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Marching band recruiting new participants

By TIMES STAFF
Published May 2, 2007


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ST. PETERSBURG

The Awesome Original Greater St. Petersburg Second Time Arounders Marching Band, which has been selected to participate in the 2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, is recruiting participants.

The band is inviting current and past members, or those who'd like to join, to a kickoff meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Northeast High School cafeteria, 5500 16th St. N.

The band seeks adult musicians as well as nonmusicians who would like to be part of the color guard or participate in the dance line or the national flag pageant. See www.secondtime arounders.com.

SEMINOLE

Melanoma Walk set

The third annual Schlip Miles for Melanoma Walk will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lake Seminole Park.

Donations will be raised by participants walking for pledges. Part of the mission of the James.A. Schlipmann Melanoma Cancer Foundation is to fund clinical trials and research and to increase education.

Saturday's walk is dedicated to the memory of Christy Lynn O'Keefe, who died of the disease at age 32. Her sister, Jennifer Maronie, is the Florida fundraising chapter president. Go to www.TheSchlip.com, call Jennifer Maronie at 727 710-8000 or e-mail TheSchlip-Florida@tampabay.rr.com.

ST PETERSBURG

Leave food with mail

On Saturday, local letter carriers will collect food to help the "Stamp Out Hunger" project. Leave a sturdy bag containing nonperishable foods - canned soups and veggies, pasta, rice or cereal - next to your mailbox.

[Last modified May 1, 2007, 20:12:17]


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