Thursday, April 19, 2018
News Roundup

Hometown Pinellas for July 11

Woman's club makes donations: The General Federation of Women's Clubs' North Pinellas Woman's Club presented $11,000 in checks to community organizations at its meeting in June. Recipients included: Brookwood Florida, Clothes to Kids, Gulf Coast Dental Outreach, Random Acts of Flowers, Science Center of Pinellas, Suncoast Voices for Children, Wheelchairs 4 Kids, Women on the Way, Friends of the Island, Kimberly Home, Camp Freshstart, Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center of Safety Harbor, and Canine Companions for Independence and Community Pride. The funds for the community donations were comprised of profits from the annual Christmas Under the Oaks Arts and Crafts Show, which is held the second Sunday in November in Clearwater's Coachman Park. For more information, visit gfwcnpwc.org or North Pinellas Woman's Club on Facebook.

Clearwater student accepts reward: The Sons of the American Revolution Clearwater Chapter's Good Citizenship medal was presented to Clearwater Central Catholic High School senior Stefan Andre Wells. Wells is the son of Cory and Iliana Wells of Palm Harbor. After graduation, Wells plans to attend Florida Gulf Coast University to study clinical laboratory science. The medal and certificate, presented by the SAR Clearwater Chapter's second vice president, Bob Cundiff, is given to an individual who demonstrates an outstanding attitude and practice of volunteerism, school spirit and achievement.

Midnight run expected to raise $37,000: The Kiwanis Club of Dunedin and Virginia Street Dermatology recently sponsored their annual Kiwanis Morton Plant Mease Midnight Run. More than 2,100 walkers and runners attended the event. Though proceeds are still being counted, the event is expected to match last year's figure of $37,000. The proceeds are split between the event's sponsors.

We want your news! Send news of everyday life in our county, whether it's snapshots from family reunions, a local achievement, celebrations or simply good news you want to trumpet. To make a submission, contact Hometown Pinellas coordinator Malena Carollo at [email protected] (put Hometown Pinellas in subject line), by fax at (727) 893-8675 or by mail to Tampa Bay Times, Hometown Pinellas, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731.

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