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St. Petersburg Free Clinic gets new truck for distributing food

The St. Petersburg Free Clinic recently cut the ribbon for its new Hino Refrigerated Toyota Truck. Thanks to donations from Bonnie Hechtkopf, the Margaret Ewell Dickins Foundation and Jamie and Jane Egasti, the truck will expand the capacity of food donated to the Free Clinic's Jared S. Hechtkopf Community Food Bank that is distributed back into the community.

North Pinellas Woman's Club installs Little Free Library

In celebration of the 129th anniversary of the founding of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, the North Pinellas Woman's Club recently installed and dedicated a Little Free Library at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center in Dunedin. The library was made possible by a donation from the Rotary Club of Dunedin.Teens from the Youth Advisory Council decorated the library with quotes honoring King and his legacy.

Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program recognizes volunteers

The Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program recently presented the President's Volunteer Service Award to mid- and south Pinellas long-term ombudsmen who volunteered 100 or more hours during the last year. The award was presented to the following individuals: Cynthia Floyd, Sheila Ramsdell, Sue Boone, Barbara Timo, June Entwistle, Ellen Lamparter, Philip Everett, Mary Stein, Alan Sherman, Gay Salvin, Mary Bruels, Carol Weideman and Jane Horowitz.