by Sandy Fahy
The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs State Convention 2009 took place recently in Daytona Beach. Among those attending were Belen Brown, Hilda Stinnett, Greselda Nunez and Alice Jarvis of the Clearwater Garden Club ... A tip of the hat to fourth graders Michelle Burklund, Shannon Drizin, Nathanial Hall and Tommy Richards of Plumb Elementary on taking second place in the recent Pinellas County Math Meet ... Congratulations and best wishes to the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries: Jeff and Casie Colamarino, Michael and Liz Wright (May 21); Steve and Cathy Lasky (May 22) ... Belated anniversary congrats go to Dick and Vicki Burkhart (May 13) and Dave and Beth Burton (May 6) ... Did you know today is Pat Fernandez' birthday? Sherry Huff, Janet Ward, Henrietta Hawkins, Mary Anthony, Hank Webb and Richard Dixon are among those who share her May 21 birthdate ... Hope you remembered the birthdays of Anita Davis and Bob Liberty yesterday and those of Taylor Mortti and John Inglis earlier this week ... Bring out the cake and ice cream tomorrow for Robin Caringer and Kathleen Beard ... Saturday brings the birthdays of Sandy Pollick, Anne Doyle-Jones, Jim Budd, Whitney Peterson, Donald Skinner and Betsey Kraengel ... Among those turning a year older on Sunday are Emily Chapman, Joan White, Susan Lemire, Judy Bennett, Cory McNamee, Harry Sauers, Kathi Caste and Mark Quinn ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" on Monday to Cathy Brown, Carlyn Bell, Sondra McCracken and Estelle Walters ... Jessica Manley, Thomas Fisher, Hazel Hough, Julie Smith and Betty Lloyd will be celebrating their special day on Tuesday ... Coming up on Wednesday are the birthdays of Debbie Lombardo, Patricia McNamee, Doris Carpenter, Anna Costello, Brad Weller, Tim Holly and Lindsay Prince ... A little bird told us Desiree Metzger, Will Hollingsworth, Marsha Mullett, Katie Painter, Bill Harvard, Robert Rose, Becky Massey, Maria Marley, Tamara Mortti, Steve Lasky, David Anderson and Barbie Taylor recently had birthdays ... According to Dottie Dennis, actress Meryl Streep was a cheerleader and homecoming queen in high school ... Have a good week, everyone.