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Local Kiwanis clubs supply food in service project

Local Kiwanis clubs take part in service project

Members from the Kiwanis clubs of Dunedin, Greater Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Springtime City and Top of the Bay participated in a large-scale service project at the end of the Florida Kiwanis District Convention held in Orlando in August. In less than three hours Kiwanis members assembled 50,000 macaroni and cheese Meals of Hope. The meals will be distributed to food banks throughout Florida.

Clearwater Community Volunteers Center offer foster families teddy bears

The Pinellas County Foster and Adoptive Parents Association celebrated National Teddy Bear Day at the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center by providing kids of more than 50 foster families the opportunity to pick a stuffed bear, dress it up and accessorize it.

Scout Troop 313 earned stripes at Merit Badge Academy

Boy Scout Troop 313, chartered by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, held its merit badge classes in the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center. The classes presented were Electronics and Finger Printing and Crime Prevention. It was the first of a series of classes leading up to the Merit Badge Academy that will welcome troops from across the Tampa Bay area on Sept. 28. At the electronics class, the Scouts learned how to do soldering and created their own mechanical circuit in compliance with the Electronics merit badge requirements. In the second class on crime prevention and finger printing, the scouts learned ways to prevent crime. In the process of earning merit badges, scouts learn skills that will help them later in life. To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, candidates must get 21 merit badges, including badges on cooking, emergency preparedness and first aid.

Compiled by Monique Welch, Times Staff Writer. Contact at or Follow @mo_unique_