Bloomingdale High athletics raising funds
The Bloomingdale High School athletic department has two upcoming fundraisers.
The first, on April 1, is a barbecue dinner at the school's football field. Meals will start at 5 p.m., two hours before the baseball game against Plant City.
The $6 meals include chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, a roll and a drink. Tickets can be bought in advance from the school.
The basketball boosters will hold a golf tournament May 3 at the Bloomingdale Golfers Club, 4113 Great Golfers Club Drive, Valrico.
The cost is $85 per person and includes a player gift pack, range balls, a buffet and an awards reception, along with other goodies. Registration starts at noon, and tee time is 1 p.m. Call coach Josh Chapin at 431-3417 for more information or to register.
School receives first Catholic accreditation
St. Stephen Catholic School in Riverview recently received its first accreditation from the Florida Catholic Conference.
The school opened in 2001.
The accreditation brings several benefits, according to school officials. Middle school honors classes are now accepted for high school credit, and the school is able to start a chapter of the National Junior Honor Society.
The accreditation team from the Florida Catholic Conference conducted extensive interviews and on-site visits over a two-year period as part of the accreditation process.
The accreditation lasts for seven years, but the reaccreditation process begins again in approximately five years.
For more information about the school, call 741-9203.
Spring Spectacular fundraiser scheduled
The Summerfield Elementary School PTA in Riverview holds its Spring Spectacular fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. March 28 and March 29. The event includes rides, food, games, a rummage sale, entertainment and other activities. Summerfield Elementary is at 11990 Big Bend Road in Riverview.
Admission at the gate is free, but fees are charged for rides, food and games.
Boys can audition for 'Beauty and the Beast'
Know any budding actors? Boys between ages 8 and 12 are invited to audition for an upcoming production of Beauty and the Beast at Riverview High School.
Show performances are May 16 through May 24. Auditions are at 10 a.m. Saturday at the school, 11311 Boyette Road. Each prospective actor must bring 16 bars of music (about 30 seconds) to sing and 30 seconds of memorized speech.
Compiled by Times staff writer Jan Wesner.
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