Caladesi Chapter DAR Celebrates Anniversary
Caladesi Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, celebrated its 36th anniversary with a luncheon at the Dunedin Golf Club on Oct. 18.
Special guest and speaker was Terry Fortner, whose grandmother, Myrtle Scharrer Betz, grew up on Caladesi Island. Fortner presented a slide show of scenes and stories from her grandmother's book, Yesteryear I Lived in Paradise. She related the story of Myrtle rowing her skiff across St. Joseph Sound to attend school on the mainland in Dunedin and also spoke of the hardships of pioneer life on the island.
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Shephard's Team Victorious in Clearwater Beach Chamber Golf Challenge
The Clearwater Beach Chamber Golf Challenge at Clearwater Country Club was a great success. Hundreds of dollars worth of prizes were donated by chamber members and friends.
Publix Island Estates, Boar's Head and Zephyrhills Water supplied the box lunches before the shotgun start at 1 p.m.
Wacky Holes were sponsored by Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort and Shephard's Beach Resort. The Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort umbrella was a welcome sight with cold cloths and refreshments.
Shephard's Beach Resort had a witch's cauldron filled with refreshments also, and a contest to win several different golf items. There was even a live auction. The 19th hole featured a bountiful buffet with the Lobster Pot Bistro's famous key lime pie for dessert.
Winning Low Gross bragging rights, with their names engraved on the chamber trophy, was Shephard's team of Paul Andrews, Chris Karamitsos, Steve Ekovich, and Derrick Valone.
A commemorative flag (donated by U.S. Rep. Bill Young) was presented to Richard "Dick" Fabrizi, Handyman Home Repair Service of Pinellas, for all the efforts and support provided over the years to the event.
Other team winners were: Low Net — The Gypsy Tenors, Mark Szabo, Mathew Szabo, Mort Hanlon and Robert Bell; and High Gross — Rocket Launchers (Publix), Louis Stavropoulos, Ernie Trefzer, Tom Yiengst and Steve Hedgecock.
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Safety Harbor Kiwanis Student of the Month
Safety Harbor Kiwanis proudly presented its Student of the Month Award to Madison "Madi" Sonnenberg, a fifth-grader at Safety Harbor Elementary.
Teacher Jody Mattheus chose Madison because of her memorable impression on her teachers as well as fellow students.
Other factors included the fifth-grader's outstanding academics and ability to impress others in such a positive manner.
She was accompanied by her family for the presentation.