Rotary survey hopes to take pulse of area
Attention residents of the greater Brandon area: The local Rotary Club wants your help in assessing the community's strengths and weaknesses. The Rotary Club of Brandon '86 put together a survey, asking questions such as: Do young adults have ample opportunities available for education, fun activities or other activities? Is the greater Brandon area a good place to raise children? How effective are local charities and do you support them? Visit www.brandon86rotary.com to find the survey in its entirety.
Free physicals for kids entering school
Students entering a Florida school for the first time this fall are eligible for free physicals and immunizations. Dates and locations in southeastern Hillsborough include: Saturday at Walden Lake Medical Arts Center, 1601 W Timberlane Drive, Plant City, (813) 754-4444; Aug. 15 at Beth Shields Middle School, 3902 19th Ave. NE, Ruskin, (813) 870-4747; Aug. 22 at Brandon Regional Hospital, Classroom B, 260 S Moon Ave., Brandon, (813) 870-4747. Appointments are required at the Plant City and Ruskin locations, but not in Brandon. All three locations will open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A parent or guardian must be present with immunization records. Physicals will not be provided for sports, Head Start or child care.
Lennard High to hold cheerleading meeting
Lennard High School will hold an informational meeting at 9 a. m. Monday for students interested in trying out for cheerleading this fall. The meeting is in Room 509 at the school, 2002 E Shell Point Road, Ruskin. Paperwork for fall sports is available in the school's main office. For more information, call assistant principal for administration David New at (813) 641-5611, extension 238.
Fundraiser to benefit girl with cancer
The Big Belly Burgers Bash, a fundraiser for a 6-year-old girl who has stage 4 neuroblastoma, will take place Aug. 14, 15 and 16 at 109 Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon. Aug. 14 will be medical personnel appreciation night and will include live music, a silent auction and door prizes. There will be kids' activities, a bike run, a car show, a craft show and an Elvis tribute Aug. 15. On Aug. 16, there will be a Beach Bash Buffet and Tacky Tourist contest. Proceeds will benefit Morgan Pierce and All Children's Hospital. Call Big Belly Burgers at (813) 685-1911.
Putnam to speak at Agriculture Breakfast
U.S. Rep. Adam Putnam will be the guest speaker at the Salute to Agriculture Breakfast next week in Plant City. The event is at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Red Rose Inn and Suites, 2011 N Wheeler St. Several agriculture awards will be given out. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling the Plant City Chamber of Commerce at (813) 754-3707.
YMCAs seeks sponsors for charity fundraiser
Brandon area YMCAs seek sponsors for their "Corks and Forks" charity event, which takes place at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Campo Family YMCA, 3414 Culbreth Road, Valrico. This year's theme is Viva Carnivale! and will celebrate the tastes of South America. The event raised $30,000 last year to help hundreds of kids participate in YMCA activities. To become a sponsor, call Mags Oldman at (813) 684-1371.