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Briefs: Salon plans fundraiser for near-drowning victim


Fundraiser for near-drowning victim Sunday

Local hairdressers will hold a Sunday fundraiser for Ashlyn Smith, the little girl who nearly drowned in her family's back yard pool.

Ashlyn, 16 months old, fell in the pool at her Valrico home in February. She spent several weeks in St. Joseph's Children's Hospital. She's back home now, but requires constant care.

Hairdressers from Le Salon Rouge at 113G E Brandon Blvd. will give haircuts for $10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and donate all the proceeds to Ashlyn's family.

Also planned are a bake sale and Cajun gumbo, plus raffle prizes from several businesses including Beef O'Brady's, Barnacle Bill's, Chick-fil-A and Dunkin' Donuts. To donate or find out information call the salon at 643-3690.

Players needed for youth basketball league

Tampa Bay Basketball is looking for players in fourth through 11th grades to compete in a summer league.

There are teams from around the county including Brandon and Riverview.

The league is divided into three divisions based on age. Usually practice is twice a week and games are on Saturday.

Volunteer coaches are also needed. Go to or call 506-1493 for more information.


Learn about clogged arteries at lecture

Learn more about peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, at a lecture Thursday at South Florida Baptist Hospital, 301 N Alexander St.

Statistics show that one in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 has the disease, according to hospital spokeswoman Beverly Littlejohn.

PAD develops when arteries become clogged with plaque that limits blood flow to the legs.

Just like clogged arteries in the heart, clogged arteries in the legs make a person at risk for having a heart attack or stroke.

The lecture is at 6 p.m. in the community conference room at the hospital.

Topics include symptoms, screening guidelines, diagnosis and treatment. A question-and-answer session will follow.

The lecture and parking are free.

Call 754-4444 to register. Seating is limited.


Church offers dance camp for youngsters

Young dancers can kick up their heels at a dance camp sponsored by South Shore United Methodist Church.

The camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon and there are two sessions, June 9-13 and Aug. 4-8. The cost is $75.

There also will be a snack break and crafts and a day camp for children ages 4 to 7 where the children will be instructed in dance.

For information, contact the church at 649-9462 or go to

Briefs: Salon plans fundraiser for near-drowning victim 05/15/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:57pm]
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