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Club news: Top of the Bay Kiwanis Club's Santa visits Head Start centers

St. Nick’s helpers are, from left, Top of the Bay Kiwanis members Dave Lindeman and Marion Spengler. Eddy Tamayo reprises his role as Santa, handing out gift bags.

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St. Nick’s helpers are, from left, Top of the Bay Kiwanis members Dave Lindeman and Marion Spengler. Eddy Tamayo reprises his role as Santa, handing out gift bags.

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Top of the Bay Kiwanis Club recently presented annual Christmas parties for the Clearwater, Isay Gulley and Sanderlin Head Start centers.

Santa and his elves visited with 12 classes where children ranged in age from 2 to 4 years old, handing out gift bags to each child.

Throughout the year, Top of the Bay Kiwanis members read to classes at these same three Head Start centers from children's books provided by Goodwill Industries. The children get to keep these books and take them home.

During 2012, the club donated more than $4,000 worth of food and funds to FEAST Inc. (Food Emergency And Service Team), a 29-year-old nonprofit food pantry in Palm Harbor that serves cities in north Pinellas County. The Builders Club at Carwise Middle School, part of the club's sponsored youth programs, has also contributed food and volunteer hours to the food pantry.

FEAST Inc. provides assistance to the hungry with the donations of food and money it receives.

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Club news: Top of the Bay Kiwanis Club's Santa visits Head Start centers 12/26/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 5:42pm]
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