Hydrocephalus Walk brings in nearly $14,000
More than 100 individuals and families from several Florida cities gathered Saturday for the fourth annual Hydrocephalus Walk, an event started in 2005 by Paula and Mark Keyser of Largo.
The walk, aimed at raising money and awareness for this life-threatening condition, brought in $13,769 to benefit the Hydrocephalus Association, based in San Francisco. The money is used to fund various programs and educational materials available for families.
The Keysers began with a support group picnic at their house in 2004 in hopes of finding other families with the same situation as theirs. Their son, Jeremy, who turned 7 in July, was born with this condition because of an intraventricular hemorrhage before birth. Jeremy's condition is treated with a programmable shunt.
Other than a few setbacks and delays, Jeremy is expected to be able to live a normal, healthy life. Jeremy is a first-grader at McMullen-Booth Elementary School.
Goodman Group noted for community service
The Goodman Group, the owners of the Palms of Largo, received the Corporate Support Award from the Florida Recreation and Parks Association for its contributions to the community through the Largo Recreation, Parks and Arts Department.
The honor was presented to John Goodman, chief executive officer of the Goodman Group, and Sidney Goodman, founder of the company. The recognition was for the firm's contributions to the Largo Cultural Center, the Largo Community Center's Bus for Seniors' program, the Day of Good Deeds volunteer program and the company's proposed land donation for the new Largo Community Center.
Largo library to have book sale Sept. 20
The Friends of the Largo Public Library will host a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the library's lobby, 120 Central Park Drive.
All books will be 50 cents each, and if you buy two, you'll get one free. Proceeds will benefit the library. For information, call (727) 586-7392.