by Sandy Fahy
A tip of the hat to Gary Costa, City of Clearwater's "Employee of the Month" for August ... Some 80 volunteers and donors were recognized at the recent Pinellas 4-H "Go Green" celebration dinner. Volunteers who received special honors for their dedication were Lisa McBride, "Leader of the Year"; Liz Piquet, "Volunteer of the Year"; Rosa Freed, "4-H Ambassador" Award; Elizabeth Nelson, YMCA of the Suncoast, "Outstanding 4-H Partnership" Award; and Gina Hunter, "Getting Things Going" Award. This year's "Head, Heart, Hands, Health and Spirit" Awards went to Erhan Ozey (Head); Michelle Schwartz (Heart); Betty and Joe Kadjeski (Hands); Sandy Zappini (Health); and Kathleen Wheeler (Spirit). Kudos to all! ... "Happy Anniversary" wishes are in order for Henry and Jane Skwirut (Aug. 15), Bob and Nancy Sawyer, Ed and Betty Shamas (Aug. 16), Joseph and Hilary Sosa (Aug. 20) ... Belated anniversary congrats go to George and Elizabeth Wilsey (Aug. 13); Bob and Patsy Schneider, Ed and Marnie Long (Aug. 12), Richard and Winifred Wright (Aug. 10); Chris and Alicia Sorenson (Aug. 2) ... Did you know tdoay is Marjorie Donnelly's birthday? Walter DellaPenna, Betty Dethmers, Barbara Wright, Rebecca Shannon and Dick Burkhart are among those who share her August 14 birthdate ... Hope you remembered the birthdays of Father Frank Chilton, Pauline Monize, Ron Rymers and Emma Brown earlier this week ... Bring out the cake and ice cream tomorrow for Maria Coward, Rosalie Bergman, Maria Santa, Roseanne Blass, Michael Pate, Susan Hall and Natasha Burman ... The birthdays of Ellie Holmes, Shannon Spear, Vic Spoto, Rebecca Houghton, Joann Ferra, Emory Hammett, Jarrod Mattheus, Bill Curtis and Norma Mace are coming up on Saturday ... Betty Ferris, Jean Bereznoff, Barbara Fryer, Ryan Kelley, Martha Bobwich, Lauren Brady, Madeline Fitzpatrick and Will Dillahey are among those turning a year older on Sunday ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" on Monday to Jackie Ormerod, Mackenzie Chance, Salena Hawks, Kristine Tracey, Marguerite Simpson, Steven Heidt, Marilyn Foster, Ruth Denniston, John Thorne and Gary Patterson ... Martha Ginn, June Parliment, Michael Negley, Peter Makres, Jim Gibbs, Evelyn Ranuro and Arthur Goodale will be celebrating their special day on Tuesday ... Wednesday brings the 20th day of the month and the birthdays of Susan Daniels, Catherine Riggs, Betsy Sanderson, Karen Ezra, Kelly Frazer, Vonnie Bennett, Rita Spillers, Elizabeth Berdeski and Betty Leiby ... A belated "Happy Birthday" to Mike Mayo, Carley Riggs, Bonita Cobb, Connie Taylor, Hazel Greeby, Betsy Pheil, Gladys Skillman, Patricia Berry, Margaret DeGiro, Ryan Witko, Bruce Dewey, Rita Petrino and Fred Timms ... Bonnie Mann says driving an automobile would be a much greater pleasure if each motorist would use his head as much as he uses his horn ... Have a great week, everyone.