Shelter takes save-more-pets Challenge
Pasco County Animal Services has accepted the $100K Challenge. The Land O'Lakes shelter is one of 50 shelters across the country that will compete this summer to break their own records for saving animals' lives. Throughout June, July and August, each competing shelter must save more dogs, cats, puppies and kittens than it did during the same three months in 2012. The winners of the contest, sponsored by the ASPCA and daytime TV host Rachael Ray, will split $600,000 in prize grants, including a $100,000 grand prize for the shelter with the greatest increase in saved lives. "The ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is a great motivator for our team and for the residents and businesses of Pasco County," said Pasco Animal Services manager John Malley. "This challenge can help connect hundreds of beautiful dogs and cats in our shelter with just the right families." For information on adoptions, or to volunteer at the shelter, call (813) 929-1212 or visit pascocountyfl.net and select "Animal Services."
Rep. Bilirakis hosts two open houses
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, is hosting open house events Wednesday at new Pasco County offices in New Port Richey and Wesley Chapel. Residents can meet with the congressman and enjoy light refreshments. The first event is from 9 to 11 a.m. at 7132 Little Road, New Port Richey. The second event is from 3 to 5 p.m. at 5901 Argerian Drive, Suite 102, Wesley Chapel.
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Lecture: Booker T. Washington
David H. Jackson Jr., a history professor from Florida A&M University and expert on Booker T. Washington, will present the first lecture for Pasco-Hernando Community College's 2013 Black History Month program at 1 p.m. Feb. 4. The lecture, "Booker T. Washington Tour of Florida: March 1912," will be held in Room R-151, A of the PHCC West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road. For information, call (727) 816-3192.
Fun, fact-finding at resource fair
A free event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9 in Holiday Lake Estates providing information on community services as well as fun activities for local families. The event, which will be held on the fields of Paul R. Smith Middle School, 1410 Sweetbriar Drive, will include information on Healthy Start, career and job assistance, low income resources, help with addiction, income tax preparation and health care resources. There will also be children's activities, face painting and free food and drinks. For information call (727) 375-8801, ext. 2232.
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