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Elks lodge earns national recognition
Published June 17

St. Petersburg Elks Lodge 1224 Earns National Recognition

St. Petersburg Elks Lodge 1224 was recognized by the Elks Grand Lodge as the winner for the 2018-19 All American Lodge Division V (1101-1500 membership). The lodge has contributed more than $11 million to charitable causes through the city and state since 1911. Among recent donations are donations to Lealman’s fire district, Hurricane Michael victims, music therapy programs of Music Sweet Music and several St. Petersburg hospitals.

Pinellas native, relative graduates basic training

U.S. Air Force Airmen 1st Class Eamon Nasr and Ayla Gosselin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. 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. Nasr earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Lindsay Marshall of Largo and Payman Nasr of Aliso Viejo, Calif. and stepson of Thomas Marshall of Largo. Gosselin is a 2014 graduate of Largo High School.

East Lake Fire and Life Safety Educator recognized

Fire and Life Safety educator Claudia Faiola was recognized as the 2019 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year by the Florida Association of Fire and Life Safety Educators. Faiola was recently appointed as the National Fire Protection Association's Public Education Network Representative for Florida. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Safety Administration and is a state-certified Fire and Life Safety Educator, CPR instructor and Child Passenger Safety Technician.