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Hometown Hernando for Aug. 8

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Bash at Wiregrass Ranch wrangles $35,000 for PHSC Foundation: Proceeds from the recent Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation Bash at the Ranch event exceeded $35,000. The funds will create new scholarships, including an endowment established in honor of the Porter family. The family was recognized during the event for their contribution of 60 acres that were developed as PHSC's new Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel.

Presented by the foundation and the Musunuru family, the bash was hosted by Ted and Avis Phillip, who opened their home to PHSC supporters, staff and students. The Phillips were also honored during the event with a resolution presented by Pasco County Commissioner Kathryn Starkey and Pasco County Administrator Michele Baker.

Gideon Camp distribute New Testaments: Members of the East Hernando Gideon Camp recently gave out 61 New Testaments to Nature Coast Technical High School seniors after baccalaureate at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Spring Hill. Participating were Reed Scott, Bob McClelland, Joyce McClelland and Paul Stark.

Computer club names May's Volunteer of the Month: Carol Morkrid was recently named the Hernando Computer Club's Volunteer of the Month for May.

The retired schoolteacher taught in Brandon for 15 years before moving to Spring Hill in 2000. Prior to that, she lived in Minnesota, where she taught for 22 years. Morkrid was a past president of the Spring Hill Computer Teaching Club and joined Hernando Computer Club after the teaching club disbanded. She serves as a greeter and coffee maker for the club and calls members to remind them of coming events.

Hometown Hernando for Aug. 8 08/06/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 3:59pm]
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