Ceremony will honor National Guardsmen
A ceremony to honor the more than 50 Brooksville National Guardsmen who will be deployed to Kosovo will be held at 1 p.m. today at Army Aviation Support Facility No. 2 at the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport, 16388 Helicopter Drive, south of Brooksville. The soldiers from Florida Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 244th Aviation Regiment, will be deploying to Kosovo in support of peacekeeping operations. Using UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, they will provide general aviation support, including personnel transport, during their deployment. Soldiers will depart on Tuesday and Wednesday, traveling to Fort Hood, Texas, for additional training before the overseas deployment. The mission is scheduled for nine months.
Taste of Relay for Life is March 23
The annual Taste of Relay for Life event will be from 4 to 6 p.m. March 23 at First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St. For $5, participants will receive 10 tastes, including entrees, appetizers, salads and desserts. The event, sponsored by the Preceptor Delta Iota chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority in Brooksville, is a fundraiser for the 2013 Brooksville Relay for Life. For details, call Bev Lewis at (352) 279-1198, Gail Brooks at (352) 279-8411 or Marsha Roderick at (352) 796-5490.
Who will be Great Brooksvillian?
Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Great Brooksvillian. The annual program recognizes outstanding men and women who have made significant contributions to the history, culture and/or economy of Brooksville. A perpetual plaque is maintained at City Hall to commemorate and memorialize the honorees. An individual plaque is presented to each honoree. Nominations will be accepted through 5 p.m. April 30. Information and nomination forms are available at cityofbrooksville.us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (352) 540-3853.
Fair will focus on ESE students
Hernando County Exceptional Student Education students in grades 6-12 are invited to Project Connect's "Get Connected to Your Future" Fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Arc Nature Coast, 6495 Mariner Blvd. ESE students and their families can learn about opportunities in the community with prospective employers and service providers. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (352) 797-2022.
Hernando County Shrine Club St. Patrick's Day breakfast buffet: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. $8, $6 for ages 5 to 11, and free for ages 4 and younger. (352) 610-4124. For more events, see Page 9.