TAMPA BAY AREA
Charity, Radio stations hope to fill backpacks
Through Thursday, Metropolitan Ministries and local Clear Channel radio stations will be at bay area Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores collecting school supplies.
On Aug. 15, Metropolitan Ministries will host "Backpacks of Hope," providing 5,000 children with school supplies. Specifically, Metropolitan Ministries requests notebook paper, pocket folders, backpacks, three-ring binders, pencil sharpeners, scissors, colored markers and pencils, and pencil cases.
Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
• Today: 98 Rock live, 3-7 p.m., Wal-Mart, 8001 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park.
• Today: 93.3 WFLZ, 7-11 p.m., Wal-Mart 1505 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.
• Thursday: The Sports Animal WDAE live, 9 a.m.-noon, Sam's Club, 15835 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.
• Thursday: 93.3 WFLZ live, 7-11 p.m., Wal-Mart, 1505 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.
Pet Walk vendor fee goes up after Aug. 15
Vendors interested in showcasing their products and services at the 19th Annual SPCA Pet Walk should apply now.
The early bird deadline to register booths for the Oct. 24 event in North Shore Park has been extended through Aug. 15.
After this date the $175 fee will increase to $225.
Event festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.
For more information and to register, contact Janet at (727) 586-3591, ext. 168. Visit PetWalk.org for event details.