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GROUP SPREADS CHEER VIA FOOD, VISITS AND GIFTS

The Salvation Army St. Petersburg Corps Community Worship Center's League of Mercy is delivering holiday cheer to hundreds of nursing home residents, veterans and homebound individuals in south Pinellas County through Friday.

The group will deliver food baskets, gifts and holiday greetings to people who would otherwise be alone this Christmas.

The ministry started this year's drive on Dec. 1.

Each month, the group makes an average of 13 visits to individuals in 44 institutions including Bay Pines VA Medical Center. During the Christmas season, 30 visits will be made. These visits are important to people who do not have family in the area or are afflicted by illness or other circumstances that force them to be alone.

If you are interested in joining the group or for more information, call the Salvation Army St. Petersburg Corps Community Worship Center at 323-2222.

ST. PETE BEACH

Prayer breakfast is free, open to public

The public is invited to the Kiwanis Club of Gulf Beaches free leadership prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. Friday at St. John's Catholic Church, 445 82nd Ave., St. Pete Beach. Pinellas County Commissioner Ronnie Duncan is the keynote speaker and state Kiwanis governor Phil Yorston will attend.

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