Pitching in

Pam Leckie, chair of the Roser Food Pantry, accepts a $300 check from Ron Pepka and other players in the Anna Maria Horseshoe League, which holds casual but competitive games at the Anna Maria City Hall pits on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Leckie said the donation would go to the pantry fund, needed when donated supplies run low. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff

Ron Pepka of the Anna Maria Horseshoe League writes a $300 check to the Roser Food Pantry at Roser Memorial Community Church. Horseshoe players donate $1 each Wednesday and Saturday. Some of the money is used for league equipment, but money also is collected for the food pantry.

Herb Puryear takes aim during horseshoe practice at the city hall pits.

Fritz Eldrich watches his horseshoe fly during practice Dec. 15 at the Anna Maria City Hall pits.

Sam Samuels and Ron Pepka point to a certificate of commendation tacked to a shed door at the Anna Maria Island City Hall horseshoe pits from the Anna Maria Island Historical Society.

Gene Bobeldyke tosses a shoe.

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