The Shamrock Pub donated $7,100 to the YMCA Youth Shelter April 1. The pub raised the money at its annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party March 17, which drew a crowd of more than 3,000 people. The Youth Shelter provides temporary housing and safe care to children ages 10 to 18 who have run away from home; are experiencing family problems; or have been locked out of their homes. The YMCA will use the money to purchase a new van to transport children to school and other activities throughout Sarasota and North Port.
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FYI Friday â€” Your weekly news roundup
Catch up on the week's most important and most interesting news stories from Sarasota, Longboat Key and East County with FYI Friday.
Men arrested for use of counterfeit bills
The Sarasota County Sheriffâ€™s Office arrested two men early Friday who attempted to purchase items at several convenience stores with fraudulent $100 bills.
Woman arrested for June theft
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested Jessica Barker of Lehigh for the alleged theft of more than $300 worth of merchandise from Ulta Beauty on South Tamiami.