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Firefighters unite for annual holiday event in Spring Hill


Event features firefighters, Santa, treats

The Spring Hill Professional Firefighters International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2794, along with Spring Hill Fire Rescue, will host the district's annual Christmas lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Friday at headquarters, 3445 Bob Hartung Court. The ceremony will kick off with the arrival of Santa Claus. Hot dogs, lemonade, hot chocolate and cotton candy will be provided. At 6 p.m., Santa will be available to take Christmas wishes from children. Call (352) 688-5030.

Take $20 course, get CPR certification

Two CPR classes will be offered at 6 p.m. Dec. 3-4 at the Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. The course meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and the American Safety and Health Institute. It is designed for professional health care providers, but anyone interested may participate. The instructor will be Bob Kanner, and the cost is $20. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will receive a two-year certification card. Seating is limited. For information or to reserve a seat, call (352) 597-8875.


Quilts, paintings, poems on display

The Winter Art Exhibit is now open at the Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Road. The show features hand-painted china by the Hernando Porcelain Artists, handmade quilts by the Hernando Quilters, model ships by the Suncoast Ship Model Society, photographs by the Spring Hill Camera Club, and a new selection of poetry by members of Just Poets. On the second-floor walls are paintings by artists Karen Heidler, Irene Kerr, Christine Morano and Patricia Ann Ritter, as well as stencil prints by Masao Yamada. Also, special to the gallery is an exhibit of works by Jasmine Munford. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving). Call 544-5400.

Apply now for spot in Kiwanis parade

Applications are being accepted through Monday for the 34th annual Brooksville Kiwanis Christmas Parade, which will be Dec. 13 in downtown Brooksville. This year's parade theme is "Christmas Around the World." The grand marshals will be "Papa Joe" Giarrantana and his wife, Donna. Honored will be this year's Great Brooksvillian, Dr. Paul Farmer. Entry fees are $50 for commercial and for-profit groups, $15 for individuals and single horses, and $25 for all other entries and horse groups. Applications are available online at For information, call (352) 799-8587.

Today's pick

Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary gift fair: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Brooksville Regional Hospital, conference room near cafeteria, 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 442-0169.

Hernando deaths

Garcia, Marco T.

Juutilainen, Harold M.

Martel, Jean Edward

Poggi, George John

Russo, Rose

Zahn, Ernest "Fred"

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Firefighters unite for annual holiday event in Spring Hill 11/24/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 10:20am]
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