Roser Founders Day will honor vets, volunteers
ANNA MARIA -- Founders Day will be celebrated at Roser Church at 10 a.m. Sunday and the service will recognize and thank families who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Founders Day honors those who brought Roser Memorial Community Church into being and remember scongregation members who passed in the last year.
In 2010, the church began honoring member volunteers and/or officers of the church's several boards and committees. Five members of the congregation will be recognized for outstanding volunteer service to Roser.
Handmade quilts, layettes and clothes made by the Sewing Ladies for migrant workers will be dedicated during the service and distributed Friday after the Migrant Tea at Manatee United Methodist Church.
Roser Church is near the Anna Maria City Pier at 512 Pine Avenue. Information: 941-778-0414.
Detert to discuss new normalcy at benefit
SARASOTA -- State Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venoice, a long-time legislative leader on children's issues, will address the new normalcy law Nov. 13 at the Children's Guardian Fund's 15th Annual Fall Luncheon at Michael's on East.
Detert will discuss the law's affect which eliminated many of the restrictions that kept Florida's foster children and youths from regular childhood activities such as field trips, sleepovers, sporting events and vacations. Detert was a sponsor of the bill.
Doors will open for seating at 11:30 a.m. The program will begin at noon. Luncheon tickets start at $75 per person.
Board member Judy Sharple will receive CGF's "Lifetime of Child Advocacy" award for 16 years service to the Guardian ad Litem program which is supported by the Children's Guardian Fund.
Proceeds support 1,000 local children now in foster care who have been removed from their homes because they were abused, abandoned or neglected.
-- Herald staff reports