City presents plan for community development today
The city of Zephyrhills will present its community development plan today at the City Council meeting. The plan will outline short- and long-term objectives for the city.
Also, the city wants to apply for a community development grant to benefit low-income residents. The issue is set to be discussed today.
And the council will host the final hearing of the ordinances related to adopting the city's proposed budget of $42-million, with a proposed millage rate of 5.57079 percent.
The council meeting starts at 6 tonight.
Children's Safety Rally takes place Saturday
The Greater Trilby Community Association will host its fourth Fall Festival and Children's Safety Rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in downtown Trilby.
The event is held yearly to remember abducted and abused children and help prevent future crimes against kids. There will be music and food, and parents will be able to register their children with the Pasco Sheriff's Office ID program. There also will be a drawing for a new bicycle.
The event is made possible by a grant from Publix and donations from Wilton Simpson and other Trilby businesses.
Call (352) 583-5936 or (352) 583-4994.
Chamber marks 10 years of service
The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce will celebrate 10 years with A Red Carpet Affair on Thursday.
There will be an awards banquet and the installation of the board of directors. Social hour is at 6 p.m., with the banquet at 7 p.m.
Call (813) 994-8534.
Candidate forum to focus on environment
If you want to hear what the County Commission candidates have to say about the environment, or if you've got a question to ask them about our natural resources, here's your chance: The Gulf Coast Conservancy will host a forum at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Aripeka Community Club, 1393 Osowaw Blvd.
All candidates from Pasco and Hernando commission races have told organizers they will attend. Each candidate will have three minutes to make a speech on local environmental issues, followed by a question-and-answer session.
For directions, call the Gulf Coast Conservancy at (727) 808-4339.
Hike for Hospice fundraiser Nov. 8
The second annual Hike for Hospice will be held Nov. 8 to raise money for Gulfside Regional Hospice.
Hikers have their choice of two venues: 9 a.m. at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St. in New Port Richey, or 11 a.m. at Zephyr Park, 38116 Fifth Ave. in Zephyrhills.
The 5K walk is for anyone who has lost a loved one, regardless of whether they received hospice care. Registration fee is $35 for adults, $15 for children 10 and younger.
All proceeds go to Gulfside Regional Hospice.
To sign up, call Jennifer York toll-free at 1-800-561-4883.