POSTAL FOOD DRIVE
The National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service, the Rural Letter Carriers Association, the AFL-CIO, and United Way of St. Johns County, will collect non-perishable food items this Saturday May 13, for distribution to local food banks and shelters in St. Johns County.
Please place a non-perishable food donation by your mailbox on Saturday for letter carriers to pick up and deliver to county food banks or shelters. Last year approximately 54 thousand pounds were collected.
For local information, contact the United Way of St. Johns County at 904.829.9721.
NEW FROM ST. AUGUSTINE
The St. Augustine Public Works Department will kick off National Public Works Week Saturday, May 20, with a 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. celebration at the Public Works Compound, 253 W. King St. The event is free and open to the public.
The Man-Up March is Saturday May 20 and will necessitate brief traffic interruptions. The procession begins at 10:45 a.m. at St. Paul AME Church, 85 M.L. King Jr. Ave., and continues along the route to Bridge, Cordova, King, Charlotte streets, Cathedral Place, Valencia, Sevilla, King streets to M.L. King Ave., Cerro Street, concluding at the Willie Galimore Center at approximately noon.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct a vessel safety inspection at the Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, May 20, kicking off National Safe Boating Week. Information: 904-825-1026 or go to http://www.Facebook com/CityStAugMarina.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS
Dr. Kathleen Deagan will be honored at 6 p.m. May 25 at the Oldest House Museum Complex, as recipient of the Herschel E. Shepard Award. She is being recognized for her “extraordinary contributions to the preservation of St. Augustine’s historical legacy.” The event is free to members of the society, but reservations are recommended. Call 904-824-2872.