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Help United Way gather school supplies at Stuff the Bus event

COUNTYWIDE

Help United Way with school supplies

United Way of Hernando County is sponsoring the annual "Stuff the Bus" school supply drive for Hernando County teachers from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 29-31 at locations throughout the county.

Residents are encouraged to drop off school supplies or gift cards at one of the bus locations:

• Publix supermarkets at 160 Mariner Blvd., at County Line Road, Spring Hill; 14371 Spring Hill Drive, at Barclay Avenue, Spring Hill; 9595 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee; 13455 County Line Road, at Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill; and 19390 Cortez Blvd., in Brooksville Square, Brooksville.

• Walmart stores at 1485 Commercial Way, Spring Hill; 13300 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill; and 7305 Broad St., Brooksville.

• Staples, 4210 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

"Stuff the Bus" is a communitywide effort that focuses on bringing supplies to local teachers and their classrooms. All donations stay in Hernando County. For information, visit unitedwayhernando.net or call (352) 688-2026.

BROOKSVILLE

Operation Backpack helps out local kids

The Hernando County Association of Realtors, in conjunction with Friends of the Children Inc., will sponsor Operation Backpack at 10 a.m. Aug. 13 at the Jerome Brown Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane.

The program offers free backpacks and school supplies for Hernando County children entering kindergarten through eighth grades. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

HCAR is also selling $5 raffle tickets to win a 55-inch Vizio flat screen television, valued at $950. The drawing will be Aug. 8. Proceeds benefit Operation Backpack. Monetary donations are also needed. Checks can be made payable to Friends of the Children Inc. Visit hernandorealtors.com or call (352) 799-1971.

BROOKSVILLE

Builders' Cash Bash has 'reverse drawing'

The Hernando Builders Association will host a Summer Night Cash Bash 2011 at 6 p.m. Aug. 27 in Heffernan Hall at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd.

The event includes a reverse drawing, where all tickets sold will be drawn, with the last ticket drawn being the grand prize winner. The grand prize is $10,000, second place is $1,000 and third place is $500. After the grand prize is awarded, there will be a "last chance" bonus drawing for $300 (must be present to win the "last chance" drawing).

There will also be food, music, live and silent auctions. Among the gifts being auctioned will be a trip package for five couples to the annual Charlie Daniels' Golf Classic and Country Concert at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, donated by Sunrise Propane (valued at $8,500).

Only 400 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $60 for one drawing and one dinner, or $80 for one drawing and two dinners. Draft beer will be provided at no cost. A liquor bar will be available.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Arc Nature Coast. For information or tickets, call (352) 596-1114 or e-mail to brenda@hernandobuilders.com.

BROOKSVILLE

Prescription abuse is new committee focus

The Hernando County Anti-Drug Coalition will hold the first meeting of the Prescription Drug Abuse Committee at 4 p.m. July 28 at BayCare Behavior Health, 7074 Grove Road.

For information, visit the website at hernandoantidrug.org or call (352)-596-8000.

SPRING HILL

Clean your car, grab a bite, help Springstead

The Springstead High School Band will have a carwash fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 30 at Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd.

Also, from 1 to 4 p.m. that day, Chick-fil-A will have a Springstead Band Spirit Day. Patrons who say they wish to help the band will have a portion of their purchase cost go to the band.

For information, call Rick Dasher, band instructor, at (352) 797-7010, ext. 223.

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