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Citywide Easter service set for McKechnie Field

The Pittsburgh Pirates have gone north, but you’re invited to McKechnie Field on Sunday.

Harvest Chapel will hold a citywide Easter Sunday service at 10 a.m. at the ballpark, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton.

The theme of the service is, “A Day of Hope”.

“We hope this gathering will be life changing for a lot of people in our community,” Pastor Brian Royer said. “We will be sharing the life-changing message of hope in Christ.”

On Saturday, Harvest Chapel will host an Egg Hunt with 20,000 eggs for our city’s children. The event will be at Harvest Chapel, 1300 17th Ave. W.

Registration is at 11 a.m., followed by the Egg Hunt at noon.

Call 749-0288 for details.

n A bow to Cassie Zec, recipient of a Pop Warner Southeastern Regional Little Scholar Academic All-American Award from the National Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading program.

The Braden River Elementary School fifth-grader cheers with the East Manatee Bulldogs.

Parents Vicki and Nick and brother Alec are busting their buttons.

n MHS cheerleader Chloe Saba is 18.

n Margi Nanney’s abode, “The Castle” on 53rd Avenue, was unanimously approved for listing on the National Register of Historical Places by the review board in Tallahassee.

Now it goes to Washington for official documentation.

Margi plans to invite folks over, including its former owners, to hang the National Registry’s bronze plaque this fall.

n Big ups to McNeal Elementary School’s Elizabeth Harris, 106.5 CTQ’s March Teacher of the Month.

Her colleague, McNeal’s Karen Washington, was November’s Teacher of the Month.

n Did you graduate from Manatee High during the 1980s? There’s an all-inclusive reunion June 26-27 on Bradenton Beach.

Call Neil McCurry at (941) 374-2643, or Betty Sinclair Gonzalo at (408) 786-4712.

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