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Sun City Center Community News

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Squad announces featured volunteer

Rick Frabotta has been selected as the Sun City Center Emergency Squad’s Featured Volunteer of the Month. Born and raised in Elyria, Ohio, he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam war years. He graduated from the University of Dayton with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Frabotta and wife, Connie, moved to Sun City Center in 1999.

Since joining the squad almost 10 years ago, his duties have included team captain and assistant captain with Team 3 to EMR/driver. He has also served on a number of squad committees and its Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team.

Patrol names December volunteers

George and Melba Strawn and Carol and Dennis Reynolds have been named Volunteers of the Month for December by the Sun City Center Security Patrol.

The Strawns, who joined the patrol 18 years ago, are drivers on Team 16. The Reynolds, drivers on Team 2, joined the patrol nine years ago.

Club celebrates 45th anniversary

The Sun City Center Swingers Square Dance Club recently celebrated its 45th anniversary with a gala square dance with rounds and refreshments at Community Hall.

Past club presidents were honored; past and present callers and cuers were recognized; and door prizes donated by local businesses and club members were awarded. Area square dance clubs joining the celebration included the Bay-Area-Twirlers of Brandon, Ding-A-Lings of Riverview, Palace Promenaders of Arcadia and Temple Twirlers of Tampa.

Patrol receives foundation grant

The Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center recently awarded the SCC Security Patrol a grant for $2,733 to replace 15-year-old radios in its five patrol vehicles. The upgrade will provide stronger transmitting capabilities for the patrol’s drivers and dispatchers. The new radios will have a wider range of coverage, enhanced clarity and the capability for future GPS installation.

Volunteers needed at South Bay Hospital

South Bay Hospital is seeking volunteers for its American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center in the hospital lobby. Volunteers will provide visitors and caregivers with information about prevention and detection, treatment guidelines and support groups. They will also help visitors find resources to meet their needs, including wigs, prosthetics, camisoles and hats.

Hours are flexible, no experience is necessary and training will be provided.

If interested in volunteering or for additional information, call (813) 634-0187.

Send news of community interest to lkindle@tampatrib.com. Please include a contact’s name and phone number.

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