by Sandy Fahy
PICNIC IN THE PARK: (seated l-r) Gail Ruggie, Katherine Martin, Ben Martin, Tucker Martin, Tori Martin, (standing l-r) Allen Martin, Bill Ruggie, Pauline Martin and Teddy Martin were caught on camera at Heritage Village in Largo on a recent Saturday morning. The Ruggies, who reside in Clearwater, hosted the outing for their friends, the Martins, who were visiting from Central Pennsylvania. By the way, Ben Martin turned 8 earlier this week. March 22 was his day to celebrate. Hope you had the best birthday ever, Ben!
Congratulations to the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries: Tom and Virginia Brew (March 26); Dave and Pamela Becker (March 28) ... Belated anniversary congrats go to Richard and Andrea Salustri, whose special day was March 13 ... Did you know today is Norris Smith's birthday? Jessica Dall, Thelma Lipp, Marge Simon, Patricia Richardson, Elizabeth Garnett, Kimberly Thornburg, Shelby Whiteaker, George Fox and James Anderson are among those who share his March 26 birthdate ... Kim Miller, Wendy Thomas, Frances Lee, Ruth Putnam, Janet Simon, Jim Potter, Brian Sharpe, Joe Myers, Brian Patterson, Norman Moffitt, Bernice Lazar, Diane Miller and Jim Harrison will turn a year older tomorrow ... Bring out the party hats on Saturday for Carolann Miller, Gina Putt, Rita Long, Robert Polanis, Barbara Kirk, Helen DellaPenna, Lynn Webb and George Meyers ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" on Sunday to Jack Peck, Julie Wood, Beth Barnes, Ruth Smith, Kim Chance, Chris Ehmig, Patty Adams, Jean Herbert, Aidan Shuler and Steven Fuller ... Be sure to wish Grace Slinn, Denise Woods, Donna Harper, Bill Hemme, Tina Bacon, Gail Maguire, Craig Joy, Lauren Dunkle, Reese Carr, Bob Schutte, Michael Amidei and Bruce Clark all the best on their special day, which is Monday ... The birthdays of Kristen Casey, Audrey Petersen, Adam Berry, Helen Merritt, Elinor Fox, Ron Sinclair and Andrew Hart are coming up on Tuesday ... Wednesday brings the first day of April and the birthdays of Kristyn Wadsworth, Krista Pincince and Helen Fisk ... Just heard Heather Elder, Philip Elder, Cameron Ehmig, Constance Dugan, Margaret Lorente, Harry Greene, Dorothy Shockley, Joseph Maguire, Ingrid Arthur, Ruth LaFrance, Sarah Pepi and Ron Pepi had birthdays earlier this month ... Reader Shirley B. points out if you reverse the letters in "stressed", you get "desserts" ... Have a good week, everyone.