Sunday, January 21, 2018
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Reader's Exchange: Soupmakers in need of pots

Last fall, the High Point Neighborhood Family Center of Clearwater was fortunate enough to be awarded a grant from Allegany Ministries to establish an Organic Community Garden on the Gateway Organic Farm. The farm is Pinellas County's last standing farm and the state of Florida's first certified organic community garden, according to High Point program director Caroline Brown. They established a group called Seeds2Soup, and after they grew and harvested their vegetables, the grant paid for Caroline and her members (all from low-income households) to take an eight-week cooking class at PTEC. The group will be making lots of soups, so Caroline is looking for heavy-duty soup pots and Crock-Pots so members can practice their cooking lessons at home. If you have any to donate, please call Caroline at (727) 533-0730, ext. 213, or deliver them to the High Point Neighborhood Family Center, 5812 150th Ave. N, Clearwater. If you would like to join Seeds2Soup, you must have minor children living in your household. They have already started their second growing season, and can be found on Facebook under Caroline Brown/Seeds2Soup.

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Have any nautical articles? Then Lee Zac of Palm Harbor is looking for you! She is in search of all nautical-themed items to be used for her vacation Bible school at Lutheran Church of the Palms, which will be June 11-15. The theme is "Operation Overboard." Lee can be reached at (727) 773-1551.

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Sara Henkel of Clearwater just formed a shellcraft club that meets at the Clearwater Beach Library. Most of the items the club creates are sold to benefit the nonprofit Friends of the Clearwater Beach Library and the recreation center. The group needs shells, and though local shells are preferred, any shells will be accepted. Sara can be reached at (727) 447-5882.

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Linda of Seminole is looking to do a true exchange. She has a garbage bag full of yarn in colors she can't use: reds, greens and bright yellow. She would like to trade these with someone who has browns, blues, tans and other light colors. Linda can be reached at (727) 397-3358.

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Mrs. Lindsey of Treasure Island has a 20-inch Panasonic TV with a built-in VCR, stereo and alarm, complete with the manual and remote that she would like to give to a good home. She can be reached at (727) 798-2054.

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Calling all crafters! Betty of Inverness has about 3 pounds of buckwheat filler for pillows or other craft projects. She describes it as a black seed shell the size of a pinhead. If you are interested, Betty has offered to mail the filler to you. She can be reached at (352) 422-7646.

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