Brandon Walter Wiesner of Pinellas Park has earned the Eagle Scout Good Citizenship Certificate for outstanding leadership and citizenship from Marine Corps League, Morris F. Dixon Jr. Detachment 54 of Largo. Wiesner is an Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 375. For his Eagle Leadership Service Project, he gathered toiletries to distribute to the homeless through Project Hope. Wiesner is a senior at Dixie Hollins High School.
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Chuck Mirasola of Seminole received an award from the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals for his volunteer work at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. The 71-year-old Army veteran was recognized for his commitment and service to veterans and their families during his time as volunteer in the facility's hospice and palliative care unit. Since his time in the unit, Mirasola has completed more than 12,500 hours of work from cooking and serving food to listening to war stories, consoling families and honoring the memory of those who have died. He was one of three volunteers honored.