by Sandi Fahy
Photo by SANDI FAHY PEOPLE AROUND TOWN: Meet Hannah Heimbigner, left, and Erika Choi, teen volunteers at the Humane Society of Pinellas. The two were caught on camera while helping out at the shelter's recent Holiday Bazaar.
A tip of the hat to Matthew Bryan, who recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Matthew is a member of Boy Scout Troop 468 ... Elmer Williams will serve as president of the Largo Area Historical Society in 2010. Other officers are Don Forehand, 1st vice president; Marilyn Short, 2nd vice president; Joan Huntley, recording secretary; and Martha Williams, corresponding secretary and treasurer ... Congratulations and best wishes to newlyweds Robert and Rebecca Allen ... Congratulations are also in order for the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries in the coming week: James and Tahlea Brady (Dec. 19); Chuck and Sandy Pollick (Dec. 21); Marvin and Lee Moore (Dec. 23). Belated anniversary congrats go to Mike and Cindy Constantinou, who recently celebrated 14 years of marriage, and Gene and Holly Haines, whose special day was December 4 ... Did you know Gloria Helms, Lois Young, Frances Lever, Diane May, Thelma Powell, Krista Ryder, Keeley Lapham, Gladys Spillett, Ruth Kutnic, Catina Gordon and Roger Garrett turn a year older today, December 17? ... Hope you remembered the birthdays of Patricia Buol and Charles Gaudreau yesterday and those of Claudia Moore and Karin Martin earlier this week ... Bring out the cake and ice cream tomorrow for Emma Heycock, Suzann Weaver, Lisa Platis, MaryJo Shobe and David Andrews ... The birthdays of Ann Crawford, Barbara Mannix, Garie Glaze, Marcia Allen, Kathleen Johansen and Betsi Knapp are coming up on Saturday ... What do Lydia Dugan, Greg Legas, Pat Duffy, Lori Townsend, Elizabeth Broker, Bill Casady, Brent Harrison and Kimberly Nail have in common? All were born on December 20 ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" on Monday to Danielle Carter, Jennifer Elkins, Rebecca Blair, Berle Garris, Mallory Richardson and Kit Johnston ... You still have time to get cards in the mail by Tuesday to Marion Ulrich, Marlene Hyland, Jeanne Pitman, Ivy Gibson, Charles Plummer, Alex Compton and Alexander Keeran ... Wednesday brings the 23rd day of the month and the birthdays of Katie Martin, Jean Curtis, Amy Deulin, Joanna Gaudreau, Gail McCoy and Edwin Smith ... A little bird told us that Ginger Andren, Bette McCarthy, Susan Haley, Carl Haley, Diane Hosman, Susan Harrison, Lisa Fava, Charles McAllister, Marcia Martin, Martha Carland, Addie Lou Gilchrist, Kerry Giordano, Barbara Giraldi and Eric Houghton recently had birthdays ... Friends of Betty Jean Johnson want her to know they are thinking of her and wishing her all the best ... Bea Morgan says the best Christmas gift of all is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up with each other. Enjoy the holidays, everyone!