Come to the Pallbearers Ball
Sun City Center Funeral Home will host a Halloween costume party from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at 1851 Rickenbacher Drive, Sun City Center. The event will include a 50/50 drawing, DJ, draft beer, food and wine. Prizes will be awarded for Best Couple, Most Original Costume, Most Creative Costume and Most Comical Costume. Proceeds will benefit the Lord’s Lighthouse Ministry Food Pantry in Ruskin. Tickets are $10. For information, call (813) 634-9900.
Honor veterans, join the parade
Ruskin Memorial VFW Post 6287 will host its annual Veterans Day Parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, along U.S. 41 through Ruskin.
All youth organizations, civic and community groups, fraternities, krewes and businesses are invited to participate in this patriotic celebration of those who have served or are serving in the military.
The parade is free to participants and spectators alike.
The post will host an after-parade party at 5120 U.S. 41 N., which will include family fun, music, food and an awards presentation ceremony.
Any organization or business interested in showing their patriotic spirit by participating in the parade should call (813) 645-2935 or (813) 645-3410 or email email@example.com. Further information and entry forms are also available at www.vfwpost6287.com.
Kiwanis Club inducts new leader, starts new service year
The Kiwanis Club of Sun City Center recently held its annual Officers Induction Dinner at Club Renaissance, Sun City Center. Chuck Wirick was retired as last year’s president and Tony Petree was installed in the role for the next two years. Others inductees were Karen Fredricks, vice president; Denny Groves, secretary; Glen Kubiac, treasurer and Helen Halm, assistant treasurer. Marie Notarfrancesco, Connie Lesko and Marvin Peterson were inducted as board members.
Dr. Earl Lennard, former Hillsborough County School Superintendent and current Supervisor of Elections and the guest speaker, commended the Kiwanis Club for its various Service Leadership programs involving 16 South Shore schools.
Wirick received the club’s Walter Zeller Fellowship for his excellent leadership of our Club over the past two years, which is given when donations are made to the International Kiwanis Club’s worldwide Project Eliminate to end maternal/neo-natal tetanus in third world countries.
Last year the Kiwanis Club celebrated more than 100 students in its K-Kids Clubs and more than 5,000 Terrific Kids in South Shore elementary schools; 23 students in the Builder’s Club at Eisenhower Middle School and 27 students in Key Club at Lennard High School. The Kiwanis Club also conducted over 500 blood pressure checks at the Sun City Center Atrium and raised over $10,000, which was applied to the Service Leadership programs and donated to other nonprofit organizations in southern Hillsborough County. If you would like to become involved, call or e-mail (813) 641-6770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good news, fruit cake fans
The Sun City Center Lions Club is hosting its annual Claxton fruit cake sale now through whenever supplies run out. The cost this year is $5 for a one-pound cake.
They can be purchased at Boggs Jewelry, Cadence Bank or from any local Lions Club member. Delivery is available for folks who can’t get out to pick up their purchase. For more information, call Terry McGovern at (813) 633-4202, Gloria Deiss at (813) 634-1978, Dave Reagor at (813) 634-3465 or Steve Shrago at (813) 938-5825.
The Lions Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Sandpiper Grille, 1702 Pebble Beach Blvd. S., except for December. Lunch is at 11 a.m.; the meeting begins promptly at noon. For more information call Reagor at (813) 634-3465.
Veterans Day ceremony scheduled
On Monday, Nov. 11, Sun City Center will observe Veterans Day with a ceremony at Community Hall, 1910 Pebble Beach Blvd. S. The event is being sponsored by combined military veterans groups in Sun City Center in recognition of the community’s many veterans. The program starts at 10 a.m. but it’s suggested all guests be seated by 9:45. Coffee and cookies will be provided. The public is invited.
Steve Otto, columnist for the The Tampa Tribune, will speak.
The program will also include a musical prelude and tribute by Fletcher Organ Studios; a musical interlude and veterans service tribute by the Trinity Singers directed by the Rev. James Feist; and the East Bay High School JROTC Color Guard.
This ceremony is complemented by the efforts of the Sun City Center Patriots Club. Through its fundraising efforts, it has insured that flags will continue to fly along State Road 674 during this special period of recognition to area veterans and active military personnel.
For additional information, call (813) 634-7777.
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