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Golf Tournament Benefits Campo YMCA

You are invited to participate in this year’s Campo Family YMCA Annual Golf Tournament, which will be held on Saturday, September 30 at Riverhills Country Club in Valrico.

All the proceeds from this golf tournament stay local and have a lasting impact on our neighbors in the community. The Tampa Metropolitan YMCA is a Four-Star Charity and is a 501(c)(3) organization. A portion of the sponsorship is tax-deductible and donors will receive a tax receipt for contributions.

For information, contact Kavita Marballi at 684-1371 Ext. 1606 or

Blue Mass To Be Held At Saint Stephen Catholic Church

A “Blue Mass” is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m. This mass is celebrated for the spiritual intentions of police, firefighters, EMS, state troopers and all other first responders.

The Blue Mass dates back to 1934 in Washington, DC. It is a common tradition in the northeast United States and has recently been extended throughout the rest of the country.

St. Stephen is located at 10118 Saint Stephen Circle in Riverview.

Family Promise Garage Sale Fundraiser

Family Promise will be holding a garage sale fundraiser hosted by Seffner Presbyterian Church to raise money to help homeless families. The garage sale will be held Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16 from 7 a.m.- 3 p.m. Please donate garage sale items the week preceding the sale at 1906 East Lenna Ave. in Seffner.

For information about Family Promise or garage sale donations, visit or email

Bay Life Church Scrapbooking For Missions

Bay Life Church announces its annual Fall Crop benefiting youth activities and mission trips. Bring your own supplies to work on your paper crafting projects in a well-lit and fun atmosphere. Your registration fee is tax deductible and includes dinner and dessert on Friday, continental breakfast, home cooked lunch, drinks and snacks all day, plus scrapbook/crop space, swap table, goody bags and door prizes on Saturday.

This year’s crop will be Friday, October 6 from 6:30–11 p.m. and/or Saturday, October 7 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Receive a discount by registering early by October 1. The cost is $25 for Friday night, $30 for Saturday, or $45 for both. Late registrations, late payments and walk-ins are welcome with registration fee of $30 for Friday night, $35 for Saturday or $55 for both, if space is available.

Registration is open. Sign up at Space is limited and not reserved until paid in full. Please email Patty Fuller at for more information.

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Michelle Colesanti
Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.