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Notes of thanks
I'd like to thank the businesses that sponsored entertainment for the "Hang 10" Beach Bash, the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce networking committee's annual networking event for local business owners and employees.
The sponsorships enabled me, as operations manager and chief executive officer of American Media Entertainment, a.k.a. the Beach Bum DJ, to provide services at no cost for the event, which was at the Hernando Beach Club on Oct. 4.
Entertainment sponsors included: Value Dental Care, Hibiscus Springs Rental Homes, American Media Entertainment, Chefs of Napoli, PPG/Porter Paints, Sunrunner Automotive and Hayward Baker sinkhole remediation.
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We would like to publicly thank the following individuals and organizations for supporting our cleanup efforts at the 3.8-acre Spring Hill Cemetery, commonly known as the African-American cemetery, on Fort Dade Avenue west of Brooksville. Cleanups took place on Oct. 5 and 12.
A number of people played an enormous part, including Paul and Jimmy Watler , Mike Ray, Jason and Bob Sage, and Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church's monthly serve committee, as well as all who have family and friends buried at the cemetery.
Work performed included cutting the tall grass and leveling the road. Thanks to the community partnership, the cleanup events were successful.
For those who wish to join us, the next cleanup day will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday . A free picnic/fellowship lunch will be held at noon. Participants are invited to bring lawn chairs and their own lawn equipment. For information, call Gina Hall at (352) 346-8116 or Viennessee Black at (352) 584-4158.
James Hall and L.C. Mobley, cleanup organizers
The TimberTones Community Chorus of Timber Pines recently awarded $6,000 in scholarships to four graduates of Hernando County public schools who studied vocal music or who participated in vocal music activities at their high schools and who are furthering their music education.
Finalists auditioned before a committee headed by Roberta Ann Moger, the TimberTones music director.
Recipients included Megan Berube of Springstead High School, Alexis Pletincks of Weeki Wachee High School, and Jacob Rice and Julie Rifino, both of Nature Coast Technical High School.
The students received their awards and performed during a recent TimberTones concert. The chorus will be performing holiday and spring concerts to earn funds for future scholarships.