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Spring fashions go on parade

By CAROLYN HOPKINS

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 6, 2001


Gulf Harbors is sponsoring an April Showers Bring Spring Flowers Fashion Parade on Saturday at the Gulf Harbors Civic Center, 4610 Floramar Terr., New Port Richey.

Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., lunch served at noon and the Fashion Show will be presented at 1 p.m.

Fashions will be provided by Bealls of Hudson and Today's Woman of Gulf View Square Mall in Port Richey. Barbara McCrum is fashion show chairman. Models include Carmen and Ronnie Attard and Jane and Don Fischer, modeling as couples. Male models are David Keener and Charles Wright. Other women modeling are Lois Brown, Gerri Cantwell, Arleen Gottel, Phyllis Lucas, Barbara Marchisio, Dorothy McConnell and Ruth-Elin Riley. Children models are Walter, Ashley and Kimberly Connelly, Felicia Falzone, Courtney Jautze and John, Jake, Ashley and Kelly Wahl. Dottie Kleinschmidt is model coordinator.

The luncheon will feature a turkey dinner with all the trimmings by International Caterers. Members of the Gulf Harbors Men's Club will serve dinner and also act as escorts for the models.

Betty Keller is luncheon coordinator with Jean Schatzl and Eileen Massler in charge of decorations.

Tickets are $10. For reservations, call 848-0596.

Polish Legion sponsors dinner-dance

The Polish Legion of American Veterans, Dennis A. Orloski Post 184 is sponsoring a dinner-dance Saturday at the post home, 4035 Madison St., Elfers.

Doors will open at 3, dinner featuring roast beef, baked chicken or fish served from 4:15 to 6 p.m. with dancing from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to music by the Twilight Time Trio.

Tickets are $8 for members and $9 for non-members. For reservations, call the post at 849-3063.

Garage and rummage sales scheduled

The Cattlemen's Crossing Homeowners Association is sponsoring an annual communitywide garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the subdivision off Little Road north of State Road 54 in New Port Richey. Look for the entrance to Hunters Ridge and follow signs to Cattleman's Crossing. Items for sale include furniture, equipment, toys, clothes, Pokemon items, baby supplies camping equipment and many other articles. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities.

St. Anne Byzantine Catholic Church is sponsoring a rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the community center, 7120 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. Sale items include clothing, household items, jewelry, books, magazines, plants and white elephant articles. Food for sale includes refreshments, nut and poppy seed rolls, baked goods, pirohi, stuffed cabbage and sausage. For information, call Irene Hrubiak at 842-5684 or Mary Ann Bitsko a 844-0381. Wildwood Mobile Home Park, 7700 U.S. 19, Hudson is sponsoring a semi-annual garage sale beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at its clubhouse. Breakfast featuring doughnuts and coffee will be available and lunch served from 11 a.m. There will be attic treasures, furniture, books, small electrical appliances and clothes for sale.

Giant Egg Scramble set for Saturday

Gospel Outreach International Church, 6427 U.S. 19 at Main Street, New Port Richey is sponsoring a Giant Egg Scramble from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

There will be bouncy boxing, a moonwalk, go-cart rides, wacky games, a stunt kite giveaway, face painting and egg scramble.

A concession stand will sell hot dogs, chips, soda, snowcones, ice cream and popcorn. For information, call 842-7000.

Native Plant Society sponsors nature walk

The Florida Native Plant Society is sponsoring a guided nature walk Saturday through Gopher Tortoise Habitat at the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park in New Port Richey.

The free guided tours are scheduled at 9 and again at 10:30 a.m. by experts from the Plant Society and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Tours are by registration only, call (866) 356-2848. Space is limited making reservations necessary.

Semi-annual bazaar scheduled for Saturday

The Social Club of the Suncoast Gateway Mobile Village, 6010 Ridge Road, Port Richey is holding a semi-annual bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its clubhouse. Furniture, crafts, household items, clothing and baked goods will be sold. A quilt and a food basket will be special prizes. For information, call 844-3539 or 842-5818.

Easter photos with pets offered

Pet Aid Service Society is scheduling photos with pets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday through April 14 at the Pass It On Thrift Store, 9458 U.S. 19, Port Richey. A Mary Kay representative will be available for makeovers for Glamour Shots with or without a pet. Appointments are advised; however, walk-ins will be accepted. All profits benefit animals. For information, call 817-1812.

Unity Women plan party for Saturday

The Women of Unity at Unity Church, 5844 Pinehill Road, Port Richey are sponsoring a luncheon and fashion show at noon Saturday in the Family Room of the church.

Fashions are from Denise's Clothes Closet.

Cost for the affair is $10. Tickets are available at the church office. For information, call 848-7702.

Baby sign language topic of workshop

The Pasco Association of Child Care Management is sponsoring a workshop on "Baby Signing" Saturday at Miss Betty's Childcare and Pre-School, 6926 Ridge Road, Port Richey.

Registration is set at 8:30 a.m. with the class meeting from 9 to 11 a.m.

Participants will learn appropriate signs to use with young children and research findings. Sign language gives toddlers early access to language and is considered a natural bridge to verbal communication. For fees and information, call 841-7898 or 884-5811.

Children's Festival planned Saturday

The Hicks Road Community Initiative is hosting a second, annual Celebration of Life Children's Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park, Hudson.

More than 30 organizations will distribute information about their programs and activities.

Thunderbug from the Tampa Bay Lightning will make a guest appearance. There will be a kick-boxing demonstration, clogging, a puppet show, balloon sculptures, clowns and face painting.

Pancakes on menu for Saturday breakfasts

Holiday United Church of Christ Men's Fellowship will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:45 to 11 a.m. Saturday in Leek Hall, 4826 Bartelt Road, Holiday. Cost is $2 for a breakfast of blueberry or buttermilk pancakes, sausage, applesauce and a beverage. The blueberries come from a Florida farm that does not spray with chemicals. Russell Allen is breakfast chairman.

The Colonial Hills Civic Association will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at its clubhouse, 3852 Prime Place, New Port Richey. Scrambled eggs, sausage, applesauce, unlimited pancakes and coffee will cost $2. There is no charge for children 5 and younger when accompanied by a paying adult.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7987 will serve a Navy breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the post home, 7445 Chester McKay Drive, New Port Richey. Breakfast features eggs, any style including omelets; pancakes, creamed chipped beef on toast, creamed hamburger; sausage gravy and biscuits; grits, home fries, navy beans, bacon, ham, sausage and toast. Cost is $3. For information, call 376-3502. Shalimar Village Association will serve a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at its clubhouse, 6529 Stone Road, Port Richey. Orange juice and sausage with unlimited pancakes and coffee will cost $1.75. For information, call 842-7826.

New ovarian cancer group meets today

A new support group for ovarian cancer survivors will be held at noon today at 3711 Corsair Court, New Port Richey. For information, call Sherri at (727) 846-0869.

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