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Kindergarteners through fifth-graders invited to enter Mother's Day poetry contest


Young poets can enter contest for mother's day

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade can join a Mother's Day poetry contest as part of the 27th annual Art in the Park on April 30 and May 1 at Tom Varn Park. The winner gets a $50 U.S. savings bond. The winner and runners-up will recite their poems at Art in the Park. The poems will be judged by members of Just Poets. Poems can be in any style, from four to 16 lines, and can be e-mailed to Include the student's name, age, grade, school, parents' names, address, telephone number and e-mail address. Entries must be received by April 22. The winner and runners-up will be contacted by April 30. Visit or call (352) 754-4788.


Sheriff, staff will be servers at fundraiser

Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis and his staff will participate in a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Dukes American Grill, 1320 Commercial Way. The sheriff and staff will serve dinner in exchange for donations (tips). Money raised will benefit the Special Olympics, which provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities or closely related developmental disabilities. Call Lt. Cinda Moore at (352) 754-6830.

Today's picks

Fish Night at VFW Post 9236: 4:30-7 p.m. Prices vary $5.50-$7.50, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Relay for Life of Spring Hill: 6 p.m. today through 11 a.m. Saturday, Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. 1-800-940-1969, ext. 5610.

Celebration of Poetry: 7-9 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, Room B104, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 797-5109.

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Kindergarteners through fifth-graders invited to enter Mother's Day poetry contest 04/14/11 [Last modified: Thursday, April 14, 2011 7:12pm]
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