Members of the Mary Custis Lee Chapter 1451 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Clearwater recently observed the birth anniversary of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Additionally, UDC member Lyn Clay provided a presentation on her Confederate ancestor, Hugh Buchanan of the Cowetta Rangers, a cavalry unit attached to Phillips Legion from Georgia. The presentation was based on letters Buchanan wrote to his family during the war and included actual artifacts passed down through the family.
The Pinellas Park Gateway Chamber of Commerce recently awarded the following businesses:
Small Business Award, Path 2 Water Group; Medium Business Award, Quadrum Fitness; Large Business Award, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union; Nonprofit Award, Matinee Opera Club; Presidential Award, Lana Walsh; Outstanding Chamber Service Award, Jim Fikkert; Citizen of the Year, Hope Peterson; Youth Citizen of the Year, Greyson Ekdahl-McBride; Police Explorer, Loyd Tingler; Good Government Award, Amanda Conte; Pinellas Park Medical District Award, HCA Northside Hospital.
U.S. Air Force Airman Alexis L. Walker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Walker is the daughter of Andrew L. Dorsey and Felesia L. Jenkins of Largo. She is a 2012 graduate of Largo High School.