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5 Things to Know in Gulfport: Party for Sue Frank

Everyone is invited to a retirement party today at 10 a.m. for Senior Center Supervisor Sue Frank! That and more in "5 Things to Know Today."

Retirement Party: Everyone is invited to the Gulfport Senior Center on Friday at 10 a.m. for a retirement party for Senior Center Supervisor Sue Frank. Frank has been with the center for more than 20 years and will be retiring this week. Gail Biron, Technical Events Specialist for the City of Gulfport, will be the new Senior Center Supervisor. Congratulations to both of you! Hope to see everyone at the party on Friday.

City-Wide Yard Sale: The next Permit-Free City-Wide Yard sale is on Saturday, Nov. 3. The registration form is available on the City of Gulfport's website. If you want your yard sale to make it in the map brochure, fill out the attached form and turn it into the Gulfport Public Library or Gulfport City Hall by Friday, Oct. 26. You can also get your address in the flyer by emailing it to Gail Biron at gbiron@mygulfport.us by Oct. 26.

Attention Young Writers! The "In Your Own Words" Gulfport Youth Book Writing Contest opens on Saturday, Oct. 6. The deadline is on Nov. 10th. Throughout the month of October and early November there will be workshops for all ages every Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Gulfport Library hosted by the pros; refreshments will be served. Best of all the winners of the contest get published by Trace Taylor Publishing! For more info contact 727-893-1075.

Birthday Bash: Mark your calendars now for Gulfport's Birthday Bash on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Gulfport Historical Museum. The event will feature antiques appraisals, guided trolley tours, mullet toss, children's games, a sidewalk art contest and more! Of course, be sure to stop by for free birthday cake! For more information contact Gail Biron at (727) 893-1118 or email gbiron@mygulfport.us. Wondering what to expect? Check out pictures from last year's event, "Photo Gallery: 101st Birthday Bash."

Friday Forecast: We have a 50 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms with a high near 87. Tonight, we have a 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms with a low around 77.

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