Joan Keubrich, a Hospice patient care volunteer since 1989, recently received the 1997 Miriam "Bunny" Flarsheim Award for outstanding service to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast.
Amelia Kipp, an office volunteer with Hospice for the past nine years, received the Mary McLeod-Brooks Award for exceptional service as a non-patient care volunteer.
Both received their awards March 1 at Hospice's Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Harborview Center in Clearwater.
Hospice's corporate volunteer awards went to Tech Data Corp. and the Volunteer Action Committee at Lockheed Martin Corp. for their support of the Largo organization's volunteer program.
Dr. Jean Etten and Dr. Keith Irwin received special awards for 20 years of volunteer service. Volunteers with 10 and 15 years of service to Hospice earned service award pins.
Law enforcement officers
and firefighters honored
State Rep. John Morroni, R-Clearwater, honored six law enforcement officers and firefighters at an awards ceremony last month at the Sheraton Sand Key in Clearwater.
The recipients were firefighters Arielle Young and Frank Telegdy of the Florida Firefighters Association, Clearwater police Officer Phil Jackson, Trooper Keith Bedillion of the Florida Association of State Troopers, St. Petersburg police Officer Alan Riggs and Pinellas County sheriff's Sgt. Michael Ring.
Guild raises $20,000
for All Children's Hospital
The Seminole branch of All Children's Hospital Guild raised more than $20,000 for the St. Petersburg hospital at its 20th annual Art Festival and Auction at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines.
First-place winners of the March 15 and 16 event were Patrick Clark, painting; John Burkey, photography; Paul Henning, jewelry; Charles Harbaugh, wood; C. Ernie Smith, mixed media; and Kostas Ulevicius, ceramics.
Edouard and Anna Azar of Largo celebrated their 55th anniversary Saturday at the Homestead, an assisted-living facility in Largo. The couple renewed their vows in a re-enactment of a traditional Jewish wedding in front of 150 relatives, friends and neighbors. They were married March 22, 1942, in Cairo and came to the United States in 1958. They moved to Clearwater in 1984 from Cincinnati, where Edouard Azar was a language professor at the University of Cincinnati and Mrs. Azar was a language instructor at various schools.
John and Bessie Kerzner of Clearwater celebrated their 64th anniversary with a dinner with relatives and friends at the Black Pearl in Dunedin. The couple were married March 25, 1933, and came here in 1977 from Cranston, R.I., where they owned a restaurant named Bessie's. The Kerzners have four children, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
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