Benefit planned to help with medical bills
The family and friends of Kristen Kennedy are holding a fundraiser May 22 at Quaker Steak & Lube, 10400 49th St., Clearwater.
Kennedy is a Largo woman being treated through the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville for several illnesses including hypoglycemia, hypotension, Type-2 diabetes and dumping syndrome, a digestive ailment.
From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., when patrons present a benefit coupon when ordering a meal, 15 percent of the meal will go toward Kennedy's medical expenses. A 50-50 raffle is also being held on the night of the event with the drawing at approximately 10:30 p.m. Raffle ticket holders do not need to be present to win.
To request coupons or raffle tickets, call Jody Kennedy, (727) 480-4732. Donations can also be made to Bank of America, c/o Kristen Kennedy, account No. 229023731632.
Find out what's new in hurricane readiness
The Pinellas County Hurricane Expo will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive.
The program will include state, city and county organizations. The event is open to the public. For information, call (727) 825-0018.
Historical Society to get Panama Canal briefing
The Largo Area Historical Society will meet on Monday at the Historic Feed Store, Largo Central Park, 295 Central Park Drive.
Guest speaker Jerry Detore of the Panama Canal Museum in Seminole will share stories of the canal. His program will begin at 7:15 p.m. Call Don Forehand, (727) 709-7382.