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Brandon-area religion news and events

First Baptist Church of Riverview will hold a health fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 8 at 8626 U.S. 301 S. The following free screenings and tests will be provided: memory, cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure and pregnancy. There also will be food and games for kids. Call (813) 677-6377.

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First Baptist Church of Plant City's associate pastor, Tommy Warnock, will receive the YMCA's 2009 Strong Leader Award at the Y's annual dinner from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Red Rose Ballroom. Warnock won the award for his influence throughout the city, the church, the agricultural industry and at Plant City High School. For ticket information, call (813) 757-6677.

St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Ruskin will hold Crocodile Dock, a free vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Monday through Friday at 705 Ninth St. SE. The Bible school is open to kids ages 3 to 10 and will include Bible studies, singing, teamwork games and dinner. Call (813) 645-1521.

First Baptist Church of Brandon is accepting donations for its back-to-school supply drive at 216 N Parsons Ave. Supplies can be dropped off at the church office through Aug. 10. Call (813) 689-1204.

Baylife Church in Brandon is accepting donations for its Back to School Extravaganza sale from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 22 at 1017 Kingsway Road. Clothes, shoes, backpacks and school supplies can be dropped off at the church from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday until Aug. 15. Proceeds will benefit missions trips. Call (813) 661-3696, ext. 231.

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Brandon-area religion news and events 07/30/09 [Last modified: Thursday, July 30, 2009 4:30am]
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