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Hillsborough briefs: Animal Services cuts hours

Hillsborough County

Animal services cuts service hours

Budget cuts seem to be everywhere, and Hillsborough County Animal Services is no exception.

The agency will cut the hours of operation at its animal surrender gate effective Oct. 1.

The new hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Monday and Friday and 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. The change is due to budget cuts, spokeswoman Marti Ryan said in a news release last week.

The animal surrender gate allows residents to turn in unwanted animals. The agency advises pet owners to look for other alternatives first, because there is no guarantee their pet will be adopted.

Call Animal Services at 744-5660 or visit www.hills for more information.


Day's goal: Send 1,500 cards to troops

Looking for a way to show your appreciation to deployed troops? Check out the World Card Making Day event sponsored by Brandon's honorary mayor, Tammy Holmberg, and Jeri Fontana, local vendor for Stampin' Up!

Anyone who'd like to participate is invited to gather from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 4. at Buckhorn Springs Golf and Country Club.

The goal: Make 1,500 cards to send to troops overseas.

The cards will carry holiday themes, and the idea is for troops to fill out the cards and send them to family members and friends back home.

Fontana has been in the Army and has been deployed twice, and her husband is now deployed. She regularly sends cards to deployed service members.

The country club is at 2721 S Miller Road in Valrico.

Contact Fontana at jeri or 684-3415 for more information or to share the address of a deployed service member who might like to receive cards.


Y seeks better ways to help Hispanics

The Brandon Family YMCA is reaching out with a Hispanic Community Forum from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Y, 3097 S Kingsway Road in Seffner.

The event aims to help the YMCA learn more about how to support and serve Hispanic families and children throughout the community with programs such as sports and summer camps.

YMCA has helped children and families in the Brandon area for more than 20 years. As they plan for the next 20 years, they would like to learn more about how to better serve members of the Hispanic community.

Refreshments and free childcare provided for children ages 7 and younger. Call 685-5402 for more information.

Senior fest features music, food, vendors

Celebrate senior citizens at the Hillsborough County Department of Aging's Brandon Senior Fun Fest from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

The fest is at the Brandon Community Center, 502 E Sadie St. The event kicks off with a fun walk at 8:30 a.m. and includes vendors, music, entertainment, lunch and informational displays. Call Amy Carrier, county aging services project coordinator, at 272-5162, for more information.

Wildlife conservation group plans banquet

The local chapter of Ducks Unlimited holds its annual banquet and auction at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Brandon Elks Lodge, 800 Centennial Lodge Drive.

The organization, which supports waterfowl, wetlands and wildlife conservation, has about 275 members in its East Hillsborough chapter.

Call 685-0365 for more information.


Bunko event benefits leukemia society

The MOMS Club of Lithia is holding a bunko event to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The "Roll for a Cure" event featuring the popular dice game will take place Nov. 20 at the Palmetto Club in FishHawk Ranch. In addition to bunko, the event will feature a raffle, 50/50 drawing, food, desserts, DJ and a cash bar.

Last year's event drew 200 people and raised more than $8,500.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's mission is to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, as well as improve the quality of life for patients and families.

For more information, call 657-0188.


Fundraiser features salsa dancing, cigars

The Apollo Beach Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual silent auction from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Ruskin Moose Lodge. Proceeds from the event will help support the 2009 Manatee Festival of the Arts.

The Night in Havana-themed event will feature cigar rolling, a salsa dance contest, Cuban food and more. Tickets can be purchased at the chamber on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on tickets, the salsa contest, or to donate an item to the silent auction, call the chamber at 645-1366.


Reps to talk about hearing aids

The Hearing Loss Association of Sun City Center will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W.

Representatives from Verizon Wireless and Jitterbug will discuss cell phones that are compatible with hearing aids and cochlear implants.

There will be opportunities to test cell phones with your hearing device before and after the meeting.

For more information, call Barbara Riley at 634-1706.

Hillsborough briefs: Animal Services cuts hours 09/25/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 1:14pm]
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