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Peirano Family Foundation 2024 Scholarship Awards Ceremony

April 28, 2024

PBLH leadership team Chrissie Peirano and Bonnie Peirano who also serve on the Board of Directors for the Peirano Family Foundation were on hand as the foundation handed out scholarships totaling $8,000 to four local high school students and one future educator from the USF College of Education. PBLH has supported the Peirano Family Foundation since its inception in 2021 and is proud to partner with this outstanding grassroots organization.

Fourth Annual Great Port Clean-Up

April 26, 2024

Palmetto Beach Line Handlers was excited to once again support the Great Port Clean Up sponsored by Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and Port Tampa Bay. Over 1,000 volunteers worked together to pick up trash and debris along the shoreline in and around the port. Our team members worked alongside the Propeller Club Port Tampa Bay to gather and dispose of a truck load of trash along Causeway Blvd.

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Propeller Club Port Tampa Bay Steak & Corn

April 16, 2024

The Propeller Club Port Tampa Bay celebrated its 2024 annual Steak & Corn dinner with an educational twist! Dr. Bonnie Peirano moderated a panel that included local experts in promoting youth leadership and workforce development. Panelists included Olivier Millour (Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay), Yvonne Fry (Workforce Development Partners), Judy Paradis (Jefferson High School Maritime Academy) and Vanessa Vasquez (Cristo Rey School). More than 140 attendees gathered at the ESC Shrine Center and indulged on roasted corn on the cob and a delicious steak buffet dinner followed by an eductional panel discussion about how port stakeholders and surrounding businesses can plug into the workforce resources offered in and around Tampa Bay.


Propeller Club Port Tampa Bay Shrimperoo 2024

March 26, 2024

PBLH was happy to once again volunteer for this annual event, which drew more than 1,000 attendees! Guests enjoyed all-you-can-eat oysters, shrimp, refreshments, and all the fixins'! This event is always one of the highlights of the year in Port Tampa Bay!


Propeller Club Port Tampa Bay Maritime Industry Night

February 22, 2024

PBLH Director of Client & Community Relations, Dr. Bonnie Peirano, was honored with the Dave Sessums Education Award. Bonnie was nominated by John and Judy Paradis, Captain Jere White, Kelly Hendry and Jim Sergey who said that: "Bonnie truly deserves recognition for her incredible dedication to the Jefferson Maritime Academy. Her passion for helping students explore maritime career opportunities is infectious. She wears several hats and is always on speed dial. We don’t know what we would do without her. She always has great ideas, great connections, keeps us organized, and is such a wealth of knowledge for our Jefferson High School Maritime directors. As the Propeller Club Education Committee Chair, she is selfless in giving her time and expertise to the mission of educating the next generation of Maritime industry workers. Bonnie is a dedicated friend, mentor, and amazing asset to the Maritime Academy, and we are truly blessed and thankful for her unwavering dedication to the mission of educating students." In her absence, Bonnie's son, Zach Salazar accepted the award on her behalf.


Faith & Grace Garden Gutter and Rain Barrel System Installation

2023 - 2024

Continuing our mission to support the Peirano Family Foundation, Palmetto Beach Line Handlers was proud to partner with the Peirano Family Foundation and A#1 Seamless Gutter Solutions to install a gutter and rain barrel system that will help get rainwater to the edible plants throughout the St. Vincent de Paul Faith & Grace Garden located in Temple Terrace. In addition, we assisted with construction of the garden's new greenhouse which will enable the gardeners to provide a wider variety of fresh foods to the food pantry clients.

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Propeller Club Port Tampa's 2023 Leadership Night

June 22, 2023

The Hotel Haya provided a great backdrop for the Propeller Club Port Tampa's 2023 Leadership Night on June 22.  Our own Bonnie Peirano was installed for another term on the Board of Directors.  The packed house included new and old members alike celebrating a successful year and planning for the future.

Tampa Bay Food Fight 2023, Metropolitan Ministries

January 31, 2023

The Tampa Bay Food Fight supporting Metropolitan Ministries was held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on January 31, 2023.  Palmetto Beach Line Handlers was more than happy to enjoy outstanding cuisine and beverages from local restaurants on both sides of the Bay as we helped to raise funds for the culinary program at Metropolitan Ministries.

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Port Tampa Bay 7th Annual BaySlam Fishing Tournament

November 10, 2023

PBLH again participated in the annual Port Tampa Bay BaySlam fishing tournament. Our team reeled in some great catches. More importantly, though, we helped raise funds for two great causes:


Tampa Bay Maritime Scholarship Foundation - providing scholarships to students in need seeking to further their studies in maritime sciences and maritime related careers, and

Seafarer's Center - providing a home-away-from-home and and a non-denominational, spiritual activity center for traveling mariners to Port Tampa Bay.

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