by Sandy Fahy
PEOPLE AROUND TOWN: Meet Barbara Ballew, left, and Josephine Roche. Both are volunteers at the Friends of the Largo Library Book Store.
Did you know April is National Volunteer Month? Hats off to all the volunteers in the various communities throughout the county. Kudos to Milagros Rodriguez, City of Clearwater's "Volunteer of the Quarter" for January-March, 2008, and the students and faculty from Clearwater Central Catholic High School who earned the city's "Service Group of the Quarter" award for their cleanup service project along the Memorial Causeway ... Applause, please, for Gerry Boyer, who made a hole-in-one on the 5th hole of the East Course at Belleair Country Club not long ago ... Victoria Yore was elected president of the new 4-H club, Ballroom Bicycle Brigade (BBB). Other officers are Adison Julian, vice president; John Row, secretary; Heather Moore, treasurer; Aleyah Webb, reporter; and Lindsay Nobles, historian ... Congratulations to the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries: Dan and Gloria Smith, Matthew and Diane Young, Terry and Indra Eldridge (April 28); Gerald and Linda Parks, 8th (April 29) ... Belated congrats are in order for Ray and Pat Smith, Craig and Barbara Emery and Chad and Sarah Hilker. A little bird told us it was the Smiths' 50th anniversary! We also heard it was anniversary #4 for Craig and Barbara ... It's birthday time once again for Jody Pollick Schwahn, Arielle Myers, Douglas Stima, Olive Roff, Ray Ward, William Braciak and Max Adams. All celebrate their special day today, April 24 ... Sandra Darnell, Betty Brown, Hazel Crown, Grace Habryl, Barbara Brown, Shirley Garrett, Kathlene Burlingame, Richard Payant, Harry Brown, Timothy McKenney, Wendy Littler and Ronnie Duncan are among those turning a year older tomorrow ... The birthdays of Phyllis Shannon, Chloe McFrederick, Patti Homburg, Richard Brown, Kinnear Smith, Troy Anderson, Jayne McDermott, Betty Caraballo and Ernest Boller are coming up on Saturday ... Bring out the cake and ice cream on Sunday for Michelle Albert, Jim Driscoll, Larry Carroll, Jean Gibbs, Bill Held and Sammy Slaughter ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" on Monday to Ashley Nielsen, Jean Halvorsen, Catherine Edinger, Violet Gordon, Marjorie Swatzell, Clare Flannigan, Robert Shobe, Andy Scheffer, Ela Nolan, Gwendolyn Huising, Bill Wilfert, Marilyn Sheriff, Holly Hindman, Walter Renton and Brian Aungst, Jr. ... Linda Fullerton, Nicole Saren, Sarah Kuhne and Carianne Cocker will be celebrating their special day on Tuesday ... What do Michelle Crook, Jean Borg, Harold Ward, Ivey Raymond, Don Chandler, Gary Bauler and Charles Campisi have in common? All were born on April 30 ... Just learned Illa Segar, Ken Anthony, Paul Gunter, Lise Brown, David Mason, Victor Celiberti and Joel Cocker had birthdays earlier this month ... It was Sir James M. Barrie who said, "Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves" ... Have a great week, everyone.