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Sun City Center Community News

Published:   |   Updated: November 20, 2013 at 02:04 PM

Free Thanksgiving meals offered

Through the generosity of Beanie’s Family Sports Grill, United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will again be serving dinner on Thanksgiving Day at no charge. Beanie’s has been feeding South Shore residents on Thanksgiving Day for many years, and the United Methodist Church is one of the venues for the third year in a row.

Dinner will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m. at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. Everyone is welcome to attend but reservations are a must. Dinners are limited, so make your reservation early. Call the church office at (813) 634-2539 to secure your meal.

Food drive starts Nov. 29

The Sun City Center Security Patrol and Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce are combining efforts to host another community food drive. Nov. 29 through Dec. 20 residents are asked to drop off nonperishable food items at the following locations:

• Security patrol office, 1005 N. Pebble Beach Blvd., seven days a week

• Chamber of Commerce office, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza, weekdays only

• Allstate Insurance Co. office, 955 Del Webb Blvd. E., weekdays only

All donations will go to the food pantry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Wimauma. For further information, call the patrol at (813) 642-2020.

Help Operation Warm Heart

Around Christmas each year the Military Family Support Trust collects funds to donate to the 1st Sergeants Group at MacDilll Air Force Base. The money is used to purchase vouchers at the base commissary and PX, which are distributed to needy base personnel to use during the holidays. Anyone wishing to make a contribution can drop it off at the Military Family Support Trust office at Freedom Plaza, 1010 American Eagle Blvd., or call (813) 334-4675 by Dec. 5.

Patriots Club makes donation

Thanks to the generosity of those who attended the Veteran’s Day Ceremony at Sun City Center Community Hall, the Sun City Center Patriots Club was able to make a donation of $605 to the Wounded Warrior Rehabilitation Program at the James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital in Tampa.

New officers announced

At the recent South Shore Sons of the American Revolution luncheon meeting, which took place at Freedom Plaza, the following current officers were re-elected for 2014: Gordon Bassett, president; Bill Love, treasurer; Luke Lloyd, registrar. Newly nominated and elected were Charles Dean, secretary; Chuck Hawley, vice president; Al Tisdale, chaplain; Jim Pearson and Cliff Knox, governors/members at large for two-year terms; Chip Churchill and Don Gunn, one-year terms. Jack Bolen was reaffirmed as the Tampa chapter advisor/liaison to the South Shore chapter.

Appointed to chair committees were Luke Lloyd, awards; Chip Churchill, publicity; Don Gunn, JROTC; Jim Pearson, law enforcement; Chuck Hawley, Web master. All will be inducted at the group’s Dec. 7 luncheon.

The South Shore chapter serves the communities of Apollo Beach, Brandon, Ruskin, Riverview, Sun City Center, Gibsonton, Wimauma and Valrico. Activities include a variety of programs that promote patriotic, educational and historical interests resulting from the American Revolution.

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