Apply today for holiday help at Salvation Army
Today is the final day to apply for Christmas assistance at the Salvation Army. Applications will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon at the Salvation Army's Center of Hope, 8040 Washington St. Applicants must bring a valid driver's license or state-issued identification card; Social Security cards for all members of the family; proof of income, with the most current pay stub, and documentation of any assistance, such as Social Security, food stamps or Section 8 housing assistance; and proof of residence in Pasco County, such as the current lease or utility bill. For information, call the Center of Hope at (727) 847-6321.
Free turkey dinner open to the needy
Lakeview Baptist Church will host a service with a Thanksgiving theme at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. After the service the church at 11010 Tami Trail will serve a free turkey dinner with entertainment by the Minute Men Gospel Group. The local needy are invited. For information, call (727) 457-5154.
Winning Fantasy 5 ticket sold here
A winning lottery ticket worth more than $200,000 was sold at One Stop Discount Beverage at 6808 Ridge Road. The winner handpicked the numbers — 9, 13, 15, 23 and 28 — on the ticket drawn in Thursday's Fantasy 5, according to the Florida Lottery. The winner will get $206,068.78.
Special ornaments honor loved ones
HPH Hospice is ringing in the holiday season with trees on which people can hang special ornaments in honor of loved ones. Eight Trees of Life will go up in Pasco County on Friday, with donations supporting the nonprofit agency's patient and family care programs. To order an ornament, call the HPH Foundation toll-free at 1-800-486-8784, visit www.hph-hospice.org or visit all but two tree locations. Orders should be placed by Dec. 15. Eight different ornaments are available.
Tree of Life locations are:
• HPH Marliere Hospice Care Center, 6801 Rowan Road, New Port Richey.
• HPH Hudson Hospice House, 12139 Majestic Blvd., Hudson.
• HPH East Pasco Hospice House, 37441 Clinton Ave., Dade City.
• HPH East Pasco Hospice Care Center, 37439 Clinton Ave., Dade City.
• Gulf View Square mall, 9409 U.S. 19, Port Richey. (Two trees will be in the center court area.)
Trees will also be displayed at the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, 5443 Main St., New Port Richey, and the Zephyrhills Woman's Club, 38549 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills, but donations will not be accepted at these locations.
Local and regional obituaries are in Tampa Bay.