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"Florida's Best Crossing Guard Program" awards Hillsborough County

"Florida's Best Crossing Guard Program" awards Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County, Florida-- Parents in Hillsborough County can rest easy knowing their children's crossing guards are hard at work day in, and day out. 

According to a recent release,the Florida Department of Transportation presented the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office with an award for the "Florida's Best Crossing Guard Program" Friday morning. 

Relay for Life Fundraiser Wine Dinner

Relay for Life Fundraiser Wine Dinner

Lithia, Florida -- The Relay for Life fundrasing wine dinner is scheduled to take place at The Park Square Cellar on Thursday, March 7, from 7 - 10 p.m.

For $100 a person, guests will enjoy a three-course Chef's dinner paired with three boutique wines. Price also includes donation, gratuity, and wine paring.

Riverview Annual Plant & Rummage Sale

Riverview Annual Plant & Rummage Sale

Riverview, Florida -- The Riverview Garden Club is holding its annual Plant & Rummage Sale on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., giving locals good deals and a chance to help raise money for charity at the same time.

Organizers say you can buy great plants at half the price.

The event is being held at the Riverview Civic Center at 11020 Park Drive in Riverview. Organizers use the sale to raise scholarship and charity money.  Admission and parking is free.   

Westchase Elementary jumps ropes for heart

Westchase Elementary jumps ropes for heart

Tampa, Florida -- Westchase Elementary students are jumping rope for heart, raising money for the American Heart Association.

Students who raise at least $100 will become members of the "Tape Em to the Wall Club", which means they'll be able to tape two teachers to the bulletin board in the cafeteria! The student will also enjoy the benefits of fighting heart disease and earn recognition on the physical education bulletin board in the cafeteria.

The deadline to raise money is Friday, February 15th, the day the school will jump rope for heart.

 

High Tea for Hope Fundraiser

High Tea for Hope Fundraiser

Lithia, Florida -- Ibis Park Parnters, LLC is hosting a 2nd annual High Tea for Hope fundraiser for Relay for Life FishHawk team on Friday, March 1.

It will be held at 5:30 p.m., at the Tea Cup Tea Room at 1107 Lithia Pinecrest Road.

Dinner sandwiches and sides will be included and there will be a 50/50 raffle as well as a silent auction.

Tickets for the event cost $35 and are available by calling Mary Kennedy at (813) 376-0013.

Tampa Prep Terrapins make a difference in Wimauma

Tampa Prep Terrapins make a difference in Wimauma

 

Wimauma, Florida – Two busloads of tenth-graders from Tampa Preparatory School unleashed a morning of good cheer Monday that flattered and entertained more than 200 young children in Wimauma.

The students’ visit to RCMA’s Wimauma Academy and Bethel Migrant Head Start Center was part of Terrapin Day, an annual day of community service staged by students at Tampa Prep. This was the fourth year they have visited the Wimauma sites, which cater to the rural poor.

Black Heritage Banquet

Black Heritage Banquet

Plant City, Florida -- Plant City Black Heritage Celebration Inc. & Hillsborough Community College African American Student Union invite you to their Black Heritage Banquet Friday, Feb. 8.

The 10th annual event promises to be an inspiring evening. This year's theme is "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants."

The keynote speaker is Machelle Maner, Vice President of community development with Wells Fargo.

I have the honor of being the Mistress of Ceremonies for the event.