Pro wrestlers invade armory this Sunday
Full Impact Pro will present the second annual Eddie Graham Memorial Battle of the Belts on Sunday at the National Guard Armory, 16386 Spring Hill Drive.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and showtime is at 6 p.m.
Ringside tickets are $20. Tickets for general seating are $12 in advance or $15 at the door; tickets for children 13 and younger are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
The wrestling event features defender Tyler Black vs. Delirious for the FIP world heavyweight title match and defender MsChif vs. Mercedes Martinez for the Shimmer women's title match.
There will be an eight-man Battle of the Belts tournament. Winners will meet in the semifinals and finals later that evening.
To purchase advance tickets, call (352) 422-4582 or visit www.fullimpactpro.com.
Competitions honor Black History Month
The Black Educators Caucus is sponsoring a poster and essay competition in honor of Black History Month.
The theme is African-American(s) in Government (local, state or national).
The competition is open to minority students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade can enter the poster contest; students in grades 6 to 12 can enter the oral essay competition.
Prizes will be awarded in three levels. There will be a $100 first-place award for grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Prizes will also be awarded to second- and third-place winners at each level.
Students interested in entering the competition can pick up an information packet from their school office.
Poster competition criteria for grades K-5 include: must use 22-by-28-inch poster paper; must have a title; may use drawing, painting, collage or a combination of all three; be creative; writing must be neat and legible; and the student's name must be on the back of the poster.
Participants will present their posters to a panel of judges on the day of the competition. They will be asked to give a brief description and explanation of their posters.
Oral essay competitors must adhere to the following criteria: the essay must be centered on the theme; it must be between three minutes and five minutes in length; and participants must dress appropriately.
Entry forms must be received no later than Feb. 28.
They must be submitted to Bonnie Inmon, 81 Markham Lane, Brooksville, FL 34601, or sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The competition will be at 2 p.m. March 7 at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 600 Wood Drive, Brooksville.
For information, call Christene Yant at (352) 683-2766 or Viennessee Black at (352) 544-2714.