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Volunteer director gets Jeter award

Bobbie King is the recipient of Metropolitan Ministries' first E. Earl Jeter Volunteer Award in recognition of 20 years of serving Tampa's homeless.

King served on the board of directors of Metropolitan Ministries from 1983 to 1988 and is credited with coordinating the volunteer program.

She was active in recruiting, training and supervising the 100-person volunteer team..

King also was instrumental in developing the ministry of the Family Care Center and worked to raise support and volunteers for the facility.

The award was instituted this year in memory of Jeter, who was a volunteer at Metropolitan Ministries. He also served on the board of directors and three years as president, and was the board's only honorary lifetime member.

Play depicts short life

of artist Modigliani

Stage Studio will present Modigliani, a play about the short life of artist Amadeo Modigliani.

Modigliani was an Italian painter and sculptor who lived in the early 1900s. He struggled against poverty and ill health throughout his life and remained obscure until his death at age 35 of tuberculosis.

The play depicts two days in the life of the painter and features actors Scott Ryder, William Downe, Jim Porter, Harvey Tavel, Robin O'Dell and John Owens. David O'Hara will direct.

Upcoming shows are 3 and 8 p.m. today, 3 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 3 and 8 p.m. June 19 at the Warehouse Theater, 112 S 12th St.

Tickets are $12 on Friday and Saturday and $10 for all other performances. For more information, call 223-3076.

Cajun Fest '93 features

food, music and dancing

Pots of steaming boiled crawfish and Cajun music will highlight this year's Cajun Fest '93, beginning at 5 p.m. June 19 at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.

The festival is sponsored by the Cajun Connection and Skipper's. Dinner will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. A concert by Sheryl Cormier and Cajun Sounds will follow.

Between sets, there will be a Cajun dance contest with prizes of Cajun spice sets and other items.

Cajun Connection is a 4-year old organization with 300 members dedicated to preserving and enjoying the Cajun culture and heritage.

"Some members are from Louisiana, and some are just people who like the food, music and dance," said Dennis Broussard, club president. "This is an opportunity for everyone to get together and share good food and music."

The dance contest, which has no entry fee, is directed by dance teacher Mary Parnell of Brandon.

Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 on the day of the show. Food tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, call the Cajun Connection at 854-6002.

Residents and organizations in the community are invited to drop off or mail news for the South Tampa column to Susan Clary, Community Times, 1000 N Ashley Drive, Suite 700, Tampa, FL 33602, or fax it to 226-3381. Deadline for this news is seven working days before your event. All events must be open to the public.

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