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On the town: social news around St. Petersburg

10.21.2011

A "monstrous good time" was the report after Heroes, Villains & Vixens, a fundraiser for Goodwill Industries-Suncoast held at Kapok Special Events in Clearwater. Edward Scissorhands, Catwoman, Bigfoot and a robot greeted guests, who also were treated to a freaky fashion strut that featured costumes culled from Goodwill stores.

Jill Wilkinson of presenting sponsor SunTrust Bank gave Heroes awards to Crystal Lancaster of Pinellas Park, Jeremy Ingram of Lakeland and Tim Donahey of Largo. The honorees were recognized for overcoming disabilities.

The first-time event benefits Goodwill-Suncoast's training programs for persons with developmental abilities in Tampa Bay, Lakeland and Ocala.

10.22.2011

A cornet summons and Spanish bubbly greeted more than 100 guests at the Order of Salvador ceremony of elevation and investiture at the Dalí Museum. The event, a tradition since the 1980s, pays tribute to major supporters of the organization.

Dalí director Hank Hine and board president Tom James reported that attendance at the new museum, which opened in January, has exceeded 299,000.

Board of trustees member Tim Bogott received the Morse Award, a crystal plate.

The Order of Salvador is named for the museum's late founders, Reynolds and Eleanor Morse.

10.12.2011

Longtime St. Petersburg community leader Pat Howells was named Volunteer of the Year by the Florida Hospital Association at its annual meeting in Orlando.

The Chicago native trained as a registered nurse. After moving to St. Petersburg in 1969, she volunteered on the women's surgical and obstetrics floor at St. Anthony's Hospital, then moved to the emergency room, where she has volunteered for more than 40 years.

In addition, she has worked on numerous fundraising and outreach events and has held leadership roles, including president, of the St. Anthony's and state auxiliaries. She is a past member of St. Anthony's Foundation board.

Howells was selected from nominations received from hospitals throughout the state.

10.7.2011

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Pinellas County presented awards to community leaders who have made significant contributions to the mentally ill and their families.

Sheriff Jim Coats was commended for his leadership in the Crisis Intervention Team program, designed for law enforcement officers in their dealing with persons with mental illness, assuring that appropriate medications area available at the jail and establishing a psychological services coordinator.

Additional honorees were: Chelle Grooms, Personal Enrichment Mental Health Services, for her advocacy and development of education programs for families; William Desmond, for his commitment, as a consumer (a person with mental illness), to support and educate other consumers; and Clearwater police Officer William Connell, for his efforts in preventing a suicide and helping the person to treatment.

On the town: social news around St. Petersburg 10/29/11 [Last modified: Saturday, October 29, 2011 4:31am]
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