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Harry P. Klyap, a 2009 graduate of River Ridge High School, New Port Richey, recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Jacksonville.
The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease from civilian to military life.
Klyap will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy's Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.
CARES Elfers Center reopening ceremony:
The historic grand reopening ceremony on May 10 of CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, New Port Richey, was witnessed by hundreds of people.
The program included remarks by Bill Aycrigg, CARES President and CEO; Gus M. Bilirakis, U.S. representative; Michael Bilirakis, retired U.S. representative; and John Gallagher, retired Pasco County administrator.
CARES Elfers Center offers a full schedule of activities such as gentle exercise, yoga, line dancing, wood carving, painting, hand quilting as well as group travel opportunities, wellness programs and a range of health, legal and financial educational seminars.
The building underwent a historic renovation that saved the original 1914 Elfers School structure and incorporated it into a community enrichment center for older adults. The $2 million renovation spanned eight years and no local tax money was used in the project.
CARES is a charitable organization that helps people stay at home, stay independent, stay connected and stay informed through health, social and support services. For more information, visit www.CARESfl.org.