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Controversial play catches Scientology's attention

Controversial play catches Scientology's attention

St. Petersburg, Florida -- A controversial holiday musical production is set to open at American Stage Theatre in St. Petersburg.

Photos: Pictures of A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant

"A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant" is a musical play designed for the holiday season, but this play will not focus on Jesus Christ, but instead the story is about L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the church Of Scientology. 

The story line follows L. Ron Hubbard through his life, his journey and search for answers.  "It's about what he felt was important in life and obviously him starting up the church of Scientology."said, Stephen Ray, an actor that plays the role of Hubbard in the play.

East Lake firemen take to the streets for charity

EAST LAKE - Firefighters in East Lake will be hitting the streets on December 3 and 10 in hopes of collecting money for charity at local intersections. All funds collected in the "MDA BootDrive," as it is commonly called, will be donated to Muscular Dystrophy research.

East Lake's finest will be out in two shifts: 8:30am - 10:30am, and again from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. They are hoping to reach their goal of collecting more than $7,400, which was last year's total.

For those not able to help fill the boots roadside, donations will also be accepted at East Lake Fire Station #57, located at 3375 Tarpon Lake Blvd., Palm Harbor, FL, 34685.