A $1,000 check is presented to Family Promise by the Tampa Bay Association of Environmental Professionals.

Family Promise Receives Donation

Scott D. Graf, Tampa Environmental Department Manager (L) and two-term President of the Tampa Bay Association of Environmental Professionals (TBAEP) (R), recently presented a check for $1,000 to Family Promise of Hillsborough County, a local Tampa Bay organization which helps homeless families build new lives. This donation was raised during the Inaugural TBAEP/Central Florida Association of Environmental Professionals Golf Tournament held in June, which Graf helped plan as one of four committee members.

Ladies Night Out – Harvest Moon Bunco

All ladies 18 yrs. and older are welcome to join St. Stephen Columbiettes Auxiliary 14084 for a Harvest Moon Bunco on Saturday, October 6 from 6-9 p.m. No experience necessary. Dinner will be served as well as bunco play, raffles, door prizes and a 50/50. Enjoy many of your favorite vendors available such as LuLaRoe.

The cost is $15 per person. Check in at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place in St. Stephen Family Life Center at 10118 St. Stephen Circle.

2018 Brandon Lions Club Annual Luminaria Project

Each year the Brandon Lions Club conducts its Luminaria fundraising project providing the kits to neighborhoods and individuals throughout the Greater Brandon area. 

The Luminaria Kits are constructed with white paper bags weighted down with sand and illuminated from within by a candle. They are traditionally displayed on Christmas Eve.
Each kit contains 15 each of long burning votive candles, candle holders, white bags, and a plastic bag of sand (to use in the base of each bag) and retail for $6.50. Orders over 15 kits will be delivered to your neighborhood. 

Contact Joe Kuebler at 263-2522 to place your order or complete the Order Information Form online at www.brandonlions.org/luminary. Orders should be placed by Monday, November 5. No payment is required with your order. All orders are COD and can be picked up or delivered on Saturday, December 15. 

Proceeds benefit Brandon Lions Charities, a not for profit 501(c)3 organization supporting eyesight and hearing programs, Southeastern Guide Dogs, Greater Tampa Lions Sight Fund, ECHO, Family Promise, The Outreach Clinic, Brandon High School Don Bishop Track Meet, Brandon Area Youth Soccer, and other local area needs since 1954.

GracePoint Plant City to Host Night* Light for the Community

GracePoint Plant City is hosting a community-wide free fall concert celebration, ‘Night*Light’, on its campus 1107 Charlie Griffin Rd. on Saturday, October 20, 7-10 p.m. with some of the best home-grown Tampa Bay area Christian talent available.

 “The people at GracePoint want to open the doors to the community as we look to better meet the needs around us. Music is a great way to connect with people from all backgrounds,” said Robert Watson, outreach elder at GracePoint Plant City.

Three local bands will perform, each with its own style:
Psalm 101 (southern rock & gospel); Aaron David (Rock/Pop) and Dudes With A Purpose (Christian Covers).

Come for one band, or for all. Each band will play for about 45 minutes, with 15-minute intermissions in between with refreshments available. This is suitable for the entire family. Seating is limited. Call 759-9383 for more information or visit www.facebook.com/events/1816335088480159/.

Christian Brothers Automotive Offers Free Oil Changes Based On Need

Being a widow or single parent can be tough and Christian Brothers Automotive is offering a free oil change for widows and single parents on Saturday, October 13. Reservations are required and limited in order to properly serve everyone. It is based on need, so please call 816-2886 early to reserve a spot or email autooutreach@gmail.com for more information. Christian Brothers is located at 10010 McMullen Rd. in Riverview.

JesusChurch, which meets at The Regent on Sundays at 10 a.m., is also a sponsor. For more information on the church, visit myJesusChurch.com.

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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.