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Enter chili cook-off in Spring Lake by April 9


Want to be a part of chili cook-off? Enter by Saturday

Think you make great chili? Put it to the test. Enter it into the chili cook-off that will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 at the Spring Lake Community Center, 4184 Spring Lake Highway, east of Brooksville. Contestants must bring a pot of chili and an extension cord (if needed). The public will vote on the best chili; the winner will take home a trophy. Those who wish to enter their chili into the cook-off must do so by Saturday. RSVP to (352) 796-4704.


Plants to be accepted for show at the fair

Entries for the Horticulture Show 2011 during the Hernando County Fair will be accepted between 4 and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. Plants must remain on display during the fair, which will open Friday and continue through April 16. Plants can be picked up between 1 and 4 p.m. April 17. A maximum of three plants per category, per entrant, will be accepted for judging. For more information, complete rules and a preregistration form, visit and look at Jim's blog under "Lawn and Garden," or call (352) 754-4433. For more information about the fair, visit

Event will recognize Victims' Rights Week

In recognition of National Victims' Rights Week, April 10-16, the Victims' Voice 2011 program will be at 3 p.m. April 13 in the jury selection room at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. Victims and survivors of crime will be recognized during this remembrance program. Those who would like to have a loved one remembered during the program should contact Mary Johnson at the State Attorney's Office, (352) 754-4255.


The e-mail address for submissions for the Hernando County Fine Arts Council's annual Mother's Day Poetry Contest is Because of incorrect information provided to the newspaper, the wrong address was published Thursday. Any entries previously submitted should be sent again. For information, call (352) 754-4788.

Today's pick

Spaghetti Night at Veterans of Foreign Wars: 4:30-7 p.m., VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. $6.50. (352) 596-9236.

Enter chili cook-off in Spring Lake by April 9 04/05/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 10:42pm]
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