Christmas is officially over, but we here at REX still have one holiday tradition left to fulfill. It's greeting-card-request time, which means we will be publishing the names and addresses of people who would like to receive cards. If you want to receive used or new greeting cards, please send us your information by Friday, Jan. 13. We need your name, the address to which you would like the cards sent and an indication of which kinds of cards you would like (i.e. holiday only, not holiday, both, new, used). We will publish the list on Thursday, Jan. 19.
And speaking of holidays, two REXers wrote in with Christmas-themed offers and requests.
Barbara Stierle of Spring Hill has an 8-foot artificial Christmas tree that she would like to give to a church, children's group, assisted living facility or rehab organization. Barbara says she can also provide lights for the tree if they are needed. She says the tree is in the space above her garage and is too heavy to lift, so it will need to be picked up. If you are interested, please call Barbara at (352) 796-6198.
JP of Largo is looking for old white, silver, pink or any other colored silk Christmas trees. She needs the trees for an ornament project she enjoys doing, in which she cuts up the trees and turns them into ornaments. JP also has something to give away: greeting card fronts. JP can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (727) 871-5142.
• • •
The Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce has a large number of slide carousels as well as at least two working projectors up for grabs. There are so many, you can drop by and pick up one or a dozen! It would be best to call them first, however. The phone number is (727) 937-6109.
• • •
This offer will bring music to your eyes! Marlene of Clearwater has several hardcover Reader's Digest music books as well as other miscellaneous music books she would like to donate to a music lover. If this is you, please contact Marlene at (727) 449-8057.
Back in October, Susan Foster wrote in on behalf of the youth group at First Baptist Church in Clearwater to request a variety of tools that they needed for a project they were working on. The group was building homes for people in Honduras, who were previously living at a garbage dump. Susan wrote in to thank everyone who responded to her request. She says she got a wonderful response and many tools, which are greatly appreciated.
• • •
Peggy Fortner of the Maine Knitters had written in a while back to request yarn for the group's knitting project for underprivileged children up north. Peggy wrote in to say that they got 2 1/2 bags jammed full of yarn from the MacDonalds of St. Petersburg. She would like to thank them. Peggy says there were also readers who called to be in the group.