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By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published December 6, 2000

Pearl Harbor survivors to observe anniversary

The Suncoast Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association will observe the 59th anniversary of the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.

The observation will be held at noon Thursday at the Holiday Isles Elks Lodge 1912, 14111 E Parsley Drive, Madeira Beach.

Keynote speaker will be Stanley Azevedo, Pearl Harbor survivor.

The Pinellas Veterans Liaison Council honor guard will participate in the program, which also will include the casting of a ceremonial wreath, bagpipes, a firing salute and taps. For information, call 392-7385.

Black History Pageant to be held Saturday

The Black History Pageant Committee of Bethel Community Baptist Church will hold its second annual luncheon and African fashion show, "A Family Reunion: African Americans Thriving in Faith and Unity," at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, 6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane S, St. Petersburg.

Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased in advance. Proceeds will benefit February's pageant by providing scholarships to graduating seniors and props and costumes for the show.

For tickets or information, call 327-9869 or 822-7674.

Concert to mark singing group's 20th anniversary

The Alumni Singers of St. Petersburg will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a free Christmas concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Community Church, 1045 16th St. S. The group's nucleus were original members of the acclaimed St. Cecelia Chorus of Gibbs High School, who formed the Alumni Singers after getting together for the 50th anniversary celebration of Gibbs in 1980.

Over the years, the group has expanded to include singers from other high schools and colleges. They now number more than 30 men and women, led by Robert Anders, and have performed with and for many organizations including the Florida Orchestra and the Bethune-Cookman College Music Festival.

For information about Sunday's concert or about engagement scheduling, call Anders at 867-9445 or Carolyn Hobbs at 323-7004.

Neighborhood group plans meeting, Christmas party

Lakewood Terrace Neighborhood Association has moved its December meeting to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Lake Maggiore Baptist Church, 4100 Dr. M.L. King (Ninth) St. S. The association has scheduled its Christmas party for 8 p.m. Friday at the Coquina Key Clubhouse North, 3850 Pompano Drive SE.

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