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Hometown Hernando for June 13

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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

Clubs and organizations

Hernando County commissioners presented a resolution on April 8 to members of the Freedom Chapter of ABATE of Florida, proclaiming May as Motorcycle Safety Month in Hernando County.

Members accepted the resolution from Commissioner Dave Russell.

Note of thanks

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Brooksville, through its foundation, and the Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill, recently hosted the 40th annual Student Recognition Banquet at the Palace Grand in Spring Hill.

We would like to thank the student sponsors, including Abundance Advantage, Ackley Dental Group, Anew Dawn Complete Salon Experience, Bank of America Weeki Wachee, Brewer and Sons Funeral Home, Campbell and Company, Cardno TBE, Cemex, CenterState Bank, CG Auto Transportation, Corporate Jet Solutions, Cynthia Moore/Hernando County School Board, Domino's, Dyenamic Aviation Services, Florida Traditions Bank, Gulf Coast Surgery, HealthSouth, Hernando County Education Foundation, Hernando County Community Anti-Drug Coalition, James Staffel/Keller Williams Elite Agency, Jimmy Lodato/candidate for County Commission, John and Shirley Waddy, Kiwanis Club of Weeki Wachee, Live Oak Theatre/Vince Vanni & Associates, LRE Ground Services, Lucas, Green & Magazine, Mark's Landscaping, Oak Hill Hospital, Pasco-Hernando State College, Palace Grand, Patriot Lending, Restorative Therapy, Rookies Sports Bar & Grill, Silverthorn Animal Clinic, Sons of Italy Lodge Nature Coast Lodge 2502, Sons of Italy Una Familigia Lodge 2882, Spring Hill Dental Associates, Suncoast Credit Union Foundation, Tampa Bay Times, Topline Auto, Tropic Shores Realty, Universal Soil Solutions, Walmart Distribution Center and WestBridge.

We would also like to thank the scholarship sponsors, including Anew Dawn Complete Salon Experience; Crystal Automotive; Complete Technology Solutions; Dr. Lori Romano, Hernando County superintendent; Kiwanis Clubs of Brooksville and Spring Hill; Palace Grand; Tracers Information Specialist; Turner Funeral Homes; Universal Soil Solutions; and Walmart Distribution Center.

And a big thank-you to the student recognition banquet committee.

Through their tireless planning and dedication, they made this a special night to remember for 53 talented and motivated students from the Hernando County schools.

Lastly, thank-you to all the principals, administrators and students. Good luck, and see you next year.

Wendy McGinnis, banquet chairwoman

Hometown Hernando for June 13 06/11/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 4:04pm]
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