Florida highway trooper to lead central region
The Florida Highway Patrol's Maj. Cyrus Brown was promoted to chief at a ceremony Wednesday at FHP's headquarters in Tallahassee. Brown is now the Central Regional Commander, overseeing the FHP's three central Florida troops (C, D and K), which covers Tampa to Orlando and the Florida Turnpike; this area includes Hernando County. Brown began his career with FHP in 1984, became a major in 2001, was the commander of Troop C in Tampa and had most recently been commander of Troop D in Orlando. He will remain in Orlando.
VFW Post to dedicate memorial garden
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209 will have a Family Memorial Garden Dedication at 1 p.m. Saturday at the post, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. The dedication is to honor veterans and families "brick by brick." The Veterans of Foreign Wars Family Memorial Garden features engraved bricks and a reflection pool. For information, call the post at (352) 796-0398.
Ridge Manor United Methodist Church will participate in a sunrise service at 7 a.m. Sunday at the Ridge Manor Community Center at 34240 Cortez Blvd. The service will be under the leadership of Pastor David Wild and the All Faith's Church. The location of the service was not provided in the Religion Calendar listing in Saturday's Hernando Times.
Hernando County Fair: 5 p.m.-1 a.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. Gate admission $7 for adults, $4 for ages 4 to 12 and free for ages 3 and younger; parking $2. (352) 796-4552.
Native American Intertribal Pow-Wow: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Floral Park, 9530 S Parkside Ave., off U.S. 41, Floral City. $3 for adults, $1 for ages 6 to 16 and free for children 5 and younger. (352) 400-5644 or (352) 563-2817.
Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.