weekdays. For more information, call (727) 789-5275.

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Althea of Trinity would love to see her Story and Clark 1950s-era console piano/organ combo go to a good home, startup church, day care, senior center, etc. The piano just needs a good tuning. The organ includes bass pedals but, unfortunately, they don't work. Anyone who likes to tinker with old electronics may get them to work. A warning: The instrument is extremely heavy and it will take several people to lift it into a truck if you don't have a hydraulic tailgate lift. If you are interested, please call Althea at (727) 376-1090 after 6 p.m. only.

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Are you into macrame? If so, Betty Lou Kelly of Palm Harbor is looking for you. She is no longer physically able to do macrame and has 20 used but usable macrame portrait magazines, Christmas patterns, felt, instructions and special gift projects to give away. Also included are some work supplies, a small selection of yarn and plastic squares. Call her at (727) 785-1453.

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De De Vanbenthuysen of St. Petersburg has several requests she hopes the faithful REXers will be able to fulfill. She was a freshman at St. Petersburg High School in 1971. Her mother was a single mom raising three teenagers. Because money was very tight, De De was never able to afford that year's yearbook. De De would be thrilled if someone out there had one to part with. De De is also looking for back issues of Reminisce magazine. She was introduced to the magazine when she bought copies at a garage sale, and now she's hooked. De De's final request is for a book called Traveling With Charlie, about a man who goes cross-country with his dog. If you have any or all of these items, De De would be so appreciative. She can be reached at (727) 687-8104.

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Jean Tyack of St. Petersburg has several VCRs that she would like to give to anyone who likes to fiddle around with electronics. The VCRs have audio, but no video. If you're interested, please call Jean at (727) 576-9300.

Reader's Exchange: FEAST looking for food donations 11/16/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 3:30am]

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