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Reader's Exchange: Music player will get her moving

Marion Foelgner of St. Petersburg walks every day as an important part of her exercise regimen. As she walks, she loves to listen to AM radio stations on her Sony Walkman. Unfortunately, her Walkman recently bit the dust, and she is having trouble finding a replacement. Marion is hoping that someone out there will have a Walkman with AM and FM radio channels that they would be willing to part with. Marion says she doesn't need the headphones, just the radio to help her get through those 3 miles! If you can help Marion, she may be reached at (727) 527-3721.

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Calling all history buffs! G.C. Boltz of Weeki Wachee has numerous hardcover and paperback books about the Civil War that he would like to give to a good home. He says some of the books are by Burke Davis and other well-known authors, and cover battles such as Gettysburg, Appomattox and more. He also has books about the famous generals of the war. G.C. suggests that members of Tampa's Civil War Round Table would enjoy having this collection. If you are interested in any or all of these books, they must be picked up. G.C. may be reached at (352) 597-2611.

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Fran Weir of St. Petersburg wrote in to request a few items for the adult day care facility that her husband, Don, goes to each week. Fran says the ladies there love to sew and make throw pillows. While Fran has plenty of fabric to give them for their projects, the cost of fiberfill to stuff the pillows is too expensive. She is hoping to receive donations of old throw pillows, so the ladies can use the fiberfill from those for their new creations. Fran says the center also holds daily bingo games, and they give out small prizes to the winners. Fran is looking for donations of small, inexpensive items that could be used for prizes. If you have any of these items to donate, Fran is willing to pick them up in St. Petersburg, and her daughter can pick up items in Clearwater. Fran can be reached at (727) 521-2033.

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Perhaps Fran will connect with this REXer! Elsie Colvin of Clearwater has a large amount of cotton-type stuffing that she would like to give to a good home. Elsie says the stuffing is perfect for projects making stuffed animals, pillows, etc. Elsie says she is eager to get rid of it, as it is currently residing in her bathtub! Elsie can be reached at (727) 796-7890.

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Doris Nunziata of New Port Richey is a representative for a large cosmetics company, and as a result of all of her cosmetics orders, she has an abundance of packing peanuts to give away. Doris says she has the equivalent of six tall kitchen bags full of them, and most of them are biodegradable and made from potato and cornstarch. If you are interested, please call Doris at (727) 808-4787.

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Do you speak Spanish? If you do, and if you also know how to sew, the High Point Neighborhood Family Center could use your help. The center, in Clearwater, is looking for a bilingual volunteer sewing teacher for its adult sewing class, which is held on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The volunteer must pass a free background check. Please call Caroline Brown, program director, at (727) 533-0730, ext. 213, if you are interested.

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Reader's Exchange: Music player will get her moving 05/27/11 [Last modified: Friday, May 27, 2011 4:30am]
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