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Postal service food drive set for Saturday

COUNTYWIDE

postal service food drive set for Saturday

A few canned goods by the mailbox this Saturday could help make a big difference for a struggling family. The U.S. Postal Service's annual "Stamp Out Hunger" campaign, the world's largest single-day food drive, happens this Saturday across the country. People are encouraged to put nonperishable food items in a bag by their mailbox, and their postal carrier will collect the goods for delivery to a food bank. The food is collected every May to restock the pantry shelves for the summer, when school is out and students are no longer getting any meals through the free or reduced price lunch program.

HOLIDAY

Family, Finances and Fun event

If you need assistance because of the economic downturn but aren't sure where to start, check out the Family, Finances and Fun event May 16 at Community United Methodist Church of Holiday, 3214 U.S. 19. The event, sponsored by the United Way's Prosperity Campaign, will include a financial workshop as well as information on organizations and programs that can help. There also will be door prizes and gifts for the first 50 kids, as well as free breakfast and lunch. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Advance registration is recommended by calling the United Way helpline at 211.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Registration nears end for golf benefit

Registration closes on Monday for West Pasco Habitat for Humanity's second-annual charity golf tournament set for May 15 at Seven Springs Golf and Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd. The $75 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf and lunch, followed by an awards ceremony and silent auction. To register for the tournament, call Jim Downey of Colonial Bank at (727) 376-3655, Frederic Samson of Coldwell Banker at (727) 372-9000, or contact the West Pasco Habitat office at (727) 859-9038 or wphabitat@yahoo.com. You can also register online at www.habitatwestpasco.org.

BAYONET POINT

Volunteers needed for golf benefit

Organizers are already working on another golf tournament for a different worthy cause: The Alzheimer's Family Organization's ninth- annual Charity Golf Tournament is slated for Nov. 8 at Beacon Woods Golf Club, 12507 Clock Tower Parkway. The group is looking for committee members to help coordinate this fundraising event. The proceeds go to Alzheimer's services in the central Florida area, includes Pasco, Hernando, northern Hillsborough and Pinellas, where officials estimate more than 100,000 Alzheimer's patients live. For information or to help, call (727) 848-8888 or toll free at 1-888-496-8004.

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Postal service food drive set for Saturday 05/05/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 8:39pm]
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