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Notes of thanks
The Spring Hill Garden Club expresses its sincere appreciation to Mark Bowman of Bowman Overhead Doors for the support concerning a maintenance problem at the Spring Hill landmark waterfall.
Mr. Bowman repaired the garage door on the utility shed and painted it, as well as the two planters outside the shed, at no expense to the club. His expertise, time and generosity were greatly appreciated.
The garden club resumed responsibility for the waterfall in 2011 when the county could no longer afford to do so. Since that time, no taxpayer funds have been used, thanks to the generosity of clubs, organizations, businesses and individuals. For information on how to donate, call (352) 683-9933 or visit naturecoastgardens.com.
Shirley Jacques, Spring Hill Garden Club publicist
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The first Chinsegut Hill Celebration, held Nov. 15 and 16, was a huge success for the Friends of Chinsegut Hill's efforts to restore and reopen historic Chinsegut Hill. During the event, many new members joined and we exceeded our fundraising goal.
Honorary event chairman, Sonny Vegara, opened the program with a thank you to sponsors, committee members and those present. Speakers included Gary Mormino, former USF professor; Tammy Heon, Hernando tourism development coordinator; and Christie Anderberg, executive director.
Despite the weather, artists, vendors, musicians and conservation organizations set up and welcomed visitors.
Results of the art show included: Debra Mixon Holiday, best of show for her graphics. In fine arts, Tony Moore won first place, Peter Gerbert second place and Myrna Bradshaw, third place. In fine crafts, Craig Quirolo took first place, Alexis Ellis second place and Gloriela Hendrickson third place.
Thanks to the 36 local businesses that sponsored event expenses, every dollar raised will be matched by the Felburn Foundation for upgrades and operation expenses.
Jan Knowles, president
Friends of Chinsegut Hill