City called key to cancer charity's success
By LORRIE LYKINS
Published August 9, 2006
Seminole residents came out in an impressive show of support for the American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life this past April, raising $68,000. The funds raised will be used for cancer research and the provision of local support services for those affected by cancer.
Seminole was recently recognized by the American Cancer Society for its contribution with a commemorative plaque presented to the City Council.
This was the sixth year that the city of Seminole co-sponsored the event.
"They covered the expense of opening and operating the facility that we used Osceola High School, which runs about $1,000 for the day," said Lynn Webb, community representative for the American Cancer Society.
The city's sponsorship was key to the success of the event, which included 120 cancer survivors who live in Seminole, Webb said. The group goes before the City Council each year to request support.
Webb said that in addition to the Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society holds other events and offers services to the Seminole community such as cancer support groups and annual screenings at Seminole Mall.
For more information about ACS services in Seminole, contact Lynn Webb, community representative, at (727) 812-7008.
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* The Seminole Community Library's continued summer hours through Aug. 20 are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. The children's programs and teen advisory board will resume in September.
* The Great Books Discussion Group will meet Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. to discuss Charles Darwin and the moral sense of man and the lower animals.
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Freddie Hoover's Seminole Jamboree Country Band meets Wednesdays, 1 to 4 p.m., at 11100 Johnson Blvd., across from Seminole Mall. Parking is in the Seminole Baptist Church lot. Parking and admittance are free. Musicians and singers are welcome. Call 321-0252 for information.
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