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Published Oct. 9, 2005

MEMORY GARDEN: Largo Central Elementary School dedicated a memory garden June 7 as a tribute to Earle Brown Sr., a 13-year school volunteer who died in May. Brown was Pinellas County Schools' 1992 senior volunteer of the year. He wrote a poem he dedicated to the children at the school and was spokesman during the school's Veterans Day activities each year. Plants for the garden were supplied by Rick Sozio and his staff planted them. The school's Parent Teacher Association donated a birdbath and assisted with the purchase of picnic tables. Pursley Inc. donated 30 Washington palms.

JAIL AND BAIL: Seminole Elementary School's assistant principal Fred Murray was "arrested" June 8 and incarcerated until he could raise bail as part of the American Cancer Society's "Jail and Bail" fund-raiser. Murray raised more than $1,500 last year and plans to participate again next year.

QUILTS FOR BABIES: Learning-disabled pupils at Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School in Largo presented 24 baby quilts to All Children's Hospital in the culmination of a 1992-93 Pinellas Education Foundation minigrant program. The pupils designed and made the quilts as part of a project to give quilts to babies born with AIDS and other life-threatening disabilities. The project was entered in the Pinellas County Economic Fair, where it won a first-place award.

CLOTHING DRIVE: Tarpon Springs Middle School's Multicultural Committee sponsored a canned food and used clothing drive May 17-24. Pupils collected more than 50 boxes of food and clothing for the Shepherd Center, a charitable organization that distributes to the needy of Tarpon Springs. In other news, the school's intermediate and advanced choruses were selected to perform at Universal Studios. The advanced chorus performed May 15 and the intermediate chorus performed May 21.