NEW PEACE MEMORIAL PASTOR: Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church appointed the Rev. Robert A. Scott as its 13th called pastor this month. Several officers and elders from the Presbytery of Tampa Bay attended the ceremony at the church. Scott is a graduate of Southern Illinois University. He received his Masters of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and has served congregations in the Midwest and First Presbyterian Church of Palatka. Scott, his wife, Linley, and daughter, Emma Jane, live in Clearwater.
alzheimer's donations: The Pearl Essence community at Cypress Palms had a grand re-opening and open house this month. Pearl Essence provides memory care to women in the community, and was the first women-only memory care community in the county. To support those families whose loved ones need memory care, Cypress Palms donated $25 to the Alzheimer's Association on behalf of each of the 40 guests who attended. The event included tours of the renovated memory care community and information about its Pearls of Life program. The organization also hosts a community caregivers support group that meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at Regal Palms.
$250,000 for Fanconi anemia: The Hill Country Classic raised $250,000 for Fanconi anemia research and education at its event "For The Kids" in Clearwater in April. The tournament proceeds go to Kidz1stFund. The fund was started by FSU football coach Jimbo Fisher and his wife, Candi, after their son was diagnosed with Fanconi anemia in 2011.
Sculpture needs a name
A new water statue was dedicated to former Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation president Chuck Scaffidi, above, at the Diggin' the Arts Festival this month. The festival celebrates all things art with artists, vendors and art lovers filling the winding trails of the gardens. Built by local artists Owen Pach and Jonathan Schork, the statue, right, is outside of the wedding garden area. The only item missing is a name for the sculpture, and the foundation aims to fix that. The community is invited to participate in a naming contest. Submit names for the sculpture to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 23. The person whose name is selected will win a one-night stay at the DoubleTree Beach Resort in North Redington Beach and a one-year family membership to the Florida Botanical Gardens.
Entries should be emailed to email@example.com. Submissions must include your proposed title of the piece along with your name, phone number and e-mail address.