Largo's Gulf Coast Museum of Art recently hosted an opening reception and awards ceremony for the Pinellas County High School Survey in the museum's Student Exhibition Gallery. Children from Pinellas County's public and private high schools whose artwork was selected by an independent juror each received a certificate of participation in the show.
Three students received an award for outstanding work, along with a U.S. Savings Bond, and their teachers received a gift from the museum to recognize their efforts as art educators. Award winners were Sarah Klim of Gibbs High School, teacher Melissa Hunt; Jeffrey Sincich of Largo High School, teacher Lisa Bagley; and April Seelbach of Seminole High School, teacher Susan Harbison.
Francis B. "Jake" and Bernice M. Wilson of Clearwater celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with dinner out at a special restaurant.
They were married May 28, 1948, in Folkston, Ga.
The couple came here in July 1968 from Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Mr. Wilson, an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars, retired as a lieutenant colonel. During his military service, the couple was stationed in Germany for a time and also lived in locations throughout the 50 states.
Mrs. Wilson held a part-time position for 15 years with Clearwater Realty.
They are members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.
The couple have five children, 14 grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Because the children are scattered from Maine to California, planning a family reunion had been difficult. The Wilsons successfully accomplished it in 2004 when the whole family came together in Atlanta.
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Orville M. and Shirley G. Tucker of Clearwater recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.
The couple were high school sweethearts at St. Charles High School, St. Charles, Mo., and married June 24, 1944, in Mojave, Calif.
The Tuckers came here in 1966 from Atlanta, where they owned and operated Tucker Piano and Organ Co. Locally, the couple owned and operated three Tucker Piano and Organ Co. stores for many years.
The Tuckers are some of the original residents of Island Estates and have lived there for 42 years.
Mr. Tucker is a Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
They have six children, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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