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Graduate proud to have gone to PHCC

© St. Petersburg Times
published June 25, 2002

Editor: I was part of the graduation ceremony at Pasco-Hernando Community College on May 7. I received my associate's degree in arts, and I wanted to say that I am so proud to have graduated from an institution with such a fine academic standard, as well as a staff of professionals that make up the support system of the school. The two years that I've spent at PHCC have been filled with encouragement and support. All of my professors have been wonderful, and the staff, including the financial advisers and the student service personnel led by Mr. Alfonsa James, dean of student services, and his assistant Melinda Xiggores have made it possible for me to pursue my academic goals. I wanted to thank Pasco-Hernando Community College for providing such an incredible service to our community.
-- Christina Partin, New Port Richey

Spring concert a special treat

Editor: What a treat! Thank you to Terry Adams and all of the band students at Hudson High School for the terrific spring concert on May 7 at the River Ridge Center for the Arts, featuring jazz, percussion and concert band. The percussion's Diners Club and Brooms Hilda were a special treat that were most enjoyable. The concert band was at their very best and put on a wonderful performance. What a joy for Pasco County!
-- C. Jaime Lee Brown, Bayonet Point

Volunteers made senior picnic super

Editor: On May 22 the Class of 2002, Gulf High School, had a Super Senior picnic. On behalf of the senior class, I would like to thank the following sponsors: Publix Southgate, Pit Boss Bar-B-Q, Beef O'Brady's, Papa John's Pizza, Pepsi, Chick-Fil-A, Gulf High School administration, Gulf High School faculty and staff, and A&D Color Graphics for our sponsor sign. The ones who did all the work, of course I mean thanks to the moms and dads who are always there when we need them! Betsy Proctor, Pat Torre, Sylvia Wade, Audrey Trifero, Carolyn Marlowe, Karen King, Amy Stanley, Terri Tillis, Jennifer and Richard Silvay and Judy and Frank Parker. We appreciate all that you do for us.
-- Amanda G. Parker, president, Class of 2002
Gulf High School Buccaneers

This Wal-Mart shopper was happy to help others

Editor: I would like to thank a gentleman who was so kind to me on Mother's Day. I went to Spring Hill Wal-Mart to shop. As I came out with my cart loaded with packages, this gentleman approached me and asked me if he could put my packages in my car. I said yes, sir. But I was so touched by his offer, as he was leaving to go to his car, he and his wife bade me goodbye. Who says there aren't kind folks? It was shown to me this special day. It proves to me the proverb, do unto others, for that was always my way also. I'm 88 years old.
-- Elizabeth Alvarez, New Port Richey

Owner puts the T in his TLC services

Editor: I would like to thank a young man who was very kind to me. His name is Sean Machaud of T.L.C. Transportation Services. He has recently started this business and I wish him well.

After knee surgery, I had to be transported from a rehab facility to the emergency room at Bayonet Point Hospital.

There was some confusion about the orders, and he stayed with me until he was sure I was going to be taken care of.

I'm sure he had other business to attend to, but he kindly made sure I was all right first.

I recommend his services highly and hope he makes a success of his business.
-- Kathleen Kessler, New Port Richey

Wendy's workers helped after wreck

Editor: I would like to thank the people at Wendy's on U.S. 19 and State Road 52 in Pasco County. A van hit three cars; mine was in the middle and got the worse of it all. They gave my son Bob and me drinks and kept asking if I was all right, which I was just upset. But they at Wendy's helped and I wish them all the best for caring. God Bless each and every one of them. Thanks again.
-- Betty Titus, Hudson

Theater benefited with help of many supporters

Editor: The Show Palace Dinner Theatre recently held a benefit performance to raise money for the new Infinity School of Performing Arts. The wonderful evening of musical theater was sponsored by owners Nick and Sal Sessa, and organized by Michael Ursua and Matthew McGee. The show featured cast members from Man of La Mancha, who volunteered their time and considerable talents to make for a most memorable night of entertainment. These fantastic performers sang their favorite Broadway songs which were deftly tied together into a crisply polished show by emcee Mr. McGee and the phenomenal piano accompaniment of Mr. Ursua.

We are extremely grateful to the Sessas and the Show Palace cast, crew and staff for their generosity and commitment to the community. The benefit raised more than $2,000 for the charter school. Thank you, Show Palace, for a star-filled night of joy and goodwill.
-- Janine Caffrey, Executive Director
Lori Erickson, Artistic Director
Tim Erickson, Technical Director
Infinity School of Performing Arts
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