As it dissolves, Italian-American club donates remaining funds to charity

Jan 24, 2016 916

By Megan Hussey

After more than 40 years, the Pasco Italian-American Civic Club recently closed its doors, but not before leaving a sizable gift to the community it served for nearly half a century.

The club, based in Hudson and at one point claiming membership throughout Pasco County, donated most of its remaining $94,000 in funds to five nonprofit organizations, giving $48,000 to the Independence Fund to pay for the construction of three track chairs for severely disabled veterans; and $11,025 each to Shriners Hospitals for Children, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital and HPH Hospice.

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