Gulfside Thrift Shoppes’ Memorial Day sale
Gulfside Regional Hospice is holding a special sale at its thrift shops on May 24. All regularly priced items will be 25 percent off.
Participating thrift shops in Central and East Pasco County are:
–Dade City Thrift Shoppe, 37925 Sky Ridge Circle
–Lutz Thrift Shoppe, 1930 US 41
–Zephyrhills Thrift Shoppe, 36524 SR 54
All proceeds from sales at these volunteer-staffed stores provide care for patients who have no insurance and support Gulfside Regional Hospice Houses.
Donations of gently used items are accepted daily during store hours. Pick up can be arranged for larger items and furniture by calling the store location nearest you.
Grand openings in Zephyrhills
Seamless Gutters, at 5018 Gall Blvd., had its grand opening celebration on May 4. Its ribbon cutting will be scheduled later. Next Door Diner, at 4917 Gall Blvd., had its grand opening on May 9.
RAMM Recycling celebrated first anniversary
RAMM Recycling, 9113 Wire Road in Zephyrhills, recently celebrated its first anniversary with a ribbon cutting and barbecue lunch.
Goodwill wedding galas on May 17 and May 18
Goodwill invites brides-to-be to wedding galas on May 17 and May 18, to help brides on a budget.
This year’s wedding galas will feature more than 200 new wedding gowns from local boutiques. Prices begin at $50 for gowns, some of which were originally priced at more than $3,500.
Doors will open at 6 a.m. on May 17 at the Goodwill Superstore in Oldsmar, 3929 Tampa Road, and again on May 18 at 6 a.m. at the Wesley Chapel Goodwill Superstore, SR 56, east of I-75.
Many of the gowns feature elaborate trains and beadwork and carry well-known wedding gown labels such as Casablanca, Dere Kiang and Private Collection. Gowns were donated by CC’s Boutique in St. Petersburg, Athena’s Bridal Boutique in Clearwater, Diana’s Bridal in Tampa and Olga’s Bridal & Boutique in Tampa.
Besides beautiful new bridal gowns, shoppers will find new bridesmaid dresses, new bridal shoes for $6.99 and wedding accessories.
Proceeds from the events will benefit Goodwill-Suncoast’s training programs in Tampa Bay, Lakeland and Ocala for people who have developmental disabilities.
Zephyrhills Scramble grows bigger
More players, sponsors and dollars were raised in this year’s Zephyrhills Scramble – sponsored for the eighth year in a row by the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Zephyrhills – Noon.
The tournament was May 3 at Silverado Golf & Country Club in Zephyrhills.
The event raised more than $19,000 for local youth and education programs, scholarships and service programs by both organizations.
“The chamber relies on the support we receive at fundraisers like the annual Scramble to make an impact and deliver programs and services to the community,” Vonnie Mikkelsen, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, said in a news release.
Sean Klotz, who is the Silverado golf pro, was the Rotary Club’s golf committee chair. Money raised will allow Rotary to help out many families in Zephyrhills through the Z-Kids program.
Ryland Homes’ Sandpiper model home at Watergrass earns distinction
Crown Communities Florida recently named Ryland Homes’ two-story Sandpiper model home at Watergrass, at 7627 Windchase Way in Wesley Chapel, as its “floor plan of the month for May.”
The Sandpiper model home at Watergrass comes in two distinctive elevations with four bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, a den, loft, eat-in kitchen and dining area, plus an optional fifth bedroom and full bath, in 2,297 square feet of living space with a two-car garage.
Priced from $204,990, the Sandpiper was designed to appeal to growing families and empty nesters.
Communication Concepts, Inc. moves into Odessa
Communication Concepts, Inc. (CCI), a technology company, has signed a lease on a 5,000 square foot building located in the West Pasco Industrial Park in Odessa.
CCI needed room to grow and chose Pasco County after evaluating several locations according to a news release from the Pasco Economic Development Council, Inc.
The company expansion is bringing 20 new jobs to Pasco County with an average annual wage of $48,000, approximately 150 percent of the Pasco County average annual wage, the PEDC release states.
CCI is a systems integrator, specializing in the design, configuration, maintenance and monitoring of intelligent video security systems, based on behavioral and imaging analytics.
The company qualified for $4,000 per job in local job creation incentives from Pasco County and is working with Career Central to develop a training program for young workers coming out of high school.