After years of public service, Manatee County Commissioners Donna Hayes and Joe McClash are celebrating their retirements.
The longtime commissioners and their friends and supporters gathered for a retirement party Nov. 13 at the Crosley Museum in Sarasota.
Hayes had served on the commission as the District 5 commissioner, who oversees the majority of the East County territory, since 2004.
McClash, an at-large commissioner, has served on the board since 1990.
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26 Tribute to Heroes Parade - Main St LWR
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
28 Braden River Soccer Club Try-outs
29 LWRBA May Membership Lunch
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
31 May YLA Breakfast "Legendary Leaders"
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Gullett student wins speech contest
Gullett Elementary School student Hailey Wahlers took home top honors May 11, after placing first in the Tropicana District Speech Contest.
Girl Scouts give cookies a new cause
Local Daisy Scouts from Troop 180 are helping Feeding Empty Little Tummies feed homeless school children in the area.
Dancing group to host fundraiser
Members of KC and the Sunshine Dancers, a group of Manatee County dancers ages 8 to 20, will show off their dancing skills in jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance from 7 to 9 p.m. May 28, as the group holds a show titled "Breaking Ground."