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Social worker gets state's top honor

DADE CITY

Social worker gets state's top honor

Melanie Massey-Foltz, a social worker assigned to schools on the east side of Pasco County, was named Florida's 2008 school social worker of the year on Monday by the Florida Association of School Social Workers. Massey-Foltz, 57, started working for the district in 1979 as an aide in the student services department. She worked her way up the system as she also earned her master's degree in social work from the University of South Florida. A resident of Dade City, Massey-Foltz played a key role in the establishment of the district's ABC (Assist, Believe, Care) Program to provide clothing, school supplies and holiday baskets and gifts to needy families. She also is a member of the district's crisis intervention team.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Take a peek at the latest fashions

Suncoast Ladies Club of West Pasco will have its annual fashion show from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at Seven Springs Golf & Country Club. Luncheon will be $14 per person. Direct Fashions will bring an assortment of clothes that can be purchased at reduced rates. For reservations, call Betty Carroll at (727) 845-1323.

Garden club and grandmas team up

The New Port Richey Garden Club will hold a plant and Grandma's treasure sales from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18 at 10271 Casey Drive in New Port Richey. There will be assorted trees and plants for sale, including crape myrtle, jacaranda, frangipani, long leaf pine and butterfly plants. Proceeds are used for scholarships and community projects. For information call (727) 848-2292. Directions: From Little Road, go east on Jasmine Boulevard; turn left on Lakeview Drive; go a half-mile, then turn right on Buck Drive; sale will be on left.

PORT RICHEY

In the mood for roasted pig?

The Filipino American Social Club, Pasco Chapter, will hold a "Fiesta Tropicale" at 5 p.m. Oct. 18, featuring a lechon (roasted pig) and other dishes of the Philippines at Regency Park Civic Center, 10240 Regency Park Blvd. Tickets for adults are $20 in advance, $25 at the door; tickets for children 9 to 13 are $10. For tickets, call Estela Nichols at (727) 781-8922; Glyen Terborg at (727) 376-3680; Nena Schwartz at (727) 992-5492; or the Filipino Food Store at (727) 697-3280.

TARPON SPRINGS

Free concert, a cappella style

A Cappella Singers of Florida will perform a free concert at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Lake Tarpon Church of Christ, 40839 U.S. 19, Tarpon Springs. For information call Carrie (727) 564-1531. Donations will be accepted.

Pasco deaths

Belvin, Susan L.

Csicsatka, Ruth Jayne

Dabaldo, Mary

Kozak, Elizabeth Ann

McColl, John

Toney, Coy Ira

Ugrin, Raphael M.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Social worker gets state's top honor 10/06/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 2:59pm]
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