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Donate your old stuff to help at-risk youth

Published April 24, 2007




Here's a good reason to tackle that spring cleaning project: Your old clothes, appliances, jewelry and furniture could help prevent juvenile delinquency. The Sheriffs Ranches Enterprise is opening a thrift store and needs donated goods to stock the shelves. Founded in 1957 by Florida's sheriffs, the youth ranches provide residential care, family counseling and camping services to at-risk youth. The new thrift store is located at 3621-B U.S. 19, just north of Moog Road. Items can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or call (727) 848-0000 to arrange a pickup. The thrift store's grand opening is slated for May 22.


Give back with Golf Spectacular

Looking to tee up for a good cause? The Boy Scouts are hosting a Golf Spectacular May 12 at Saddlebrook Golf & Tennis Club to raise money to restore the camping facilities that were badly damaged by hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne. Golfers will be treated to lunch and dinner, and can compete for a range of prizes, including fishing, baseball and tennis equipment, PGA luggage, weekend travel packages at a Ritz Carlton Resort and more. The event is sponsored by the Gulf Ridge Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Call Al Teschner at 1-888-533-2775 or visit


The county plans to double impact fees for roads because of the rising cost of road construction. If the actual number of new homes built is less than estimated, officials would collect less impact fee revenue, and they would not be able to build as many roads as planned. A headline on a story Sunday was incorrect on those points.

[Last modified April 24, 2007, 07:38:26]

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