Ill officer's city colleagues to hold fundraiser
Police Lt. Mike Renault is battling stomach cancer with his family's help. On Thanksgiving, his colleagues at the city of Largo will pitch in by staffing a dinner at a local restaurant to raise money for Renault. Frank Chivas, the owner of the Salt Rock Grill, Island Way Grill and the Marlin Darlin, will host his first Thanksgiving Day Fundraising Dinner. Each year the proceeds will go to a worthy cause. This year, the cause is Renault. The Marlin Darlin restaurant at 2819 West Bay Drive will close to the public from noon until 2 p.m. Thanksgiving day to allow for two seatings, with city staff helping out in the restaurant. Tickets are $50 per person. Anyone interested may call Linda Hendricks at (727) 586-7427. Additional contributions may be made directly to the Lt. Mike Renault Fund. Renault, a veteran of the department, is married to Largo police Officer Jennifer Renault. The couple has three young children. For information, call Lt. Mike Loux at (727) 586-7388.
Donate old vehicle, help the aquarium
Clearwater Marine Aquarium has expanded its national vessel donation program to encompass all types of vehicles including cars, RVs, trucks and travel trailers. These donations may be tax deductible with proceeds assisting CMA's mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release marine mammals back into their natural environment. The vessel donation program has been in place for 15 years and is the aquarium's largest individual fundraising component. For information, contact Jeni Hatter at (727) 686-4827 or jhatter@CMAquarium.org.
Drop off a toy, get a gift certificate
The Black Friday shopping early birds among you who might consider buying an extra toy on one of those special deals can drop it off at O'Keefes restaurant from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. for a Toys for Tots drive. The restaurant, 1219 S Fort Harrison Ave., will give a gift certificate to anyone who brings in a new, unwrapped toy.
Seniors, learn how to stay safe
The Area Agency on Aging will present a free forum on Crime Prevention for Senior Citizens from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. Speakers include Slade Dukes of Stetson College of Law's elder program, Rick Stahl of Pinellas County Justice and Consumer Services, Karen Bolin of the Florida Department of Financial Services and the Area Agency on Aging's Elder Abuse Prevention coordinator. For information, call Rita Bott, victim advocate, Area Agency on Aging, at (727) 570-9696, ext. 279.
Mahatma Gandhi's name was misspelled in an item Thursday.
Ecker, Richard A. Sr.
Keyes, Catherine A.
Ratterree, Eugene Louis
Ritchie, Jimmy George
Springs, Marjorie Lucille
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.