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World War II commemoration breakfast

American Legion Post 147 will host a commemorative breakfast in honor of World War II Army Air Forces veterans of the 8th, 9th and 15th Air Forces and all other participants in the Ploesti raids. The purpose of World War II commemorations are to honor the veterans and their families, to recognize the contributions and sacrifices made on the home front and to provide Americans with a clear understanding and appreciation of the lessons and history of World War II. American Legion Post 147 is at 17413 Gunn Highway, just south of Van Dyke Road. The Post was designated as a World War II Commemorative Community by the Department of Defense. For reservations, call 949-3405.

NORTH TAMPA/UNIVERSITY

TOPS Chapter 156

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 156 recently celebrated its 25th anniversary in Tampa. The chapter also elected officers: Rosemary Knight was re-elected leader for the second year. Co-leader is Florence Anderson; secretary, June Waldman; treasurer, Alice Parlyano. Alice Tapia was appointed weight recorder, and Jo An Manelli will collect weekly menus and "fines." On March 9, members who lost the most weight in their divisions for 1993 will receive awards. In all, six members lost 142.75 pounds. Award recipients are Florence Anderson, Onyx Burk, Amanda Greves, Sharon Powell, Mary Hansen and Rosemary Knight. For information about TOPS, call 963-0159 or (800) 932-8677.

SUN CITY CENTER

Daughters of the American Revolution

Virginia Feder of Sun City center reviewed the book Petticoat Patriots of the American Revolution by Edith Meer at the Feb. 16 meeting of the Col. George Mercer Brooke Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Feder described the work of women during the Revolutionary War. Regent Ruth Zika, assisted by Chaplain Gladys Bomer, conducted the rituals. A verse of God Bless America was sung with piano accompaniment by Sarah Payne. Hostesses were Libby Hawbaker and Sonia Potter. Guests attending the meeting were Harold Andrews, Doris Ballentyne, Irene Burney, Margaret Clark, Susan Collier, Jane Fortson, Ruth Gilbert, Marion Gautier, Ardene Hess, Clare Hadley, Ruth Hoffman, Greta Hurd, Mary Kitko, Marion Linthurst, Gloria Miller, Betty Malmquist, Mary Morgan, Wilma Oberman, Nancy Payne, Muriel Parks, Ruth Ann Ramsey, Elinor Wentzell, Joyce Wathers, Jane Gebelein, Joy DeMasse and Alice Regis. Nell Ott of Sun City Center will present the program "Life of Washington (New Jersey)" for the March 16 meeting.

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