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Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017

South Shore Community News

Woman’s club gives thanks

The Apollo Beach Woman’s Club extends thanks to the Apollo Beach community for its support at the club’s recent holiday bake sale, which this year raised over $1,900.

All profits benefit the scholarship fund, which supports graduating high school students in Apollo Beach who have excelled academically and need help meeting tuition costs at two- and four-year colleges and universities in the state.

Membership in ABWC is open to all women in Apollo Beach and surrounding communities. For information, call Judy Peck at (813) 746-1072.

Car club assists area kids

A record turnout at the Roamin’ Oldies annual holiday benefit show meant an abundance of gifts and toys for families in the South Shore area who need a hand on the holidays.

Mick and Barbara Wright’s 1934 Ford street rod was voted top choice among more than 130 collectible vehicles at the show. Both Wrights enjoy driving their thoroughly modernized Model 40 Tudor. In addition to its 350-cubic-inch, Chevrolet engine and automatic transmission, the car is equipped with power brakes, windows and door locks, and air conditioning.

The Roamin’ Oldies host a cruise-in from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza on U.S. 41 North, with a rain date the following Thursday.

About 100 area antique and collectible cars often take part, accompanied by classic oldies music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompson’s Auto Parts and Sun City Center Funeral Home.

For information, call (813) 842-1511.

Call to artists

The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce is inviting area artists to enter a competition for its 22nd Annual Manatee Festival of the Arts logo and T-shirt. Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to submit their original designs to the chamber no later than Jan. 4.

The winner will be notified on or before Jan. 12 and receive a $100 cash prize, publicity and a complimentary booth space at the festival March 8-9.

Judges will select the winning design based on artistic merit. There are no guidelines for the subject matter of the image other than that it must be two dimensional and an original work of art created by the artist within the last three years. Digital image reproduction must be submitted no less than 180 DPI and no less than 1,200 pixels one way.

The winner will be required to submit a higher resolution image for print.

For more information, contact the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce at (813) 645.1366 or (813) 645-3808.

Don’t get scammed

A scammer demanding a prepaid debit card continues to call Tampa Electric customers demanding payment and threatening disconnection. In the past three months, nearly 150 customers have heard from this caller.

Tampa Electric advises everyone to be wary of anyone demanding payment over the phone.

The company never calls to ask for credit card or debit card numbers. If you are uncertain about an individual’s association with Tampa Electric, please contact the company for verification at (813) 223-0800.

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