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Hometown Hillsborough for Aug. 18

Great Urban Chicken race: Students from Deer Park Elementary recently participated in the Great Urban Chicken Race, a charity event that was equal parts race and scavenger hunt. The "Hot Smokin' Cluckers" race team, consisting of students, their parents and other adults, embraced the chicken theme by dressing in costume. Each team raced to solve 12 clues by traveling on foot or public transportation throughout Ybor City. The goal of the event was to raise funds and awareness for local charities The Spring of Tampa Bay, the philanthropic organization for Alpha Chi Omega at University of Tampa and Franciscan Mission Services.

Burn center receives donation: Representatives of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 108 and TECO Energy presented a total of $31,800 to the Tampa General Foundation this month to support the hospital's burn survivors support groups and the Burn Center. For more than 13 years, the local IBEW and TECO have donated more than $540,500 to TGH's Regional Burn Center and burn support groups. This year, the IBEW donated $16,800 in proceeds from its annual golf tournament and TECO Energy made a matching donation of $15,000. Last month representatives from TECO's Planning and Project Management team also donated another $9,306 to support TGH's burn patient programs. The proceeds were raised during the group's annual hot dog cookout benefit. The annual contributions are made in memory of the TECO employees who died or were injured in an explosion at a Tampa Electric power station in 1999. The victims were treated at TGH. The funds are used to provide training for volunteers for the Burn Center's support groups' volunteers, so they can assist burn survivors in several counties. The funds have also allowed the Burn Center to purchase equipment, provide support to patients and families in crisis and provide training to survivors and staff.

CABA Congratulates Award Winners: The Carrollwood Area Business Association held its 28th annual Awards and Installation Dinner at the Carrollwood Country Club on July 31. The four award recipients are: Rookie of the Year, Diane Stoddart, Significant Insurance Solutions; Member of the Year, Larry Manning, Innovative Mortgage Services; Business of the Year, Ocean Blue Sushi Bar, Benjo DeBerg; and Jay Mauk Memorial President's Award, Anthony Brooks, Capital Finance Advisors.

DAR welcomes officers: The Tampa Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently elected new officers to serve from May 2013 to May 2015. The society is open to any female, 18 years or older, who can prove lineage via documentation of an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. The Daughters of the American Revolution actively work to preserve the memory of the men and women who achieved American independence.

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Hometown Hillsborough for Aug. 18 08/15/13 [Last modified: Friday, August 16, 2013 1:58pm]
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