Seven Tarpon Springs students chosen to march in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Seven students from Tarpon Springs High School Color Guard — Alex Bess, Sam Haag, Haleigh Elks, Chelsea Earley, Hana Gleason, Ryan Tatum and Jillian Ferron — have been chosen to march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as the members of Great American Marching Band. The Tarpon Springs Color Guard are 2014 and 2016 Winter Guard International Scholastic World Champions. The group has started a website and GoFundMe page at marchto2016macy.com.
Clearwater Community Woman's Club awards $11,500 in grants: The Clearwater Community Woman's Club recently held the 45th annual Daisy Grants Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Belleair Country Club and distributed grants to seven charities totaling $11,500. These local charities included The Beth Dillinger Foundation/Beth's Corner; The Foundation for Sustainable Families; Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay; Homeless Empowerment Program; Lighthouse of Pinellas; Ready for Life; and Clearwater Community Sailing Association's Camp Awesome. The Clearwater Community Woman's Club is a member club of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, one of the world's largest and oldest volunteer service organizations. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month from September through May. Most meetings are at 11 a.m. at the Clearwater Downtown Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. For information visit ClearwaterCWC.org or visit Clearwater Community Woman's Club on Facebook.
LongHorn Steakhouse Director of Operations recognized nationally: Dan Rose, director of operations for LongHorn Steakhouse, has been presented with the company's top leadership honor, the Director of the Year award. He was selected from more than 60 directors nationwide. This is the fourth time Rose has received this recognition. Rose oversees nine LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants, including in Largo, Port Richey, Winter Haven, Palm Harbor, Lakeland and Tampa.