Adorning trees gives life to hospice work
Two hospices are ringing in the holiday season with trees where people can hang special ornaments in honor of loved ones. HPH Hospice will have nine Trees of Life in Pasco County, including four at its hospice locations and three at Gulf View Square mall. Eight different ornaments are available based on contributions. Orders can be placed in person during business hours, call the HPH Foundation toll-free at 1-800-486-8784 or visit hph-hospice.org. Orders should be placed by Dec. 15. Gulfside Regional Hospice will have Trees of Remembrance at all five of its thrift shops. Paper dove ornaments will be available for a minimum donation of $1, and personalized messages may be added. After the holidays, the ornaments will be on display at Gulfside's Community Memorial Service. To place an order for an ornament, call (727) 845-5707. Both fundraisers help the hospice programs provide care and support to individuals with life-limiting illnesses, regardless of their ability to pay.
Shoppers can grant children's wishes
The Santa's Angels program is once again looking for big-hearted shoppers to bring holiday cheer to children in need. The nonprofit organization collects gifts and necessities for Pasco County children, from infants to 18-year-olds, who have been screened and determined to be in need. To pick a child's wish list off a Christmas tree, visit one of the following locations:
• Beall's, 12103 U.S. 19, Hudson
• Beall's, 7201 State Road 54, New Port Richey
• Winter Paradise Travel Park, 16108 U.S. 19, Hudson
• Great Clips, 13712 Little Road, Hudson
The program also has bins for general donations of toys, nonperishable food items and clothes at Great Clips, 13712 Little Road, Hudson, and Dollar General, 14184 U.S. 19, Hudson. The organization also accepts gift card donations. For information, call Marcia at (727) 868-2413.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Santa to visit Timber Greens
A "Santa Brunch" is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 6 at Timber Greens Country Club, 6333 Timber Greens Blvd. Children can make a holiday craft and get their picture taken with Santa. Cost is $10 for children ages 1 to 12, $5 for adults and children under 1. All proceeds benefit the charities and scholarship funds of the Junior Service League of New Port Richey. For information, contact Julie Rogers at (727) 243-3578 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Port Richey AARP Safe Driving Class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4. Because of incorrect information provided to the Times, the wrong times were given in a listing last week.