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Digest

A dictionary for every third-grader

By NOVA BEALL
Published August 1, 2007


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The Kiwanis Club of Palm Harbor is on a quest to provide every third-grader in Palm Harbor, East Lake and Oldsmar with a dictionary. Earlier this year, Kiwanis members Chuck Winscott, John Papuga, John Burnham, Carl Heifetz, John Kiker and Murray Smith handed out more than 130 dictionaries to third-graders and teachers at Highland Lakes Elementary School, Palm Harbor, and another 100-plus at Lake St. George Elementary School. So far, 1,124 dictionaries have been distributed, with plans to include 10 additional elementary schools.

VFW Post 2473, Auxiliary add officers

Old Fort Harrison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2473 and its Ladies Auxiliary installed new officers for 2007-08 on May 15 at the Post, 1401 Hercules Ave., Clearwater. The new VFW officers: commander, George Wiltshire; senior vice commander, Donald Almeter; junior vice commander, Lawrence Phelan; quartermaster, Milton Decker; and adjutant, Thomas Stellmach. Ladies Auxiliary officers: president, Ann Tesch; senior vice president, Mary Olsa; junior vice president, Mary Ann Wiltshire; secretary, Cindy DeLuca; treasurer, Linda Burnette; chaplain, Jean Woodbury; conductress, Henny Lockamy; and guard, Dyann Brayton.

Palm Harbor Garden Club installs board

New board members of the Palm Harbor Garden Club's 2007-08 season were installed May 14 at East Lake Country Club.

The newly elected officers: presidents, Pat Jordan and Lois Webber; first vice presidents, Mary Squires and Carol Mangus; treasurer, Gail Meltz; and secretary, Roz Corbo.

The club supports more than 1,500 junior gardeners from local schools and meets the second Monday of the month from September to May.

Top of the Bay wins top gardening award

Top of the Bay Garden Club in Oldsmar recently received state and national awards for its Blue Star By-way Marker project in Veterans Memorial Park on Shore Drive in Oldsmar.

The club earned perfect scores of 100 at the state and national level for its project at the park.

Club president Loretta Wyandt thanks fellow club members for their hard work and the city of Oldsmar for its support.

At the fall district meeting in Venice, Mrs. Wyandt will accept these awards plus a $500 check for the club.

Colonial Dames give $500 to Largo library

Julia Noah, president of Berkeley Plantation Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century, accompanied by Phoebe McCue, chapter treasurer, recently presented a check for $500 to Scott Thompson, administrator of the Largo Library Foundation. The money is a memorial in honor of Margaret "Peggy" Anderson, former member of the chapter, and it will be used to buy books for the genealogy section of the Largo library.

Colonial Dames XVII Century is an organization of women who are interested in Colonial research and are lineal descendants of an ancestor who lived and served prior to 1701.

To submit an item, mail to Club News, Nova Beall, 710 Court St., Clearwater FL 33756, fax to 727 445-4119 or e-mail sbeall@sptimes.com.

[Last modified August 1, 2007, 08:19:26]


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