DeMolay of the Year
Greg White has been chosen 1993 DeMolay of the Year by the Brandon Chapter of Order of DeMolay. White has been active in DeMolay since 1989 and is a Past Master Councilor of the Brandon Chapter. His service to the chapter and community were key factors in his selection for the honor. White is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Interact. He attends Armwood High School and maintains a 3.2 cumulative average. After graduation, White plans to attend Hillsborough Community College and will associate with the Ford Asset Program. He is son of Clarence and Cathy White of Brandon.
Fire Department barbecue
Tickets are now available for the Seffner-Mango Volunteer Fire Department's barbecue dinner planned for noon to 6 p.m. March 19 at the fire station, 1706 S Kingsway Road in Seffner. The dinners will consist of chicken or ribs, baked beans and cole slaw. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Whole chickens will be available for $6 and slabs of ribs for $10 each. Money raised from the dinner will go toward the general operating fund for expenses incurred by the Fire Department. Tickets can be purchased by calling 684-8662. The Seffner-Mango Volunteer Fire Department, founded in 1960, maintains nine fire trucks, including two engines, two brush trucks, a generator/light truck, a rescue squad, a 5,000-gallon tanker, a fuel truck and a chief's vehicle. The department averages 700 calls each year, including structure fires, car fires, brush fires, smoke investigations, vehicle accidents, public assistance calls, medical calls and mutual aid to other fire departments.
Speech contest winner
Thomas Palermo of Jesuit High School recently won a speech contest held by the Rotary Club of Ybor City. Palermo, son of Peter and Delia Palermo, was coached by Rich Mercandante. Other contestants and their schools were Brett Carlson, Tampa Preparatory; Jeannine Butler, Academy of Holy Names; Kristin McWilliams, Plant High School; and Jenee Giles, Berkeley Prep. Palermo received the $100 first prize and will move on to the Group Run-Off at the April 20 Rotary meeting. He will compete against students from Chamberlain, Gaither and King high schools. The winner will receive $250 and will advance to the District Finals May 14. The district winner will receive $1,000. For information, contact Lew Kaminga, 251-4127.