Photography project to give kids new view
The Hernando County Fine Arts Council will have an organizational meeting for its South Brooksville Photography Project at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd. (at Brooksville Regional Hospital), west of Brooksville.
The project calls for local professional and amateur photographers to work with children ages 10 to 14 from south Brooksville on camera skills and taking pictures of their neighborhoods. Several area churches have volunteered to sponsor children, which includes providing funds to buy digital cameras for participating youth. The goal is to introduce children to the art of photography and to view their neighborhood in an artistic and positive perspective.
A second part of the project will be the collection of photographs of south Brooksville from 30 to 40 years ago.
At the end of the mentoring sessions, the children's photography and the old pictures will be exhibited around the county.
The project began from a suggestion by JoAnn Munford, a south Brooksville community leader, to help children appreciate the past, present and future of their neighborhood.
Members of the Spring Hill Camera Club have volunteered to participate. Other photographers interested in helping with this project are asked to call Jerry Cowling at (352) 797-0984.
Charity steering committee to meet
A meeting of the Local Steering Committee for Hernando County's Florida State Employees' Charitable Campaign will be at noon Sept. 1 at the United Way of Hernando County, 4030 Commercial Way.
Call (352) 688-2026.