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Spotlight shines on Pinellas volunteers

Outstanding Pinellas County volunteers were honored during National Volunteer Week at Spotlight on Volunteers, an event sponsored by the Pinellas Volunteer Corps. More than 100 individuals and groups were nominated for honors for their 1990 volunteer services in seven categories.

Leslie Spencer, WTVT-Ch. 13 anchor, presented the awards to the winners.

Arts and Culture _ Cornelia Schueler of Largo for her work with the Salvador Dali Museum.

Social Services _ Carolyn Spence of St. Petersburg for her work with the Christmas Toy Shop Project Inc., and the Honeywell Volunteer Council for its 12 monthly projects that involved 50 percent of the Honeywell employees.

Seniors _ Doreen McCoy for her work with Neighborly Senior Services Palm Harbor Adult Day Care, and Barnett Bank for Good Life Celebration.

Education _ C. J. Perrella for her work at East Lake High School and Read Pinellas Inc., which provided 900 tutors to serve 3,000 adults and youths in 1990.

Environment _ Martha Lyons of Clearwater for her work on the Wyatt Street lighting program and Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Park Inc., which provided guided tours and programs in environmental education to 15,000 schoolchildren and 94,000 park visitors.

Health _ Dr. William E. Hale of Dunedin, director of the Florida Geriatric Research Program.

Youth _ George W. Lindsay of Clearwater for the NEWSCAN Club at Safety Harbor Middle School and a joint award to Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin Inc. and Florida Power Employees for the Sunshine Playground project.

The Pinellas Volunteer Corps is a corporate group that encourages and facilitates employee volunteer involvement.

Sorority elects officers

The Pinellas Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Kappa National Collegiate Sorority installed officers for the 1991-92 club year at a luncheon May 8 in Seven Springs.

Mary Anne Hagler was installed as president; Sue Barca vice president; Dorothy Metzger, secretary; Marilyn Jedrey, treasurer; and Mary Boghigian, Pan-Hellenic representative.

Pair to mark anniversary

Joseph and Thelma Faires of Holiday will start their 50th wedding anniversary celebration with a limousine ride to the Flagship Restaurant on Island Estates in Clearwater where they will have dinner with family and friends.

The Faireses were married June 6, 1941, in Indianapolis in a double ceremony with her sister, Virginia, and Elmer Rumley.

They came to Holiday in 1982. Before retiring, he worked for 21 years for the Indianapolis Police Department and for 13 years for the Marion County Health Department. She was an artist and a secretary for Indianapolis Power and Light.

They have three children, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Military news

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer David H. Harwood, son of Pat and Dick Hageman and Don Harwood of Largo, has completed five months of aviation/survival training and instruction at the Pensacola Naval Air Station Rescue Swimmers School.

Harwood, with his wife, Heather Fisher Harwood, has reported for duty in Elizabeth City, N.C.