DEAR READERS: Membership and community involvement in Gibbs High School's 3.0 Club is growing. More than 500 of the 588 students who attained 3.0 grade point averages during the fourth grading period celebrated March 11. Radio personalities M.J. and B.J. from WFLZ 93.3 provided music and entertainment for the party.
"They really did a great job," said Gibbs counselor Dotty Gillick. "They also did after-school announcements."
Four $50 savings bonds donated by Gibbs High School's Class of '68 and two tickets for a luncheon cruise on the Lady Anderson were awarded as door prizes. Pasadena Publix donated candy for the table decorations and Pat Curran presented coupons for Subway sandwiches to all 3.0 members. There were gift certificates from hair salons and Gibbs High School watches ordered especially for the occasion.
Rev. Calvin Hopkins and members of the congregation of Stewart Isom Memorial Church also donated a savings bond. Hopkins called Gillick after the last party to offer his services. He and his congregation wanted to do something to help, he said.
"I told him it inspired me, cause I go to church all the time and it just never occurred to me to approach the church for help," Gillick said.
Stewart Isom Memorial is a small church, Gillick said, but parishioners are pitching in to hold a flea market to raise money for the club's last party of the school year, which is scheduled for April 29.
The flea market will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 behind the school at 850 34th St. S in St. Petersburg. To donate items, call Gillick at 893-5452, ext. 201.
_ Pat Scarberry