Casino night will support Sunrise of Pasco

Sunrise of Pasco, Domestic & Sexual Violence Center will present a Casino Night on April 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at 4G Ranch, 22501 State Road 52 in Land O’ Lakes. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go directly to benefit participants of Sunrise of Pasco. The event will include a bourbon bar, appetizers, cigars, an open bar, blackjack, roulette, craps, bingo and slot … [Read more...]

Girl Scouts rejuvenate Karina’s Garden

Step into the garden behind the administrative offices of Sunrise of Pasco, in Dade City, and you’ll find a place where flowers, plants, butterflies and statuary offer a place of repose and refreshment. You’ve arrived at Karina’s Garden. The garden initially was established in 2008 to honor Karina Abdul, a former shelter director for Sunrise of Pasco who died unexpectedly at the age of … [Read more...]

These kids want to help out

None of these kids are old enough to go out and get a job. They also have trouble finding places where they can volunteer. So, they formed the “Helping Hands Club” to do something about that. Twelve-year-old Caileigh Brown, a sixth-grader at Rushe Middle School, came up with the idea. Other members of the club are 11-year-old Isabella Steady, a sixth-grader at Rushe; 11-year-old … [Read more...]

New commission on women forms in Pasco

Two years ago Pasco County Chairwoman Kathryn Starkey and attorney Michele Hintson met by chance at a symposium on empowering women in politics and leadership. They were the only two women at WeWill Tampa Bay from Pasco, but quickly bonded around a singular goal: To form a Commission on the Status of Women. Hintson joined county staff members on Aug. 23 in presenting a plan to launch the … [Read more...]

Junior Woman’s Club hosting unique bingo fundraiser

Local woman's club groups always have found interesting ways to raise money for projects in the past, but the GFWC Pasco Junior Woman's Club may have discovered the most fascinating way yet. The organization is readying for its summer fundraiser as part of "Drag Queen Bingo" night at Hamburger Mary's in Ybor City on July 29. The restaurant chain is popular for its bingo games, designed to be … [Read more...]

Showering others with kindness

Every year, like clockwork, members of the Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club throw a luncheon and shower to benefit women and children living in two area domestic violence shelters. Club members come to the event bearing clothing and other gifts to give to the shelter residents. They tend to be practical items, such as diapers, children’s toys, children’s clothing and personal hygiene … [Read more...]