Sunday, January 21, 2018
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Hometown Hillsborough for Oct. 17

Courtesy of Jo Prater

Members attend DAR national conference:

Several members of the Col. George Mercer Brooke Chapter of DAR in Sun City Center attended the National Daughters of the American Revolution Continental Congress in Washington, D.C. The gathering, a celebration of women, education and patriotism, is attended by members of DAR chapters worldwide. One of the speakers was Michelle Howard, the Navy's first female four-star admiral. From left: Mary McIntyre, regent; Carol Acosta, historian; and Fran Eilert, corresponding secretary.

Courtesy of Patricia Serio

GFWC-Lutz-Land O'Lakes Woman's Club honors 10-year members:

GFWC Lutz-Land O'Lakes Woman's Club honored its 10-year members during a recent luncheon at Bethany Center. Each woman was presented with a pin honoring her service and they all received congratulations on their many hours of volunteer work with the community organization. From left, standing: Annie Fernandez, Gloria Dale, Elaine Warner, Helen Fornino, Lynn LaFleur. Seated: Gloria Tchor.

Photo by Storie Miller, CARD-USF

$100 donation dream for CARD-USF turns into $4,000 reality:

Jared and Kelli, parents of a son with autism, recently set up an eight-hour charity stream for autism awareness through Twitch, a leading online video platform and community for gamers. They wanted to reach a goal of $100 and were going to match anything up to that amount. Jared and Kelli visited the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida shortly after the fundraiser and discussed how the $4,000 that came in will be used to support autism efforts. Christine Rover, a CARD-USF program planner, said their donation will be used to serve individuals affected by autism and related disabilities, and help maximize their potential for success at home, in school and in the community. From left: Adrian Brooks, CARD-USF program assistant; Christine Rover, CARD-USF program planner; Patricia Toth, CARD advisory committee; Kelli and Jared; Karen Berkman CARD-USF executive director; Catherine Batsche, associate dean, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences; and Barbara and Bob Verriest, CARD-USF board members.

Photo by Joshua Treadwell

Sun City Center MOWW presented with national award:

The Sun City Center chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars was recently presented the award for the Best Midsize Chapter in the country at the national convention, which was recently held in Baltimore. This was the sixth straight Best Midsize Chapter award the local chapter has won. Accepting the award, from left: Frank Zahrobsky, Region 6 commander; James Warchol, SCC chapter commander; Deborah Kash, MOWW commander-in-chief (presenting award); Charles Conover, past SCC chapter commander; James Haney, SCC chapter treasurer; Sheila Turpin, past SCC chapter commander; and Henrietta Zahrobsky, Region 6 adjutant.

Photo by Joshua Treadwell

Tampa Navy petty officer serves aboard USS Gerald R. Ford:

Petty Officer 2nd Class Edmund Ligon, an aviation boatswain's mate from Tampa and a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, is serving in the Navy and taking part in precommissioning work aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford. It is the first ship in its class and the successor to the Navy's Nimitz-class aircraft carriers that have been in operation for a half century. The 1,000-sailor crew is slowly bringing the ship to life, and the crew will eventually grow to more than 4,500 when the ship is at sea. It is scheduled to be commissioned in spring 2016.

Tampa Baseball Museum

Plumbing students volunteer time, skills at Tampa Baseball Museum:

More than 30 Central Florida Plumbing Academy students recently volunteered their time and skills to install all of the necessary plumbing at the Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House under the guidance of instructors. The students, enrolled in the State Indentured Program in conjunction with Hillsborough County Schools, are employed by local licensed plumbing companies. For students, the opportunity to install the museum's plumbing provided on-the-job training hours, which are required to graduate from the four-year program. It was an excellent real-word teaching aid for instructors, too. In addition to the students' time and skills, all of the materials were donated by the Kohler Corp. and Bucks Plumbing Supply. Pictured: students and instructors in front of the Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House, in historic Ybor City. The Ybor City Museum Society is developing the baseball museum, which will be located inside the former home of Tampa baseball legend and Hall of Famer Al Lopez.





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