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Published Dec. 21, 2018

Caladesi Daughters of the American Revolution honor community members

The Caladesi Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution honored several community volunteers at their monthly chapter meeting. Six volunteers were given certificates of appreciation for their work in helping the chapter supply 72 Dunedin Head Start students with homemade denim stockings filled with handmade knitted hats and mittens, wooden toys from the East Lake Woodworkers Association, Beanie Babies, coloring books, crayons and books. Donna Moore and Layle Kremske were presented with community service awards. Moore is a member of the Dunedin Youth Guild, Dunedin Council of Organizations, Hammock Park and Library Board, Dunedin History Museum, Dunedin Parks and Recreation, Fairway Estates Women's Club and volunteers at the Dunedin Library and for Habitat for Humanity. Kremske is has served in many capacities at the Dunedin Youth Guild, is communications chair for the Dunedin Blue Jays, a member of the Dunedin Council of Organizations, Dunedin Fine Arts Museum, Dunedin Friends of the Library and has won many other local awards.

Pinellas County HCA Hospitals recognize Sunstar Paramedics

Pinellas County HCA Hospitals have recognized nine Sunstar paramedics, the 911 provider for all Pinellas County residents, employees as EMS All-Stars for demonstrating a commitment high-quality patient care and expertise in their field. Paramedics Matthew Caravona, Dana Shultz and Scott Malcom were recognized for their professionalism and dedication to exceptional patient care. Emergency Medical Technician Michael Cornelius was honored for his compassion and professionalism with hospital providers. Magdalene Thomas and Casey Lee Black, emergency dispatchers who work in Sunstar Paramedics' Communications Center, were recognized for assisting emergency callers in a professional and respectful demeanor. Debra Dunbar, assistant supervisor of Sunstar Paramedics' basic life support program, was honored for overseeing 40 employees and assisting with the training classes for EMTs who are new to the workforce.

Sunstar Paramedics donates to Toys to Tots

Sunstar Paramedics, the 911 ambulance transport service for Pinellas County residents, stuffed four ambulance special operations trucks full of toys as part of their annual toy drive to benefit Toys for Tots.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School donates to children of migrant workers

Students at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School created 449 gift bags and more than 1,200 gifts to be distributed to the children living in the migrant community near Dade City.

Elks Lodge uses grant money for Christmas toys for kids

With its $2,500 Elks National Foundation's Promise Grant, the St. Petersburg Elks Lodge continued its tradition of gifting toys to kids in the community. Eighty-six children received presents at the annual Community Kids Christmas Party, and the lodge donated toys for 60 children sheltered at CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse) as well.


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