Olympic fest for all ages will be Sept. 15
Olympic Fest 2012 will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd. The event will include runs for all age groups (3 years and older) as well as a variety of activities for children. There will be live music and a raffle. Special Olympics athletes will start the event with a relay run and the national anthem. Vendors will sell a variety of products, food and drinks. Sponsors and vendors are invited to participate. Donations of gift cards, baskets and other raffle items are needed. Spaces for organizations that are not selling anything are $20; vendor spaces are $30. Proceeds will benefit the Hernando County Special Olympics. Call (352) 597-0050 or send email to email@example.com.
Nominate folks who beautify city
The city of Brooksville's Beautification Board is accepting nominations through Friday for the Margaret R. Ghiotto Residential and Commercial Improvement Awards. The awards are presented to city home owners and businesses in recognition of improvements made to their properties. Forms are available online at cityofbrooksville.us (select "Downloads" tab, then "Board Agendas and Minutes"). For information, contact Lindsay Morgan at (352) 540-3810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinic offers free medical supplies
Crescent Community Clinic, through its Medical Equipment Exchange, now offers some medical supplies and equipment for individuals who cannot afford to purchase them. Among the items available for a donation are walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, lancets and tubing. To see everything that is available, go to the crescentclinic page on Facebook. To arrange a time for a pickup, call the clinic at (352) 610-9916.
IRS, United Way seek tax helpers
The United Way of Hernando County, in partnership with the IRS, is seeking Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers to help Hernando County residents for the upcoming tax season, starting in January. Volunteer tax preparers should be computer literate and have good communication skills. All VITA volunteers will attend a training class in December, then become IRS-certified to prepare tax returns. Other volunteer opportunities include greeters and site coordinators. Those interested may complete a Volunteer Hernando application and indicate they are interested in becoming a VITA volunteer. Applications are available online at unitedway hernando.net. For information, call (352) 688-2026.
Bike run for scholarships: Sign-ups 9:30-11 a.m., Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. $10 per rider; additional cards $5. (352) 596-1922 or (352) 597-7979.