Local teen and Miss Heart of the USA pageant competitor Emily Ervin recently saw success with an overnight food drive she organized. To benefit All Faiths Food Bank, Emily passed out paper bags in the Wellington Chase neighborhood and asked for non-perishable donations. The next day, the 13-year-old collected 65 bags filled with 375 items, weighing a total of 366 pounds. The Miss Heart of America pageant encourages community service, and Emily will compete for the national title next month in Orlando.
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Catch up on the week's most important and most interesting news stories from Sarasota, Longboat Key and East County with FYI Friday.
Deputies make arrest in murder investigation
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has charged 25-year-old Karli Wilbanks with second-degree murder in connection the shooting death of her boyfriend Michael Goodman.
City, county closures scheduled for Labor Day
Government offices in Sarasota County, the city of Sarasota, Longboat Key and East County will close Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.