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Fundraiser for Brooksville man's kidney transplant set up at CiCi's Pizza


Fund raiser at CiCi's for Bob Potter Kidney Fund

A fundraiser has been scheduled for Brooksville resident Bob Potter, who needs a kidney transplant.

Those who dine at CiCi's Pizza, 12109 Cortez Blvd., from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays through Sept. 23 can have 10 percent of net sales donated to the National Transplant Assistance Fund's Southeast Kidney Transplant Fund in Potter's name.

The buffet dinner is $4 for adults and $2.99 for children 10 and younger, and includes unlimited pizza, pasta, salad and dessert.

Those who do not have a flier for the fundraiser must mention to the cashier before the order is placed that the bill should benefit the Bob Potter Kidney Fund.

Potter is fighting end-stage renal failure and has been on dialysis three times a week. Although Potter receives VA benefits and is on Medicare, the costs of the first month after a transplant will not be covered. Funds must be raised to cover those costs before he can receive the transplant.

Credit card contributions may be made online at (enter Bob Potter in the "Find a Patient" box), or by calling toll-free 1-800-642-8399.


4-H club taking orders for annual apple sale

The Hernando County 4-H Kaleidoscope Kids are taking orders for the club's annual apple fundraiser.

Those interested can order a half bushel for $18 or a bushel for $32. A bushel is approximately 86 apples. There will be two apples available: Crispin, a hybrid green/yellow apple that is a cross between Golden Delicious and a Japanese apple (a multipurpose apple); and Empire, a hybrid red apple that is a cross between a Red Delicious and a Macintosh (slightly tarter than Crispin).

The apples will be picked, packaged and delivered to the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, with a tentative arrival date of Oct. 28. Apples must be picked up that day between 3 and 4 p.m. at the extension office, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville, or between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. at the Hernando County Government Center parking lot.

Orders must be placed by Sept. 30. All checks are to be made payable to the Kaleidoscope 4-H Club. Call Nancy Moores at (352) 754-4433.


Springstead High open house Tuesday

Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., will host an open house for parents at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The opening session will be in the gym, followed by a mini school day. During each 15-minute class period, teachers will present an overview of the course, grade requirements, class activities and information important to students' development. Call Carol Paolillo at (352) 797-7010, ext. 408.


VFW Post 8681 to host Labor Day celebration

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8681 will host a "Margaritaville" Labor Day Celebration at 1 p.m. Monday at the post, 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road.

Food and drinks will be available. Proceeds will help finance various programs for veterans and their families. Call (727) 856-1860.


Tickets available for 2010-11 dinner shows

Season tickets are now available for the 2010-11 dinner shows at Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave. Shows include:

Oct. 9: Leanne Williams as Patsy Cline. Williams has the style, mannerisms, costumes and look of the famous country singer. The program includes Sweet Dreams, Crazy and I Fall to Pieces.

Nov. 6: Jimmy Travis, a multitalented performer who does comedy and upbeat music. Travis has been on several TV shows and appeared in main showrooms in Las Vegas; Reno, Nev.; Lake Tahoe; Branson, Mo.; and Myrtle Beach, S.C. He has toured with Wynonna, the Righteous Brothers, Gregory Hines, Barbara Mandrell and the Smothers Brothers.

Dec. 18: The Marlins, a quartet of brothers who have been performing together for 25 years. They play music made famous by the Beach Boys, Beatles, Glenn Miller, Elvis and Frank Sinatra. They have appeared with Lee Greenwood, the Smothers Brothers, Randy Travis and others. The show will have a Christmas theme.

Jan. 8: The Sounds of Harry James and the Andrews Sisters, featuring trumpet player Charley Raymond. The show re-creates the look and sounds of the World War II icons.

Feb. 19: The New Odyssey. Performing together for 20 years, the group's show includes singing, comedy and audience participation. The three members perform on a total of 30 instruments.

March 12: Stephen Sorrentino presents "Voices in My Head." The Las Vegas showman does celebrity impressions, classic song parodies, stand-up comedy, improvisations, and piano, saxophone, flute and guitar music.

Each show includes dinner at 6 p.m.; showtime is at 7:30 p.m.

Season tickets for all six shows cost $156 for regular seating, $168 for prime seating. Individual tickets are $28 for regular seating, $30 for prime seating. Call (727) 868-2994, ext. 14, or visit the office at the lodge from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Fundraiser for Brooksville man's kidney transplant set up at CiCi's Pizza 09/02/10 [Last modified: Thursday, September 2, 2010 9:35pm]
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