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Arc Nature Coast seeks Bowl-A-Thon sponsors

SPRING HILL

Sponsors sought for Bowl-A-Thon

Sponsors are needed for the Arc Nature Coast's 15th annual Bowl-A-Thon, which will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way. A $125 team sponsorship provides event T-shirts for a team of five bowlers and two games of bowling. A $125 lane sponsorship provides a large banner on a lane promoting the company, the company's name on the T-shirt and recognition in the Arc's quarterly newsletter. Bowlers are asked to collect a minimum of $25 in pledges. Also, donations of gift certificates and other prizes are needed. The sponsorship deadline is July 31. Call (352) 544-2322, ext. 109.

Tickets on sale for VFW's Elvis show

Tickets are available for the Elvis in Concert show at 7 p.m. Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. The cost is $10 per person. Tickets are available in the post canteen. For details, call (352)796-0398. Visit the Web site at vfwpost10209.webs.com.

$100 buys dinner, maybe grand prize

The Hernando Builders Association's annual Truck Night Explosion will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. Tickets are $100 each, which includes dinner for two and entry in the reverse drawing to win the grand prize. This year's grand prize choice will be a 2008 truck, 2008 car, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, a set of WaveRunners, a set of ATVs or $20,000 in cash. Only 450 tickets will be sold. Ticket holders must RSVP to attend but need not be present to win prizes. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Dawn Center. Call (352) 596-1114.

BROOKSVILLE

School serves up volleyball camp

The Central High School volleyball teams will host a Junior Bears Volleyball Camp from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 28-30 at West Hernando Middle School, 14325 Ken Austin Parkway. The camp is open to girls entering the sixth through ninth grades at any school. The cost is $65, which includes a T-shirt. Registration forms are at the Central High office, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, or call Vicki Weaver at (352) 799-5323.

COUNTYWIDE

Activity centers seek members

Enrichment Centers/H2U are recruiting members. The centers offer a variety of activities and serve as meeting places for numerous support groups, clubs and service organizations. The local centers, sponsored by Oak Hill Hospital, include the Spring Hill Enrichment Center at 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind Oak Hill Hospital) and the Brooksville Enrichment Center at 670 Broad St. The Enrichment Centers are for all ages, with several membership packages offered. Stop by or call the Spring Hill center at (352) 597-6331 or the Brooksville center at (352) 544-5900.

Today's meeting

Hernando County Planning and Zoning Commission, 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando deaths

Kotran, Richard J.

Murphy, John F.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Arc Nature Coast seeks Bowl-A-Thon sponsors 07/13/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 3:48pm]
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