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Largo names poet laureate: Wayne S. Williams was named as Largo's first poet laureate. Williams has numerous publications and has led monthly live poetry readings at Largo Public Library for the past 12 years. He will lead a panel discussion of area poets on Sept. 23 at the Get Lit Largo literary event to be held at Largo Library.

Fountains residents visit Giraffe Ranch and Safari: Residents of The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay visited the Giraffe Ranch and Safari in Dade City. Sixteen residents came face-to-face with the giraffes and other species living under the live oaks and open grasslands.

Holocaust Museum receives anonymous donation: After an anonymous donation, the Florida Holocaust Museum's "Trunks of Hope" campaign has raised $7,500 and has increased its total goal to raise $15,000 by July 31. The Museum's Teaching Trunks were developed to teach about the Holocaust. On average, one round-trip Teaching Trunk journey costs $300. Last year, the FHM's Teaching Trunks were sent throughout Florida and to schools in 20 other states. To donate to the "Trunks of Hope" campaign, visit text.gives/trunks or text the keyword "Trunks" to 855-735-2437.

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Hometown Pinellas 07/24/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:36pm]
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