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Sun City patrol, homeless advocates win sheriff's grant

By Times Staff Writer
Published August 15, 2003

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office awarded community enrichment grants to a pair of eastern Hillsborough County service organizations on Aug. 13.

Sun City Center Security Patrol Inc., a 24-hour volunteer security watch, received $1,500, while Servants of Christ, a a Brandon-based group that feeds the homeless in Ybor, received $550.

Martha Finley, chief of patrol for Sun City Center Security Patrol, said the grant will go toward training and recruiting new volunteers.

Servants of Christ, a volunteer food collection group, will use their grant to purchase plates, cups utensils and some food products, said founder Leila Taghap.

A total of 25 community organizations received grants of $500 to $1,500 from the Sheriff's Office's Law Enforcement Trust Fund, among them the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay, Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation, Seniors In Service of Tampa Bay Inc. and the Sheriff's Hispanic Advisory Council.

Town hall meeting rebroadcast on cable

BRANDON - Those who missed the Aug. 7 County Commission town hall meeting at Westfield Shoppingtown Brandon won't have to wait long to catch up.

The meeting will be rebroadcast on Hillsborough County's cable TV channel, HTV22, five times during the next two weeks: 2:30 p.m. today; 2 p.m. Monday; midnight Wednesday and Friday; and 9 a.m. Aug. 29.

A newsletter of questions asked at the meeting and the answers from county staff is available from the county's communications department at 272-5314.

The next town hall meeting is Oct. 9 in northwest Hillsborough County.

- JAY CRIDLIN and SHANNON COLAVECCHIO-VAN SICKLER

[Last modified August 14, 2003, 09:46:26]

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