In the know
By Times Staff Writer
Published November 21, 2007
IT's not too late to sign up for the Turkey trot
Still want to run (or walk or stroll) in Thursday's 29th annual St. Petersburg Times Turkey Trot? It's not too late to register in advance. Just head out to Clearwater High School's Jack White Stadium from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for today'skickoff party. Fees are $8 for the Gobbler ($10 on race day) and $12 for the Wingding and the Turkey Trot ($18 on race day). The races start Thanksgiving morning from Keene Road just south of Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard. For details, visit tampabay.com/turkeytrot or call (727) 562-4700.
Festival of Trees will open today
The 23rd annual UPARC Foundation Festival of Trees opens to the public today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Harborview Center at Cleveland Street and Osceola Avenue. The festival features more than 100 decorated trees, plus music, shopping, raffles and a gingerbread village. The event continues 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday (with a breakfast with Santa from 9 to 10:30 a.m. for $10) and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for those 62 and older, $4 for children 3 to 16 and free for children 2 and younger. Proceeds benefit the Upper Pinellas Association for Retarded Citizens. For details, visit www.treefest.com.
Mom found after child falls from car
Remember that weird case in which police said a motorist found a baby in the road at 66th Street and Ulmerton Road? Police on Tuesday said tips had led them to the child's mother, Tamika N. Wynn, 24, of Largo. Wynn told investigators that her 2-year-old daughter unfastened her car seat restraint, opened the door of her mother's moving car and fell out the evening of Nov. 13. Another driver scooped the girl up, and Wynn snatched her back, saying she would take her to a hospital, and left. After tips led police to Wynn, she told them she left because she was driving with a suspended license. Police referred her case to the State Attorney's Office for a felony count of child neglect because Wynn did not get medical treatment for her daughter. The girl had a bump on her head and was expected to be fine.
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