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Air Force leave leads to 50th anniversary

Fred and Mary Ann Serrano of Palm Harbor celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at dinner with family and friends at Leo's Restaurant.

Both were born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., and met in 1957 while Mr. Serrano was on leave from the Air Force after serving two years in Japan.

They were married May 9, 1959 at St. Catherine of Alexandra Catholic Church in Brooklyn and moved to the area in 1992.

Mr. Serrano is an Air Force veteran who served from 1954 to 1958. He retired from Metropolitan Life after 30 years of employment.

She was a homemaker and worked eight years for the city of New York in the office of mayor Ed Koch.

The Serranos have two daughters and two grandchildren.

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Two Pinellas county students have received the Mildred Shavlan Achievement Award sponsored by the Pinellas Braille Group. The award is presented annually to visually impaired students who have shown outstanding achievement during the school year.

Angelina Brigida recently completed her sophomore year at Countryside High and aspires to attend college to become a lawyer or writer. She is the daughter of Guy and Grazyna Brigida of Clearwater.

Christopher Francis, son of Julie Francis of Pinellas Park, has completed his studies at Pinellas Park High. He plans to attend Pinellas Technical Education Center to study telecommunications, specifically fiber optics.

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The Morris F. Dixon Detachment of the Marine Corps League in Clearwater presented Kyle Wright, a student with the Marine Corps Jr. ROTC at Clearwater High, with a $500 savings bond for his outstanding community service.

Colonel Mike Davis, head of the Marine Corps Jr. ROTC program, was also recognized by the Marine Corps League and Armed Forces Military Museum, Largo, for his ongoing meritorious service and his unit's participation in a recent ceremony honoring a number of local World War II USMC veterans.

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The Rotary Club of Dunedin North recently donated $2,000 to the Dunedin Fine Art Center. The gift is earmarked for the continuation of the children's summer art program.

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The Rotary Club of Clearwater presented scholarships to three Clearwater High students who have shown remarkable character and focus in their education despite dealing with significant challenges and adversity.

Alexandria Gullage, Richelle Griffin and Dustin Maxwell have each been awarded $2,000 to be applied toward college tuition and other educational expenses. Each student will receive $1,000 per year for two years to support them as they pursue their college degrees.

Air Force leave leads to 50th anniversary 05/26/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 6:36pm]
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