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Friends of the Poor Walk steps off Sept. 26 in Brooksville

BROOKSVILLE

Walk to help the poor steps off on Sept. 26

The Hernando/Citrus District of the St. Vincent De Paul Society is seeking sponsors and participants for its second annual Friends of the Poor Walk on Sept. 26 at the Suncoast Trail at Gar Road, off Cortez Boulevard. As the number of people living below the poverty level grows locally, the walk is aimed at helping meet the growing need for food, clothing, furniture, transportation, utilities, rent and mortgage assistance. Last year's event helped more than 8,000 families in the two counties. There is no cost to register. Groups and individuals are invited. To learn more, contact Woody at (352) 596-4730 or [email protected] Information is available on the national Web site at svdpfriendsofthepoorwalk.org.

Drop off donations for the troops

As part of its Troop Appreciation Campaign, the Committee Against Assaults on Law Enforcement Officers has "Support Our Troops" boxes set up at: Brooksville Chiropractic, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, Mr. & Ms. Beauty Salon, Rogers' Christmas House Village, the Wing and Pizza Barn, Debbie's Hair Gallery, Killingsworth Agency Inc., Christ Lutheran Church, Clover Leaf Farms, the Hernando County Republican Executive Committee, Publix Supermarket (Brooksville Square), the Florida Highway Patrol, the Driver's License Bureau and at Golden Corral. Donations, letters or cards for soldiers overseas can be dropped off now through Oct. 26. Call Mickey Cook at (352) 797-9102 or Charlene Gencen at (352) 397-3364.

Hour of Prayer is set for Saturday

Christians from all backgrounds and denominations will come together for an Hour of Prayer at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. The event will take place around the entire grounds of the courthouse and government center complex. It will include county officials and workers, pastors and church members throughout Hernando County and others. Call (352) 238-8690 or (352) 398-9979.

COUNTYWIDE

Hours to change at waste stations

Residents are reminded that hours of operation at the Hernando County Solid Waste and Recycling Division's transfer stations will change as of Tuesday. The East Hernando Transfer Station, 33070 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor, and West Hernando Transfer Station, 2525 Osowaw Blvd., Spring Hill, will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Hours will remain the same at the Northwest Solid Waste Facility at 14450 Landfill Road, north of Brooksville, which is open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays. Call (352) 754-4112.

Today's picks

Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show: noon to 4 p.m., VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. $12 at the door. (352) 796-0398.

"Let's Get Solar in the Sunshine State," an alternative energy expo: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Shoppes of Towne Square, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 683-3151.

VFW Post 9236 Men's Auxiliary breakfast: 9 a.m.-noon, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. $6. (352) 596-9236.

Hernando deaths

A detailed list of obituaries is published in Section B.

Friends of the Poor Walk steps off Sept. 26 in Brooksville 08/29/09 [Last modified: Saturday, August 29, 2009 4:31am]
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