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Briefs: Group to feed the homeless in western Hernando County


Group forming to feed the homeless, hungry

A new program, People Helping People of Hernando, is being formed to feed the homeless and hungry on the west side of Hernando County. This is an interfaith group.

An organizational meeting will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

The group will serve food, starting June 28, at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.

For information, call Cecil Bradley at (352) 754-8551.


Boy Scouts cooking up a pancake breakfast

Boy Scout Troop 459 will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. June 6 at Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd.

The breakfast will include three pancakes, choice of bacon or sausage, and includes coffee and juice. Eggs, grits and toast will also be available. The cost of the meal is $3.50. For information, call Angie Balderson at (352) 585-2730 or the Elks lodge, (352) 596-2582.


Center seeks members, funds for playground

The Masaryktown Community Center is having a membership drive and a fundraising drive for improvements to the local playground.

The center needs donations for improvements to the playground. Also, a volunteer work party will be 9 a.m. to noon June 6 at the center, 539 Lincoln Ave. Refreshments and cold drinks will be provided.

The community center is a 4,800-square-foot facility that includes a kitchen, theatrical stage, bar and large dance floor. Bingo is offered from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. The center also recently opened an area for a dog park.

Membership is open to all ages. Annual dues are $5. For information on membership, fundraising or the volunteer work party, call Phil at (813) 352-1261.


Baseball Boosters set bunco fundraiser

Hernando High Baseball Boosters will host a Bunco Bash for Baseball at 6:30 p.m. June 12 at the SNPJ Lodge/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road.

The event will include food, raffles, prizes and more. Some of the raffle prizes include tickets to a Tampa Bay Rays game against the New York Yankees and a Tennessee mountain vacation.

Tickets are $20. Reservations are required by June 5. Call Tracy Gates at (352) 799-7441 or (727) 992-3320.


Dog training program has room available

Hernando County Recreation Department has spots available in the dog training program that is being offered Saturdays through June 27 at Rotary Centennial Park, 10375 Sandlor St.

Classes include:

• Puppy kindergarten for dogs 5 months and younger is at 9 a.m.

• Elementary school for dogs 4 months and older is at 11:30 a.m.

The program started May 23; those who sign up will be able to make up the first class by attending a half-hour earlier.

The cost for the six-week session is $75 for the puppy kindergarten and $95 for elementary school. The instructor is Dave of Dog Gone Solutions. Register at or call the recreation office at (352) 754-4031.

Briefs: Group to feed the homeless in western Hernando County 05/27/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 7:52pm]
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