Motorcade will carry fallen soldier Monday
The body of fallen soldier Zack Shannon will arrive at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa on Monday morning at 10:30 and will be borne by motorcade 30 miles to his hometown of Dunedin. Army Spc. Shannon, 21, died Monday of injuries he suffered in a helicopter crash in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. For those who would like to observe the motorcade in Pinellas, here is the planned route: From the Courtney Campbell Causeway, he will be carried onto McMullen-Booth Road, west onto State Road 580, north onto Pinehurst Road, east onto Michigan Boulevard, north onto County Road 1, east onto Curlew Road and ending at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens. A gathering point will be in front of Dunedin High School, 1651 Pinehurst Road. Shannon will be buried Wednesday in a private family ceremony at Dunedin Cemetery.
Event takes questions on boardwalk plan
The city will hold a question-and-answer session Monday morning about the proposed pedestrian boardwalk for the city's newly acquired waterfront park on a 13-acre stretch between the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa and Old Tampa Bay. The session begins at 10 a.m. at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. Come see ideas, share your comments and ask questions.
Library will hold Teen Poetry Contest
In conjunction with National Poetry Month, the Safety Harbor Library is celebrating with a Teen Poetry Contest. The contest will run April 1-30. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: most humorous, best rhyming, easily set to music, and best reflects teen life. Contestants must be 13 through 18 years old to enter. Entries should be submitted to the Youth Services or Reference Desk of the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. For more information, call 724-1525, ext. 112.
Animal Services closed on Tuesday
Pinellas County Animal Services will close its offices on Tuesday for staff development and long-term planning. Animal Services will reopen on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents are reminded that, starting April 1, the shelter's hours of operation will be Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the adoption center closing at 5:30 p.m. Expanded Saturday hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday services will include adoptions. Rabies vaccinations are now administered on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. The facility is closed all Pinellas County holidays. Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo.