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Susan McLean, Shannon Knowlton and Evelyn Moorefield at the  Junior League of St. Petersburg’s 80th anniversary reception.


Susan McLean, Shannon Knowlton and Evelyn Moorefield at the Junior League of St. Petersburg’s 80th anniversary reception.


For 80 years and a couple of incarnations, the Junior League of St. Petersburg has stressed volunteerism and community development. Active and sustaining members celebrated those accomplishments during a birthday party at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, complete with cake and champagne-punch toasts.

Mary Ann Will led the event committee, which included assistant chair Heather Orsini, Tuesdi Dyer, Adrienne Forkois, Amanda Houston, Megan Pott and Patricia White.

Also assisting were president Lauri Lee, Corinne Flanagan, Donna Mainguth, Ann Vickstrom, Elise Minkoff, Colleen Russo, Kally and Bill Harvard, Maria Rawls, Kristin Connell, Debra Ford and Gigi Fleming.


Clothes to Kids' annual "Clothe a Child" fundraising luncheon brought nearly 500 supporters to the Coliseum in St. Petersburg.

The charity, founded in 2002 by Marie McClung and Jode Eye, supplies wardrobes for needy Pinellas County schoolchildren. Much of the apparel is gently used, although recipients get new socks and underclothes.

The nonprofit reports that it provided 93 wardrobes in its first month of operation in 2003, and officials say that in the current school year, 52,000 youngsters are eligible to receive its services.

Fran Goodwin chaired the event committee, which included Carol Cook, Carole Bolden, Denise Travers, Gail Cerny, Jan Miller, Jim Kratz, Kelly Twiss, Leslie Bednarski, Lynne McCaskill, Nelda Gant, Paula Nall, Ray Hoopes and Sandy Leanes.

Clothes to Kids has sites in St. Petersburg and Clearwater.


Generous contributors to community efforts often find themselves asked to give even more, so a reception to thank supporters of the Greater St. Petersburg YMCA was especially appreciated, honorees said.

The event featured heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts and drink service and brief comments from David Jezek, the Y's executive director and chief executive, and from board of trustees president Harvey Ford.

Guests included Mary Wyatt Allen, Steve Anderson, David Cox, Mary and Bud Evertz, Jane and David Ferguson, Hazel and Bill Hough, Mendee and Dr. Reggie Ligon, Anne Long, Theresa and David McEachern, Doreen and Phil McLeod, Janet Raymond, Murray Silverstein, Kathy and Bill Stover, Mary Wheeler and Phyllis Williams.

St. Petersburg has three YMCA branches, the Jim and Heather Gills, Childs Park and Harbordale sites.

On the town: social news in St. Petersburg 03/12/11 [Last modified: Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:30am]
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