The 2013 World Series already decided, supporters of the St. Petersburg Museum of History went back in time, touring "Schrader's Little Cooperstown," the current exhibition. Collector Dennis Schrader has loaned his impressive trove to the museum for the next two decades.
The autographed baseballs number more than 4,600; as fans know, Cooperstown, N.Y., is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
The guild of the St. Petersburg museum presented "Historic Night of Jazz," a fundraiser that featured the Tampa Bay Jazz Ensemble.
Organizing the event were guild president Sparky Ierna, Mary Wyatt Allen, Judy Cuniff, Kathy Guckenberger, Jackie O'Brien and Shirley O'Sullivan, Sally Poynter, Carol Phelps and Edie Spies.
Director Rui Farias presented the guild with a permanent plaque acknowledging its efforts on behalf of the organization.
Additional guests included Roseanna and Bob Costa, Roxanna and Bob Fall, Joyce and Walter Larson and Nancy and Steve Westphal.
Clothes to Kids needs to restock the closet
Clothes to Kids, the nonprofit organization that helps needy children in Pinellas County, is collecting new packaged underwear and socks and new or gently used clothing and shoes to stock its stores, which have been depleted in the school year.
Organizers have a special need for girls' and boys' tops ranging from small to extra large; girls' and boys' pants and shorts in sizes 6 through 16; young men's shorts in sizes 18 to 38; and young girls' and boys' shoes in sizes 12 through 5 1/2.
Donations can be dropped off between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 3251 Third Ave. N, Suite 145, St. Petersburg, or 1059 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Cash contributions also are accepted; see clothestokids.org for further information.