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Hudson physician to receive Philanthropist of the Year award


Cardiologist to be honored for philanthropy

Dr. Rao Musunuru will be honored as Philanthropist of the Year on Nov. 13 by the Nature Coast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. Musunuru, a cardiologist who practices in Hudson, was nominated by CARES (Community Aging and Retirement Services Inc.), Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco, Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, Pasco-Hernando Community College and the West Pasco Historical Society for his efforts supporting those organizations. The luncheon will also recognize Publix Super Markets Charities as Philanthropic Corporation of the Year; Scott McPherson, PA, as Philanthropic Small Business of the Year; Community Service Council of West Pasco as Philanthropic Service Organization of the Year; Gulf High School/NJROTC Cadet Class 2011-12 as Youth in Philanthropy; and Tina Shelton as Volunteer of the Year in Philanthropy. Seats are still available for the luncheon, which will be at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 13 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave. Tickets are $30 per person; table sponsorships start at $300. To register, visit by Nov. 8. For information, contact Becky Bennett at (727) 967-7509.


Three winning tickets are sold

One of three lottery tickets worth more than $56,000 was purchased over the weekend at the Publix at 32765 Eiland Blvd. The winning numbers in Sunday's Fantasy 5 drawing — 02-07-24-27-30 — were selected on a Quick Pick ticket at the Zephyrhills Publix, according to the Florida Lottery. Two other tickets with the winning numbers were purchased at a Publix in The Villages and a market in West Park. Each winner will receive $56,445.52. For information visit


Halloween festival this weekend

A Halloween Haunted Festival will be held this weekend with a haunted house, hayrides, games, bounce house and more, all to raise money for Arts in Motion. The event will run from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at San Antonio Civic Center, 11609 Boys Village Drive. Admission is free; food and activities are available by purchasing tickets. For information call (813) 748-0138.


Fashion show planned Saturday

The "Dress for Success" fashion show and luncheon will be held at noon Saturday at the House of Faith Church, 15221 U.S. 19. Features fashions by Bealls, plus lunch, music, scripture readings and door prizes. Admission is $5 and proceeds benefit women's and children's ministries. For tickets, call (727) 868-5534 by Thursday.


Democratic Club meets Saturday

The West Pasco Democratic Club will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Jasmine Community Center, 7137 Jasmine Blvd. Candidates will be in attendance. Refreshments will be available. For information, call (727) 459-2076 or email

Hudson physician to receive Philanthropist of the Year award 10/23/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 9:20pm]
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