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Blood donor sites, youth football and cheerleading sign-ups

BLOOD DONATION CHALLENGE: LifeSouth Community Blood Center will host a countywide Year End Challenge from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at two locations:

• Walmart, 13300 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Those who donate blood will be treated to pulled-pork sandwiches, chips, lemonade and brownies.

• Walmart, 7305 Broad St., Brooksville. Donors will be treated to hot dogs, chips and frozen lemonade.

Donors at both locations will be entered into a raffle to win a Kindle device.

Donors must be 16 or older (16-year-olds must have written parental consent), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and show photo identification. For information, call (352) 596-2002.

FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING SIGN-UPS: The West Hernando Cougars youth football and cheerleading program is registering participants for the coming season on the following days at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill.

• Sign-ups with a mini-camp will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and June 23.

• Sign-ups only will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 9, 16 and 30.

Sign-ups are open to youth age 5 to 15 and continue until each division is full. The mini-camps are free for those who pay in full; otherwise camps are $10 per child.

The cost for either football or cheerleading is $195. The cost includes the football uniform with name and number or cheerleading uniform top, skirt, bloomers and shoes.

For information, call Bobby McFarland at (352) 585-6524.

TEST DRIVE A FORD TO HELP SCHOOL: A "Drive One 4 UR School" program with the Ford Motor Co. will be offered Friday at Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

Community members can raise money for the school by test driving a Ford vehicle between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. that day at the school's bus loop. All vehicles will be provided by Flammer Ford.

For every person who test drives a 2012 Taurus, Fusion Hybrid or Sport, Fiesta, Mustang, Edge or F150, Ford will donate $20 to the high school, up to $6,000.

Each test drive will last about five minutes. Participants must be age 18 or older and have a valid driver's license. There is a limit of one test drive per household. For information, call (352) 797-7010.

NOMINATE THE NEXT GREAT BROOKSVILLIAN: The city of Brooksville is accepting nominations for this year's Great Brooksvillian, who will be honored at a ceremony during the Founders Week celebration in October.

The annual program recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the history, culture or economy of the community. Each year's honoree is presented with a plaque, and a perpetual plaque is maintained at City Hall.

Nomination forms are available online at or at the city clerk's office at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. June 8. Call (352) 540-3853 or send e-mail to

JUNIOR LIFEGUARD CAMP: The Hernando County Family YMCA will offer a YMCA Junior Lifeguard Camp from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9 to 13 at the Y, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

The class is for youths age 8 to 15 who are able to swim the length of the pool — 25 yards. Youths age 14 and 15 are eligible for YMCA aquatics safety assistant certification upon completion of the class.

The class is designed to train individuals in the knowledge and skills necessary to help prevent and recognize aquatics risks and emergencies.

The cost is $200, which includes lunch. Space is limited. For information, visit or call (352) 688-9622.

Blood donor sites, youth football and cheerleading sign-ups 05/29/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 7:51pm]
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