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Big Daddy to rock ‘Roo for child’s benefit

Looking for a good time with a good cause on Sunday?

Head downtown to Old Main Street for a special fundraiser at The Lost Kangaroo, 402 12th St. W.

It’s a benefit for Jake Kerrigan, the 2-year-old son of Amy Hendel and fiance William Kerrigan, a 41-year-old electrician who suffered a severe stroke Jan. 26, has undergone two procedures and remains in ICU at Manatee Memorial Hospital.

Laurie Fetzer and Big Daddy will rock the ‘Roo beginning at 2 p.m.

There will be a buffet, raffles, door prizes, poker and more.

Call Cece Eaton at 504-1495 for more details.

n That’s 22 years of wedded bliss for Shirley and Dan Schaffer.

n Remember Chad Choate in your prayers.

The former MHS principal’s left leg was amputated below the knee Monday at Manatee Memorial Hospital.

Choate, 80, originally injured the leg years ago, but infections the past two years necessitated the operation.

“He’s doing much better than I expected, but we’ve got to be careful infection doesn’t return,” his wife, Myra, said.

Choate will begin rehab at Blake Medical Center.

n MSO Deputy Erick Stroup is 42.

Cheers from Polli.

n The national anthem lineup for Pirates’ Grapefruit League games at McKechnie Field is:

n Feb. 25 -- Wakeland Elementary, State College of Florida.

Feb. 27 -- Steve Ramsey, Tampa Bay.

Feb. 28 -- Jessica Tilicky, Baltimore.

March 1 -- Dylan Southwick, New York Yankees.

March 2 -- Ellery Carlson, Minnesota.

March 4 -- Shelly Starks, Philadelphia.

March 6 -- Manatee Players, Toronto.

March 7 -- Joy Lakin, Tampa Bay.

March 10 -- Kim Sand, Baltimore.

March 12 -- Nicole Wishon, Philadelphia.

March 13 -- Heather Wainscott, Boston.

March 16 -- Stewart Harris, Toronto.

March 17 -- Bonnie Gray, Baltimore.

March 19 -- Petrina McCutchen, Boston.

March 21 -- Haven Miller, Minnesota.

March 23 -- Julia Gennocro, Houston.

March 27 -- Brandy Flint, Tampa Bay.

n Shirley and Dallas Milton are wed 35 years Sunday.

Cheers from Loree and C.J., Alaina, Charlee and Kaydence, as well as Tarrah, Danny and Jack.

n Scottie Kemp is 75.

Cheers from Elaine.

Vin Mannix, local columnist, writes Vin’s People. He can be reached at 745-7055 or