see state of county address online, on TV
Pinellas County Commission Chairman Kenneth T. Welch's first quarterly 18-minute State of the County video address was posted this week on the Pinellas County website, www.pinellascounty.org, and on the county's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages (www.youtube.com/pcctv1). Topics included strategic planning, the economic impact of poverty, public health, human rights, the upcoming transit tax referendum, tourism and the FY2014 budget. The message can also be seen on PCC-TV at noon, 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on weekdays, 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends. PCC-TV is on Bright House Networks Channel 622, Verizon Channel 44 and Knology Channel 18.
Volunteer to help with dog walking
Pinellas County Animal Services, 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo, is looking for teen volunteers to help leader volunteers with dog walking. Teens must be between the ages of 16 and 18. The eight-week program will begin on June 10 and end on Aug. 16. By working at the shelter, teens will gain hands-on experience and earn community service hours for graduation. Students can download an online application at Animal Services' website at www.pinellascounty.org or they can complete the application at the shelter. Applications must be received by April 13. Space in the program is limited. Orientation training is scheduled for May 22 and dog walking training with a lead volunteer is scheduled for May 29. The program requires a commitment of 12 hours per week for three days a week. Morning and afternoon four-hour shifts are available Monday through Friday. Saturday shifts are available in the mornings only. For more information, call (727) 582-2675 or [email protected]
Parks department needs volunteers
The Dunedin Parks and Recreation Department is looking for volunteers to help with several special events, including the city's 12th annual Touch-A-Truck on April 27 at the Dunedin Community Center/Highlander Park and the Hog Hustle 5K Run on May 11 at the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. To volunteer or for more information, call Devyn Wilson, (727) 812-4530.