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Keswick school will hold rally

By Times staff writers

© St. Petersburg Times, published May 4, 2000

SEMINOLE -- Keswick Christian School will observe a National Day of Prayer during Bible classes Thursday. Also, the school will host a rally for families and friends of the school at 6:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

The program will include a student talent participation, a multimedia presentation and a discussion of the future of education at Keswick Christian School, 10101 54th Ave. N, Seminole.

Headmaster Shirley Owen said the school "is focusing on the technological training necessary to prepare students for the world tomorrow." Keswickwas established in 1953 and has more than 700 students in pre-school through 12th grade. It is in the midst of a major capital campaign to underwrite the cost of refurbishing and rebuilding the campus. A new technology building tops the list of projects. For more information on the rally or the school, call 393-9100.

Enviro-Fair in Largo

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day, families can visit earth-friendly businesses and agencies, learn about bird watching, water conversation, Florida Friendly landscapes, nature photography, native Florida animals and other environmental issues

Entertainment will be provided by Rosewood Station, Old Time Friends, Terri & Terry and others. Families can bring a picnic lunch or purchase food from several vendors in the park.

Children will be invited to help paint an enviro-mural and work on other nature crafts. Also, they and their parents can meet a number of Pinellas County's environmental personalities such as Boris, the county's favorite Earth-a-saurus and his little sister, Doris, Louie the Live Oak and M. Phibian, the county's newest environmental mascot.

Admission is free. Mulch, trees and paint will be given away, and door prizes will be awarded. Largo Park and Cultural Center are located on East Bay Drive between Missouri and Highland Avenues. For additional information, call 464-4600.

Arbor Day in Clearwater

A representative from the Florida Division of Forestry will discuss the importance of trees in an area's ecosystem and will present the city of Clearwater with a ceremonial Tree City USA flag for its participation in the program

Tree City USA is a national program sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation and is administered in Florida by the Division of Forestry.

Another feature of Arbor Day will a tree giveaway, right after the 9 a.m. opening ceremony. Clearwater residents will be eligible to receive two free trees per household: either live oak, crape myrtle, south Florida slash pine, bald cypress, red maple, southern red cedar or winged elm. Each tree will be in a 3-gallon tub.

In order to receive the trees, residents must show proof they live in Clearwater by presenting a voter registration card, a Florida driver's license or a recent city utility bill. City staffers will be present to answer questions relating to the maintenance and watering of new trees. For additional information, call 562-4284.

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