Cinderella Project seeks donations
The "fairy godmothers" of the Cinderella Project are accepting donations of prom-style dresses and accessories to provide free fashions to young ladies in financial need. Donations of dresses, shoes, purses and costume jewelry in contemporary styles may be dropped off for the Cinderella Project at any Pasco County high school. Cash donations, to purchase dresses and shoes in needed sizes, are also welcome. The project has helped more than 1,000 girls since 2005. "Our goal is to be sure no young lady misses out on her prom because of a lack of funds," said Alison Crumbley, a School Board member who is one of the organizers. Girls may try on and pick out their ensemble from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 31 or April 14 at the boutique, 2418 Merchant Ave., Odessa, in the West Pasco Industrial Park west of Gunn Highway. A school ID badge is required. For information or to donate, call (727) 858-1281 or (727) 389-3112.
City hosts party celebrating dogs
Dogs and their owners are invited to the city's Dogs' Day event from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, featuring an afternoon of games, contests and demonstrations at Agnes Lamb Park. The free festivities include:
• A Dog Wagon Parade at 2 p.m., with decorated wagons. Call (352) 567-2669 to preregister.
• A Dog Costume Contest at 3 p.m. Call (813) 713-0124 to preregister.
• A Canine Got Talent competition at 4 p.m. Call (352) 567-3568 to preregister.
All dogs must be on a leash for the event, which is sponsored by the Dade City Youth Council, the Dade City Animal Clinic, Farmer's Feed Depot, Faithful Friends, AM/PM Pet Sitting, the Tampa Bay Times Pasco edition and The New Barker magazine.
Local candidates meet with club
Three local candidates for office — Clerk of Courts Paula O'Neil, Pasco schools superintendent candidate Kurt Browning and Zephyrhills mayoral hopeful Steve Van Gorden — will speak at the Monday meeting of the Conservative Club of East Pasco. The club meets at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of Zephyrhills Wesleyan Church, C Ave. at 20th St. For information visit conser vativeclubeastpasco.org.
Iraq veteran to speak at meeting
Scott Hartsell, the chief operating officer of Brooksville Hospital and a general in the Marine Reserves, will discuss his military experiences in Iraq during this month's meeting of the East Pasco Democratic Club. The club meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the meeting room of Bentley Commons, 38130 Pretty Pond Road. For information call club president Diane Parker at (813) 778-6743.