2017 Field of Honor – 212 sponsored flags – a huge success!

For the entire month of November the Field of Honor was displayed in front of Seminole City Hall. . The Seminole Kiwanis Breakfast Club partnered with the City for this third annual salute to those who have and are serving our Country. What great community patriotism.

It was definitely more exhilarating putting up the flags…but on December 2, they all came down in a very organized and methodical manner. The Mayors Bagel and Coffee stand really hit the spot!

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Free! Community Christmas Holiday Lane, PEMHS Mental Health, December 2017




Attention social services organizations, churches and civic clubs who may be interested in referring Pinellas under-served families to Holiday Lane (Largo area, North of Ulmerton) , or refer families directly who may be tight on money this month know about this free shopping opportunity!  Everyone deserves a Merry Christmas! 

Holiday Lane is open the entire month of December for Shoppers!

All kinds of items – new and gently used – Christmas gifts, notions, home/kitchen items, clothes, shoes, toys, food, etc. No charge, no red-tape.

If interested in referring and need more info, please call Courtney Covington,  PEMHS Mental Health, Coordinator of Family & Community Services. She is in the picture below with the clothes in the background.  727-362-4289

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Pinellas County Sheriff’s Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter, 11-30-2017

This year’s “Sock it to the Mayor” sock drive was hugely successful with 600 pairs of socks donated by generous citizens of Seminole. Socks have been given to Operation: Military Matters, for The Troops; to PEMHS Mental Health; Seminole Interfaith Food Pantry, and today I dropped off 100 pairs to the Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter.

Two pictures: #1 -The entrance to Safe Harbor off of 49th Street in Largo; and #2-  Jewel Murphy, Social Worker at Pinellas Safe Harbor gladly accepting the socks! I have known Jewell for 7 years, ever since I started bringing my USFSP and Eckerd College local government classes there on a class field trips.

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The Annual City Hall Invasion of the 4th Graders, 10-20-2017

Approximately sixty 4th graders, 3 classes, from the Indian Rocks Christian School took over the City Council Chamber on Friday, October 20, 2017!  “Good Morning, Mayor,” Firefighter demonstration, Mock Council Meeting was conducted, group picture, Deputy visit, a c o o l fire engine and much more filled a 2-hour event! Great group of students, inquisitive and polite  -  thanks to Teacher Michelle DiFrancisco, and other teachers and parents!  2017Mayor Waters greeting 4th graders at City Hall, 10-20-2017Bunker gear on.4th Graders, IRCC, Group picture, 10-20-2017

“Million Letters Campaign,” Seminole Historical Museum, 7:00 pm, 11-16 – 2017

The “Million Letters Campaign” is an initiative sponsored by Chapman University.

Guest Speaker, Historian, Andrew Carroll to seek out and preserve at least one million war-related correspondences from every conflict in U.S. history, from handwritten missives penned during the American Revolution to emails sent from Iraq and Afghanistan.  

Seminole Historical Museum, City Park, 7464 Ridge Rd   

Free; contributions appreciated.

www. seminolehistoricalsociety.org


2017 Field of Honor, In Honor For Those Who Served.

This Field of Honor is something to behold! In front of Seminole City Hall; Partnership of  The City & Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole.For the entire month of November. 210 American Flag flying in honor of those who have served our country. I sponsored one for my father, Bill Sampson, WWII, Navy; & one for Al Waters,Viet Nam, Army. Happy Veterans Day 2017. God Bless America!

Field of Honor, 3rd annual, Nov. 2017

Seminole Waterfront Park Phase 1 – Kayak Canoe Launch, 11-4-2017

It has been five years in the planning and executing, and finally Saturday, November 4, 2017, we had a Ribbon Cutting of Phase #1 of the Seminole Waterfront Park, Inaugural Kayak Canoe Launch! What a sparkling Saturday in Seminole. Pictured below – Becky Gunter, Recreation Director & Board, Seminole City Council, Recreation Board and City Manager Deal. Surf’s-Up on the Bayou!

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2017 Field of Honor Ceremony @ Seminole City Hall, 11-2-2017

Our third annual Field of Honor, with 210 American Flags will be displayed the entire month of November in front of Seminole City Hall. It is a breathtaking and patriotic sight to behold.  The City and the Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole have partnered on this initiative again this year. Each flag is sponsored for “someone who has served our great country.”

Seminole Honor Guard opened the proceedings; Keynote Speaker – Col. Eero R. Keravuori, US Army, CENTCOM, MacDill AFB; Opening Comments, State Representative Larry Ahern, USAF; Invocation, Captain Stanley Beach, Navy; Kiwanian Loren C. Price, US Army, led  the Pledge of Allegiance.   God Bless America!

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Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Fundraiser, October 2017

Mayor Leslie Waters and the Seminole Jr. Women’s Club partnered for a Pancake Breakfast held at the new Seminole Applebee’s to raise money for the Guardian ad Litem of Pinellas County. We raised a   c o o l   $700. This money will go toward necessities for children in foster care. Club members served and cleared tables. The Mayor was the official greater. Then Kathi Mackenstein, President of the Seminole Jr. Women’s Club, and I, met with Amy Foster, Executive Director of the GAL Foundation/and St. Petersburg City Councilman, for the check presentation! Amy was pleased! Thanks for your support of the Guardian ad Litem (GAL)!

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