Tuesday, January 23, 2018
News Roundup

Rep. Rich Nugent accepting submissions for Angels in Adoption program

COUNTYWIDE

Nominations sought for Angels program

The office of U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent is accepting submissions for this year's Angels in Adoption program. To nominate an individual or organization, submit a letter to Nugent's office at 16224 Spring Hill Drive, Brooksville, FL, 34604. Nominees must be residents of the 5th Congressional District. Submissions must be received by July 24. The winner will be invited to attend the Angels in Adoption gala later this year in Washington, D.C. The winner will be responsible for airfare and accommodations. The Angels in Adoption campaign is a national movement to raise awareness about adoption. For information, call Shirley Anderson at (352) 799-8354.

Stuff the Bus with school supplies

The United Way of Hernando County will conduct its sixth-annual Stuff the Bus school supply event July 27 to 29 at locations throughout Hernando County. Hernando County teachers are invited to sign up to receive free supplies for their classrooms. The deadline is July 13. For information, call (352) 688-2026 or visit unitedwayhernando.net.

SPRING HILL

Donate school supplies, money

To prepare for the annual backpack giveaway for local schoolchildren, a Tools for School fundraiser will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Winn-Dixie, 11092 Spring Hill Drive. A bus from the Boys & Girls Club of Hernando County will collect donations of school supplies and backpacks. Raffle tickets will be sold to win prizes. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Checks should be made payable to Devereux Kids and mailed to the attention of Noreen St. Jean, 5404 Applegate Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34606. The backpack giveaway will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Send email [email protected]

Rack 'em up or deal for fundraiser

Compassion for All His Creatures will have its fourth annual Texas Hold'em and 8-ball Tournament fundraiser at 1 p.m. July 21 at Capone's Billiards, 10463 County Line Road. Doors open at noon. More than $1,500 in donations will be given away, with prizes going to the top six finishers in each category. There will be raffles and door prizes throughout the day. Call Peggy at (352) 754-9692.

BROOKSVILLE

Some properties deserve your vote

Brooksville's Beautification Board is accepting nominations for the Margaret R. Ghiotto Residential and Commercial Improvement Awards. The awards are presented to city homeowners and businesses in recognition of improvements made to their properties. Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 31. Forms are available online at cityofbrooksville.us (select the "Downloads" tab, then "Board Agendas and Minutes"). The Beautification Board also wants to be notified of any properties now in the beginning stages of renovations, so photos can be taken during the transformation process. Contact Lindsay Morgan at (352) 540-3810 or [email protected]

Today's pick

'Reading is Fun' summer youth program: 5-5:30 p.m., New Song Worship Center, 6001 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (727) 808-4096.

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