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Pasco Association for Challenged Kids Inc. to host fundraisers for summer camp



The Pasco Association for Challenged Kids Inc. needs to raise $35,000 to offer a summer camp for children with disabilities. The group is seeking monetary donations and holding a variety of fundraisers. A spaghetti dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. May 8 at Eagles Club on Klosterman Road in Palm Harbor. Cost is $6. A '60s Dance will be from 3 to 7 p.m. May 16 at the Jasmine Lakes Civic Association, 7137 Jasmine Blvd. in Port Richey. There will be raffles and food for sale. Cost is $5 for adults; $3 for children 12 and younger. To obtain information, to donate or to purchase tickets, contact Jane Johnston at (727) 848-4485 or e-mail

Kindergarten registration May 3

Kindergarten registration will be held May 3 at all Pasco County elementary schools. Families are asked to bring:

1. Birth certificate

2. Proof of residency (i.e., a utility bill)

3. Child's Social Security card (if available)

4. Medical record of immunizations (see for a list of immunizations)

5. Copy of most recent physical exam (within one year)

Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to start kindergarten in the 2010-11 school year. Contact the school of your choice for specific registration times. Registration for Odessa Elementary, slated to open in August, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at Trinity Elementary School, 2209 Duck Slough Blvd., New Port Richey, in the media center.


Habitat sponsoring Women Build Day

West Pasco Habitat for Humanity will sponsor a Women Build Day on May 8, for women to help build a home for a family in need. Sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, nieces and girlfriends welcome. To register and to obtain location and event information, call 727-859-9038 or e-mail


Employers eligible for new tax breaks

Pasco employers who plan to hire previously unemployed or part-time workers this year may qualify for a 6.2 percent payroll tax incentive, plus a $1,000 business tax credit. These two new tax benefits are part of a federal law signed March 18 to encourage employers to hire and retain new workers. This tax break exempts employers from their share of Social Security taxes on wages paid to workers after the date of enactment. Employers must hire unemployed workers this year (after Feb. 3 and before Jan. 1) who have been out of a job for 60 days. The second incentive allows businesses and nonprofit organizations to claim an additional general business tax credit, up to $1,000 per new worker retained for at least a year, when they file 2011 income tax returns. For information about tax incentives visit

Pasco Association for Challenged Kids Inc. to host fundraisers for summer camp 04/24/10 [Last modified: Saturday, April 24, 2010 1:25pm]
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