Public invited to 3-mile torch run on Monday
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office urges the public to participate in a 3-mile Torch Run Monday to raise money for Florida Special Olympics. Deputies and civilian employees will be running in the event, which is free. Torch Run T-shirts and baseball caps will be for sale. The run begins at 8 a.m. at Pasco County Fire Station #23, 21300 State Road 54 in Lutz. The runners will travel north on U.S. 41 to School Road and finish at the Land O'Lakes Community Center. For more information, call the Sheriff's Office public information office at (727) 844-7759.
Sheriff's Office offers Pill Drop
Have old medication and unsure what to do with it? You can drop it off at the Pasco County Sheriff's Pill Drop event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 8 in the front parking lot at Gulf View Square Mall, 9409 U.S. 19. The Sheriff's Office will accept unwanted medications with no questions asked, as well as needles. For more information, call the Citizen Support Services Unit at (727) 834-3376.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Clinic to host Nurses Gala
The Good Samaritan Health Clinic is hosting the 4th annual Nurses Gala on May 7 in conjunction with National Nurses Week, at the Spartan Manor in New Port Richey. Funds will be used to support the daily operation of the free clinic helping the indigent. Rao Musunuru, M.D., a staunch supporter of the clinic and the nursing profession, will be the master of ceremonies. For more information, call Melissa Fahy at (727) 848-7789.
• As part of the break granted by Dade City commissioners, David Hernandez will do the renovations to his Seventh Street building in four phases, and receive a portion of the $42,820 city grant after completing each phase. This represents a departure from the rules of the grant program, in which businesses must pay upfront for the costs of repainting and improving their facades, then receive reimbursement at the end when the project is complete. An article Wednesday was incorrect on this point.
• Due to a mistake in the award ceremony program, the name of Anelyse Montilla, 2010 Turnaround Achievement Award recipient for Marchman Technical Education Center, was misspelled in an article Wednesday.
A detailed list of obituaries is published in Section B.