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Reader's Exchange: Dress form mannequin sought

Ariana Cooper of St. Petersburg is a college student who loves sewing, especially making costumes. She is hoping that someone in REX land has a dress form mannequin they are no longer using. She says it will make the fitting of the garment much easier that trying it on herself and making the adjustments. Anyone who sews could tell you that's the truth! She would like for it to be size adjustable, but if not, that's okay. She is currently in college in Orlando, but her mother, Trudi, lives in St. Petersburg and is willing to pick it up in the surrounding areas. Please call Trudi at (727) 366-4576 if you can help this young lady create her masterpieces!

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Happy Birthday, Patricia Kennedy of Tarpon Springs, who will be celebrating an octogenarian birthday in a few weeks! As part of her celebration, she will be serving an after-dinner demitasse. Patricia has the demitasse cups and saucers, but she is lacking the demitasse spoons. She would be most happy and grateful if someone out there had any to share. Patricia also has a black computer keyboard and a beige mouse to give away. Patricia can be reached at (727) 937-5240.

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Marilyn Wright of St. Petersburg has a Princeton Ultra 17-inch CRT monitor that works just fine, but she doesn't need it anymore. If you would like it, contact Marilyn at (727) 867-3365.

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Robert Cooper of Largo recently got out of the hospital, and was told that a treadmill would be a great help to strengthen his legs. In return, Robert has a Vitamaster stationary bike he will gladly part with. To reach Robert, please call (727) 393-8107.

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Do you have old music CDs that you're tired of listening to, or perhaps you've put them on your computer and no longer need the hard copy? Then why not donate them to the St. Pete Beach Library? The library is inviting the community to contribute new or gently used music CDs for a listening library. What a wonderful way to share the gift of music! The library is accepting the following genres: children's, classical, contemporary, country-Western, holiday, jazz, blues, pop standards and rock 'n' roll. Donated CDs may be dropped off at the library, 365 73rd Ave., St. Pete Beach, Tuesdays through Saturdays, or they can be placed in the book drop. In addition, the St. Pete Beach Library Friends' Group is in need of a free-standing, indoor flagpole, approximately 7 feet high. Please stop by, or call (727) 363-9238, for more information.

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Margaret of Clearwater is in need of an HP Deskjet printer compatible with MSN-TV. Her old one bit the dust and new ones don't work. Call Margaret at (727) 791-7610.

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Reader's Exchange: Dress form mannequin sought 08/27/10 [Last modified: Thursday, August 26, 2010 3:06pm]
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