Inmate help center to be dedicated Sunday
A new faith-based program aimed at helping former jail inmates make the transition to life on the outside will be dedicated this weekend. Covenant House, a ministry of New Hope Baptist Church on County Line Road, opened in May. The church, which formed a separate corporation to oversee the ministry, also has partnered with other community agencies in Hernando and Pasco counties. The 18-month residential program offers formerly incarcerated men instruction in job skills and character development. The group's next goal is to offer a women's program in Pasco County. The service is set for 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, 420 Howell Ave. A tour of the house will follow. For information, call 1-888-582-4800.
Party planned for farm workers' children
The San Antonio Rotary Club will host a Back to School party for 30 children from Farm-Workers Self-Help at the San Antonio Animal Hospital from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 1 . The children will receive a tour of the facility, be able to pet animals and get lunch. Each child will receive a backpack full of school supplies. The animal hospital is at 32347 State Road 52 in San Antonio. Call (352) 588-2132.
Here's your chance to be mayor, sort of
The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce is seeking people to run for the position of Honorary Mayor of Land O'Lakes. Filing fee is $50 and applications are available by calling (813) 909-2722.