Hometown Hernando for Jan. 19

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Hometown Hernando is devoted to everyday life in our county, whether it's snapshots from your family reunion or a few lines thanking someone for a job well done. Call Hometown Hernando news coordinator Jean Hayes at (352) 848-1438, fax (352) 754-6133, or jhayes@tampabay.com.

Clubs and organizations

The Alzheimer's Family Organization had its annual charity golf tournament recently at Seven Springs Golf Club in New Port Richey. The event consisted of 18 holes of golf — a four-person scramble. There was a continental breakfast, and lunch was provided by Argento's Italian Bistro. Prizes were awarded for the top three teams, the longest drive and closest to the pin.

More than $15,000 was raised to provide services for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their families in the Pasco County area.

Committee members included: Carol Liddy, chairwoman; Irene Thompson; Bob Tiller; Paula Warner; Joel Webb; Andy Marston; and Bill Tuttle.

Note of thanks

The Gift of Love Holiday of Hope Christmas Party, for children up to 12 years old, was held Dec. 22 at the Jerome Brown Community Center in Brooksville. The party was a blessing for the children and their parents.

More than 200 children received gifts, thanks to the generosity of the community, and 40 bicycles and helmets were given away, thanks to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. Donations collected prior to the party included toys, books, clothing, stuffed animals, dolls, card and board games, and wrapping paper.

Volunteers gathered at the Rising Sun Cafe in Brooksville to wrap and tag gifts, as families gathered for a meal at the center. Thanks to those who donated and volunteered, the event was a huge success.

I'd like to thank the many sponsors, including Toys for Tots, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, Walgreens, the Donation Station food pantry, the Rising Sun Cafe, Publix and DayStar Life Center.

Thanks to the volunteers, sponsors and those who donated, local families were blessed with a good Christmas.

JoAnn Munford, director of JAM (Jesus And Me ministry), event organizer

Hometown Hernando for Jan. 19 01/17/14 [Last modified: Friday, January 17, 2014 1:37pm]

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