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Motorcycle ride will help send packages to troops

BROOKSVILLE

Motorcycle ride will help send items to troops

Lea's Prayers and Postage will sponsor a Point to Point Ride on Sunday to support troops serving overseas. Sign-ups will be at 11:30 a.m. at Deep South Family BBQ, 7247 Cedar Lane, east of Brooksville. The ride starts at 12:30 p.m., heading for Sleepy Hollow, 10333 Gobbler Drive, Floral City. All riders receive a pin, and the first 120 riders will receive a T-shirt. There will be a 50/50 drawing at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $10; all money collected benefits Lea's Prayers and Postage, a nonprofit organization that pays the postage for packages sent to overseas troops. For information, call (352) 799-5060.

SPRING HILL

Retired firefighters seek memorial funds

Spring Hill Chapter 343 of the Retired Firefighters of New York City is seeking donations to help with the construction of the memorial garden at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. The memorial includes a piece of steel from the collapsed towers of the World Trade Center, a slate tile from the roof of the Pentagon, a canister of soil from the Shanksville, Pa., Flight 93 crash site and paving bricks with the names of every victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. There is also a small remembrance of the 17 U.S. sailors killed on the USS Cole off the coast of Yemen in 2000. All donations welcome. Engraved bricks are $50. Send donations to 9-11 Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 343, Brooksville, FL 34601. Call (352) 686-4401 or (352) 683-7966.

Today's picks

Chinsegut Night Hike: 8-10 p.m., Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Free. Bring a flashlight and insect repellent. (352) 754-6722.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Substance Abuse Policy Advisory Board, 4 p.m., Clerk of Circuit Court's Office, first-floor conference room, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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