Friday deadline to File for property tax exemptions
Friday is the deadline to file for property tax exemptions for the 2013 tax year. The Hernando County Property Appraiser's Office is taking applications for homestead exemptions, low-income senior exemptions and exemptions for disabled veterans, surviving spouses of disabled veterans and surviving spouses of first responders who died in the line of duty. Those who purchased a home during the 2012 tax year and moved in prior to Jan. 1 of this year must submit an application for a homestead exemption. Applications after Friday will be considered for 2014. There are three ways to file for exemptions: apply in person, by mail or online at hernandocounty.us/pa. Offices are at the Hernando County Government Center, Room 463, 20 N Main St., Brooksville, and at 7525 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 754-4190, option 1.
Fundraiser for child planned Thursday
A Hope for Savannah fundraiser will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd. Entertainment will be provided by Dave Conrad "The Beach Bum," and there will be a bounce house and balloons for children. There will be raffles for a helmet signed by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and a football signed by Saints wide receiver Marques Colston, four tickets to a Tampa Bay Rays home game and other prizes. Proceeds will help with the medical expenses for Savannah Young, who suffers from hypoxia of the brain after nearly drowning in a swimming pool in June 2011, when she was 2 years old. For information, visit facebook.com/near.drown, or call Kara at (504) 616-8797 or Karen at (352) 398-2347.
Partnering orientation session is Friday
Communities in Schools of Hernando County will host a community partner orientation at 9 a.m. Friday at the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Radio Disney will be present to discuss partnering opportunities. Reservations are needed by Thursday. For information or to RSVP, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hernando County Housing Authority, 3 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.