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Spring Fling on tap, Memorial Day ceremonies slated


Spring Fling on tap at school

The Arc Nature Coast will host a Spring Fling Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at West Hernando Middle School, 14325 Ken Austin Parkway.

There will be a DJ, pizza, snacks and beverages. Admission is $2 per person. For information, call (352) 544-2322, ext. 109.


Memorial Day events across Hernando

The following events will be offered in observance of Memorial Day:

• Standing Tall For Veterans will host a flag-raising ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dunkin Donuts, 1185 S Broad St., Brooksville. The Hernando High School Junior ROTC will raise the flag as a vocalist will sing the national anthem. Music will be provided by Kenn E. Grube. Members of American Legion Post 99 will be in attendance. Dunkin Donuts will serve free ice tea from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Standing Tall will sell "Operations Thanks to You" discount cards for $10. Autoway Ford will have a gas-saving vehicle on display and Tactical Supply of Brooksville will have a vintage military vehicle on display. Visitors can register to win a pair of Tampa Bay Rays baseball tickets for a game in June. For information, call Chuck Bennett at (352) 238-3148 or visit

• A special service will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. There will be a color guard, special music and electronic photos of veterans at the church. Also, Dr. Chuck Fightmaster, who served in the U.S. Navy, will speak and offer prayer for troops currently serving. All veterans and active military personnel are welcome. For information, call (352) 683-2863.

• Florida National Cemetery Joint Veterans Committee will present its annual Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave., Bushnell. Steve Jerve of WFLA-TV will be the master of ceremonies. Josh Autry will lead the Hernando High School Band as they perform patriotic music prior to the ceremony. Linda Burnette will sing patriotic songs and Laura Riley and Naomi McClain will play the bagpipes. Gayle Williams will play taps. There will be a gun salute by the Florida National Guard, the posting of colors, and a fly-over by the Ye Mystic Air Krewe. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Call the cemetery at (352) 793-7740.

• The public is invited to the High Point Community Memorial Day program at 11 a.m. Monday at the community center at 12249 Clubhouse Blvd. The call to colors will be led by Michael A. Tranchida on trumpet. A rifle salute will be led by Jimmy Schultz, color guard commander at American Legion Post 186. American Legion Post Commander Frank Babicz, along with members of the High Point Fire Department, will present military service banners. David Farr will deliver the invocation and Jack Waldron will sing the national anthem. There will be indoor tributes and musical selections, as well as a benediction by Chaplain Charles Haig. Call Jack at (352) 597-1113.


Hospital auxiliary seeks volunteers

Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary is seeking volunteers for various positions.

Morning and afternoon shifts are available.

Year-round residents are preferred. Those interested can call (352) 544-6117 or (352) 544-6080 for information, or visit


Ministry seeks gold donations

Life Made Simple Ministries will host a Gifts of Gold event at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Upper Deck Beach Bar and Grill, 5386 Darlene St.

For a donation of unwanted gold, which will be accepted at the indoor dining area, children are invited to participate in a treasure hunt at the outdoor beach area at 2 p.m., an indoor breakdance battle at 3 p.m. and an outdoor drum circle at 4 p.m.

Those who donate their unwanted gold are encouraged to put the gold in a glass bottle for recycling.

Those who cannot come to the event but wish to make a donation can call Life Made Simple Ministries at (727) 744-1947 or e-mail to


Oak Hill hospital needs volunteers

Oak Hill Hospital Volunteer Association has a wide range of volunteer opportunities available.

Morning, afternoon and evening shifts are available. Volunteer opportunities are available in both patient-contact and nonpatient-contact areas, assisting support departments, helping in the gift shop, with special programs and also in the newly formed Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club.

Teens and adults 16 and older are welcome. For information, call Dorothy Kaelin at (352) 597-3038.

Spring Fling on tap, Memorial Day ceremonies slated 05/24/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 9:41pm]
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