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Hernando County charities seek donations for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week


Donations sought for homeless, hungry

As part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week this week, donations are being collected for a number of local charitable organizations.

Items needed include deodorant, feminine hygiene items, diapers, toothbrushes and toothpaste, razors and shaving cream, bug repellent, hand sanitizer and wipes, shower gel, sunscreen, cans with pop-top lids, bottled water, drink boxes, peanut butter, flashlights, batteries, cell phones with 911 service, bike tire repair kits, Band-Aids, battery powered alarm clocks, new underwear, socks, T-shirts and gift cards.

Donations may be dropped off at any of the following organizations and government offices:

• Children's Home Society, Hernando County, 201 Howell Ave., Suite 300, Brooksville.

• Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, 16244 Spring Hill Drive, south of Brooksville.

• Hernando County Health and Human Services Department, 20 N Main St., Room 161, Brooksville.

• Jericho Road Ministries, 1090 Mondon Hill Road, Brooksville, and also at the Jericho Road thrift stores at 15319 Cortez Blvd., and 16479 Wiscon Road, Brooksville; 31170 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor, and 5260 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

• Mid Florida Community Services, 820 Kennedy Blvd., Brooksville.

• Rising Sun Cafe, for Love Your Neighbor, 10 S Main St., Brooksville.

• St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store, 1291 Kass Circle, Spring Hill.

• New Beginnings Youth Shelter, 18377 Sheriff Mylander Way, Brooksville.

For information, contact Barbara Wheeler at the Mid Florida Homeless Coalition at (352) 860-2308 or


Market on Main offers produce and more

Market on Main Street will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on Main Street, between Broad and Jefferson streets, as well as in the city parking lot off Main Street.

There will be live music, plants and produce, crafts and jewelry, and various family activities. Pets are welcome.

The free event is sponsored by the Brooksville Business Alliance. For information or for vendor spaces, call Lisa at (352) 428-9275.


Blood donors may win 'Twilight' tickets

A Twilight: Breaking Dawn movie blood drive with the LifeSouth bloodmobile will be from 3:30 to 9 p.m. today at Walmart, 13300 Cortez Blvd.

All blood donors will receive a limited edition Twilight T-shirt and be entered into a drawing to win a pair of movie tickets.

To donate, you must be at least 17 (those 16 can donate with written parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and show a valid photo ID.

For information, call (352) 596-2002.


Central High NJROTC inspection is Friday

The annual inspection of Central High School Navy Junior ROTC cadets will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the school, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway.

The ROAR Regiment cadets will be in full uniform and formation. Dignitaries of various military divisions will be in attendance.

The Central High School NJROTC has been ranked No. 1 in the state of Florida for the past eight years, and last year was ranked No. 2 in the nation.

Community members are invited to the inspection. For information, call (352) 797-7020.


Line dance social steps off Nov. 26

The next Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St.

A DJ will entertain. Guests may bring their own snacks, beverages and ice. No lessons are provided, but instructors will be on hand to give assistance.

Admission is $5. For information, call (352) 397-6088.

Hernando County charities seek donations for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 11/16/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:11pm]
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