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Care packages: Goin' Postal's Postage for Patriots program mails care packages, presents and letters to loved ones stationed at a military address free of charge, funds permitting. To send something to a loved one in the military, visit Goin' Postal, 38439 5th Ave., Zephyrhills. (813) 782-1500.

Win Bucs tickets: The Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation is selling tickets for a drawing during Chasco Fiesta, with a grand prize of two NFL Buccaneers Club Level season tickets. Raffle tickets cost $75 and only 150 will be sold for the drawing. All proceeds benefit the Children's Hearing Help Fund. The drawing will be held at 8 p.m. April 13 at Chasco Fiesta. Ticket holders do not have to be present to win. To purchase tickets, call (727) 834-5479.

Fundraising cruise: Ladies Auxiliary of Father Felix Council 5869 Knights of Columbus is hosting a fundraising cruise. They will travel on the Coral Princess out of Fort Lauderdale to Aruba, Columbia, The Locks, Costa Rica and Jamaica. Prices include everything from door to door. Inside cabin costs $1,725, ocean view cabin costs $1,985, balcony cabin costs $2,275, and a mini suite costs $2,595. Every cabin receives a $50 on-board credit and a bottle of wine. Veterans will receive an extra $100 on-board credit. Prices are subject to availability at time of booking. For information and to book, call Joanne at Regan Travel, (727) 842-5099, and mention the Knights of Columbus.

VFW seeks members: The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4412 is seeking new members. Those who have served overseas are invited to visit the post at 9734 Dick St., Hudson. The post offers Men and Ladies Auxiliary and has a service officer available to help with any problems with the Veterans Administration. They serve lunch daily and dinner several nights a week with music for dancing. For information, call (727) 697-1602.

Pasco community events 12/19/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 7:29pm]
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Photo Credit: Baja Ferries USA LLC