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Gulfport Little League to mark new season with a little help

Gulfport

Help lets Little League program mark new season

Opening ceremonies and a parade for Gulfport Little League will be at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The celebration is between 54th and 55th streets and 18th and 19th avenues S.

Several months ago, there were only nine kids signed up to play because some parents didn't have the $50 entrance fee. Nine kids do not a league make.

Tim and Babette Coppola, sponsorship coordinators for the league, found sponsors for nine teams — at about $250 per team — and signed on more than 50 people and businesses to donate $50 or more to sponsor a player.

The result?

At Saturday's ceremonies, about 90 kids, ages 5 to 17, on nine teams will celebrate opening day.

The parade begins at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S, and will go east on Shore Boulevard. It will then go down Beach Boulevard to Tomlinson Park, the site of the activities.

Patti Ewald, Times Correspondent

St. Petersburg

Past meets future in photography exhibit

The St. Petersburg Museum of History and the North Pinellas Photography Forum will co-host an opening reception for a photography exhibit, "Images of the Past Meet the Photography of the Future." The exhibit will showcase the work of 17 Pinellas County photographers through re-creations of historical photographs from the museum archives. The exhibit is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE. The suggested donation is $5. Call the museum at (727) 894-1052.

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