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Neighborhood notebook

Centennial Playground at rec center to open next week

Published February 16, 2005

A grand-opening ceremony for the new City of Seminole and Rotary Club of Seminole Centennial Playground will be held at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 23.

The $174,500 playground, suitable for children ages 2 to 12, is at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 131st St. N. The project was funded by a state grant, a grant from both the local and district Rotary clubs, and the city.

The facility is 100 percent handicapped accessible and features an artificial grass surface and equipment specially designed to be accessible for children in wheelchairs. For more information, call Jim Sheets at 391-8345.

Linda Benware, principal of St. Petersburg Collegiate High School, will be the guest speaker at the Seminole Chamber's monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. N. The cost is $12.

Friday is the deadline for registering as a Pow Wow Parade participant.

The annual parade will begin at 10 a.m. March 12.

The parade route will begin at 80th Avenue and go north on 113th Street to the Recreation Center.

No entry fee is required. For parade information, call chairman Doc Kinsley at 391-0095.

For information about the Pow Wow Festival, which begins March 11, visit the official Web site at or call the Recreation Center at 391-8345.

The Seminole Recreation Center is accepting vendor applications for the city's Fourth Annual Earth Day in the Park to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 9 at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road.

The event will include children's activities, free plants, live music, barbecue, and home and garden seminars.

There will be a $25 vendor fee for each approved application. Vendors can pick up application forms at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St.

For more information, call Steve Malla at 391-8345.

News for Neighborhood Notebook may be e-mailed to faxed to 398-6054, mailed to Seminole Notebook, 13472 Bellewood Ave. N, Seminole, FL 33776, or called in to Sheila Estrada at 399-9197.

[Last modified February 16, 2005, 04:30:09]

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