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Brooksville Beautification Board conducts annual Christmas decorations contest



The Brooksville Beautification Board is conducting its annual Christmas decorations contest for businesses and residents within the city limits. The best residential display and best commercial display will be determined at 6 p.m. Dec. 13. Award winners will be recognized during the City Council meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. Winners will be presented with a plaque and gift.


Annual Poinsettia Planting is Dec. 17

The Spring Hill Garden Club will host its 22nd annual Poinsettia Planting from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 17 at the Spring Hill waterfall at Spring Hill Drive and Commercial Way. Residents are invited to bring poinsettias, sign a memory book and watch as club members plant the poinsettias around the waterfall. This event became an annual tradition in 1988, when Don Kubiak, a past president of the club, planted poinsettias at the waterfall in memory of his parents. For information, call (352) 683-9933.

Load up and head out for Christmas toy ride

ABATE of Florida's Freedom Chapter, along with escorts provided by the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, will host a Christmas toy ride today. All types of vehicles may participate. Those wishing to ride should meet at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, between 12:30 and 1:15 p.m. Kickstands up at 1:30 p.m. The ride will head north on Commercial Way to Cortez Boulevard, ending at the Hernando County Sheriff's Office on the State Road 50 bypass in Brooksville. Participants should bring a new, unwrapped gift or a Walmart gift card, which will benefit Hernando County children in need this holiday season. Afterward, there will be a party at Coney Island Drive Inn in Brooksville.

Today's picks

Native American Inter-Tribal Gathering: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. Park admission is $3 per car. (352) 793-4781 or (352) 793-5153.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in the Tampa Bay section.

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