Firefighters lead Fill-the-Boot drive
The St. Petersburg Area Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association is about to embark on its Fill-the-Boot campaign. The event is conducted by the St. Petersburg Association of Fire Fighters, Local 747.
The 2008 Fill-the-Boot kicks off citywide May 2-3, 10, 17, 23 and 24 at several major intersections across St. Petersburg.
In honor of this, Mayor Rick Baker has proclaimed May as Firefighter Appreciation Month.
Fill Gibbs stadium
in a Prayer for Peace
On Thursday, the Seven x 7 movement of 49-plus churches is calling thousands of people to fill up Gibbs High football stadium in a Prayer for Peace in south St. Petersburg. Hear the plan for street-level outreach all summer. Doors open at 6 p.m. for live praise directed by music minister Ricky Welch and at 7 p.m. for prayer. Gibbs is at 850 34th St. S. For information or to see the list of churches, visit www.
sevenx7.com or call 866-0873.
Lights out on beach while turtles nesting
With the official start of turtle nesting season Thursday, residents and property owners of beachfront properties are reminded it's time for "Lights Out" along the beachfront.
Most of Pinellas' beach communities have ordinances prohibiting lighting that casts glare onto the beach during turtle nesting season May 1 to Nov. 1. Clearwater is the only city with no beach lighting ban, but all county residents are encouraged to turn the lights out after 9 p.m. To report sea turtle activity, call the Clearwater Marina Aquarium at 441-1790, ext. 22.