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Clearwater Police Department seeks donations for kids' holiday gifts

CLEARWATER

Police collect holiday gifts for youth

The Clearwater Police Department is seeking donations for two holiday fundraisers to benefit disadvantaged youth. Money and gifts for children are being sought for the Holiday Cheer project, a partnership with police and Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Police Department and monetary donations can be made through Neighborhood Housing Services. For information on Holiday Cheer, call police Sgt. Wilton Lee at (727) 562-4310. The department is also working with the Society for the Enrichment and Education of Kids, Everybody's Tabernacle Homeless Emergency Project and Religious Community Services Grace House for a Christmas gift giveaway. The event will provide gifts for homeless children. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Police Department, and monetary donations can be made through the Davis Foundation. For information, call police Sgt. Ben McBride at (727) 562-4120. A toy collection box will be in the lobby at police headquarters at 645 Pierce St. The deadline for donations is Dec. 15.

OLDSMAR

Biker seriously injured in crash

A motorcyclist was seriously injured Tuesday after colliding with a car on Tampa Road, Pinellas County sheriff's deputies said. It happened at the Washington Avenue intersection about 4:40 p.m., deputies said. Victor Guilfucci, 28, was going east on Tampa Road on a 2009 Suzuki motorcycle when he abruptly tried to change lanes, deputies said. The vehicle in front of him slowed, deputies said, forcing Guilfucci to brake suddenly and plow into the car's rear window. Guilfucci was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, officials said. The driver of the car, Marco Vila, 43, of Tampa was not hurt. Deputies are investigating. On Wednesday evening, a Bayfront spokesman said Guilfucci, who was admitted under a different last name, was in stable condition.

Safety Harbor

Fresh produce available for free

State Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, is sponsoring a Farm Share giveaway of fresh produce from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Safety Harbor Neighborhood Family Center, 1003 Dr. M.L. King Jr. St. N. Free produce is available while the supply lasts. Farm Share, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the distribution of nutritious foods to those in need, links farmers with surplus produce and social service agencies in Florida and the Southeast. For information, call Latvala's office at (727) 421-4645.

Dunedin

Artists' co-op opens showroom

Visit the showroom and gallery and watch demonstrations of metal bending and forging, glass artwork and photography at the grand opening of the Institute for Creative Arts, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 968 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. The co-op of artists will offer classes in metalworking, welding and other industrial arts. Call (727) 433-2300.

Clearwater Police Department seeks donations for kids' holiday gifts 11/17/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 5:26pm]
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