Monday, February 19, 2018
News Roundup

Spaghetti dinner to fund scholarships for children of fallen firefighters, police officers

BROOKSVILLE

Have spaghetti to fund college scholarships

A "Spaghetti Roll" fundraiser for the Gold Shield Foundation will be Friday at Horse Lake Plaza on the State Road 50 truck route. A DJ will entertain at 5:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., there will be a buffet-style spaghetti-and-meatball dinner with outdoor seating for about 100. The band Blues Pig will perform at 7 p.m. There will also be door prizes and raffles. Bring lawn chairs. Dinner tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 to 10; children 2 and younger eat free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Lizzie T's Coffee House in Horse Lake Plaza. Call (352) 593-4184. Admission to the event is free; a $5 donation is requested from those who don't buy dinner. The Gold Shield Foundation provides college scholarships to children of fallen firefighters and police officers.

Tickets available for prom for adults

Tickets are still available for "Dancing for Dawn," a prom for adults benefiting the Dawn Center, which will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. Entertainment will be provided by the Quitters. Appetizers and desserts will be served. There will be door prizes and a photo opportunity. Guests will have a choice of a cocktail or draft beer, and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $35 each and are available at the White Daisy Salon and Day Spa, 414 E Liberty St., Brooksville, or Karen and Co. Barber Shop, 7080 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Call Gypsie MacSweeney at the White Daisy, (352) 754-2422.

Festival parade's deadline is today

Today is the deadline to register for the Florida Blueberry Festival Parade, which will be downtown at 6:30 p.m. May 4. The parade theme is "Get the Blues." Trophies will be awarded. Commercial entry fees are $75 (an additional $50 if a third unit is entered); all other entries and horse groups are $50 (an additional $25 if a third unit is entered). Fees for individuals and single-horse entries are $35. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. Contact Karen Beasley at [email protected] or Lindsay Morgan at (352) 540-3856 or [email protected] festival.org.

COUNTYWIDE

Deputies looking for citizen volunteers

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office Citizen Volunteer Corps is accepting applications for its public service aide program. Volunteers serve on patrol, handle minor calls for service from residents and assist patrol deputies in nonemergency cases. Volunteers receive training. The next PSA Academy begins June 12. The application deadline is Monday. Applications are available at the Sheriff's Office, 18900 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, or 7499 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 797-3678 or visit hernando sheriff.org.

Today's pick

Library to show 'Moneyball': 2 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The movie is rated PG-13. Free. (352) 540-6374.

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