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Volunteers requested for child mentoring program

Gulf Coast Community Care's Adopt-A-Grandchild program is seeking volunteers 30 and older who can commit at least four hours a week for as much as a year to work with carefully selected children who have dealt with abuse, neglect or family disruption.

Volunteers are given formal orientation and training before being matched with a child. Once matched, volunteers are encouraged to engage in a variety of activities with the child.

Adopt-A-Grandchild also sponsors group activities for the children and volunteers, including an annual picnic, bowling party, holiday party and other fun group activities.

For information or to become a volunteer, call Dick Perrier at 538-7460, ext. 3085.

Applications being sought for Largo fine art festival

Downtown Largo Main Street Association has extended its deadline for artists and food vendors for Largo Main Street Art Fest 2005, a juried, outdoor fine art festival set for Feb. 5 in downtown Largo.

The free public event will have artwork available for purchase, a silent auction, live music and a variety of food and beverages. Winning works will receive cash awards.

The deadline for artists and food vendors has been extended to Jan. 20.

Interested artists and vendors should call Anne Money Buck at 588-1315 or the association at 518-8442.

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