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Pasco briefs: Holiday VFW post's "Buddy Poppies" sale to benefit needy, disabled vets

HOLIDAY

Flower sales benefit needy, disabled vets

With Memorial Day around the corner, VFW Holiday Post 10167 and its auxiliaries are gearing up for their annual "Buddy Poppies" sale to raise money for disabled and needy veterans. The red flowers will be sold from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the following locations:

• Bob Evans Restaurant, 9115 U.S. 19, Holiday.

• Winn-Dixie, 1640 U.S. 19, Holiday.

• Publix, 5127 U.S. 19, New Port Richey.

• Kmart, 5725 U.S. 19, New Port Richey.

• The intersection of U.S. 19 and Alt. U.S. 19 in Holiday.

VFW posts have been selling the poppies for more than 75 years. The red poppy became associated with war after the publication of Canadian Col. John McCrae's poem, "In Flanders Fields," which describes blowing red fields among the battleground of the fallen. The Holiday post is at 4619 Bartelt Road.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Hospice offers volunteer training

Sail into summer by participating in two days of training for new Hernando-Pasco Hospice volunteers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at 4422 Grand Blvd. Adults and teens ages 14 and older are invited to learn about the not-for-profit agency and choose from opportunities that include patient visitations, office projects, special events, dog therapy, thrift store or the Legacy Program, which involves videotaping and journalism skills. Lunch is provided both days. Pre-registration is required by calling Cynthia Ineson, volunteer coordinator, at (727) 849-2629.

Pet's nail needs can aid pet group

Is Fido due for a manicure? Pet Supplies Plus will host a nail-trimming clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 9143 Little Road. The cost is a $5 donation to the SPCA. For information, call (727) 868-4900. And leave the turtle at home: This service is available for dogs and cats only.

SHADY HILLS

Take 'The Road to Healthy Aging'

CARES and Faith Community Nurses Association will present "The Road to Healthy Aging" at the Shady Hills Family Center, 15925 Green Glen Lane, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Information regarding depression, Alzheimer's disease, fall prevention, medications, nutrition and exercise, and advance directives will be provided. There also will be a free blood pressure check and a medical consultation with a registered pharmacist. A light lunch will be available. For information or to register, call (727) 856-2948.

Pasco deaths

Baglieri, Angelo John Sr.

Enix, Gene E.

Klein, Julius

Szasz, Elizabeth

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Pasco briefs: Holiday VFW post's "Buddy Poppies" sale to benefit needy, disabled vets 05/18/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 2:00pm]
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