Public input sought for road improvements
A series of upcoming public meetings will focus on road improvements in several areas of eastern and southern Hillsborough County.
The first takes place at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Cork Elementary School, 3501 N Cork Road in Plant City. County officials will seek public input on traffic problems along Chitty Road from Thonotosassa Road to Sam Allen Road.
Staff will make recommendations to the County Commission based on suggestions and comments at the meeting.
Other upcoming road meetings include:
• 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Mann Middle School, 409 E Jersey Ave., Brandon, to discuss Corner Oaks Drive from Windhorst Road to Regal Palm Court.
• 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Apollo Beach Recreation Center, 664 Golf and Sea Boulevard, to discuss Golf and Sea Boulevard.
• 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Buckhorn Elementary, 2420 Buckhorn School Court, Valrico, to discuss Valrico Forest Drive from Miller Road to its end.
Call Steve Valdez at 272-5275 for information.
Vendors needed for Christmas festival
Music Showcase, 402 Oakfield Drive, is seeking vendors for its annual Christmas festival. This year's event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 13.
Booths are $35, which includes a table and two chairs.
The festival includes live entertainment, a rock-climbing wall, bounce house, food, student recitals and a visit from Santa.
Call Wendi Pruitt at 685-5998 for information.
Join church for its 25th anniversary
Resurrection Catholic Church is celebrating its 25th anniversary Saturday with a fun-filled evening. Activities will include 1940s trivia games, free swing dance lessons and a multicourse meal. The event will be held at the church, 6819 Krycul Road. Tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for teenagers, $5 for kids.
For information, call 677-2175.
Sign up for tourney, help build a shelter
Sammy Sullivan Charities will host its third annual Sammy Sullivan Memorial Golf Tournament on Oct. 17 at Summerfield Golf Course.
A kickoff party will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at O'Brien's Irish Pub in Brandon. Tickets for the party are $15. Entry to the golf tournament is $175 per player. Hole sponsorships are also available.
Sammy Sullivan was 22 months old when he died in 2005 from a flu-like illness. His parents, Joe and Brenda Sullivan, created the charity in his name and are helping raise money to build an emergency shelter in Brandon for abused, abandoned and neglected children.
For information, call Heide Coffelt at 982-3969 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corporate Challenge helps needy children
The YMCA is issuing a fund-raising challenge to local businesses: Survive the 2008 Corporate Challenge.
The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Y's Camp Cristina.
The challenge includes mental and physical tests and other team-building challenges in a theme that takes after the television show Survivor.
Team entry is $500 for six to 10 members, which also includes a light breakfast and lunch. Sponsorships also available.
Proceeds fund YMCA participation for children from needy families.
Camp Cristina is a 65-acre outdoor adventure site at 9840 Balm Riverview Road.
Call Bryan Beckham at 677-8400 for information.