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Toys for Tots campaign kicks into high gear

The 2001 Toys for Tots Campaign in Hernando County is now under way. Families in need of assistance with Christmas toys for their children ages 12 and younger can apply by calling 683-8254 or 666-1452 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.

The local campaign is being spearheaded by Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708. Businesses that wish to provide a toy dropoff site can also call the number above.

Spring Hill dropoff sites include: Imperial Cleaners, Printing Plus, Hess Gas Stations (stations at Northcliffe and Mariner boulevards, Forest Oaks and Deltona boulevards, and County Line Road and Mariner Boulevard), Eckerd Drugs at 6254 Commercial Way, Capones Billiards, Wings Plus, Compass Bank, AJ's Sports Bar, Top-Line Tire and Auto, Above Par Hair Design, Time Warner, Dairy Queen (both the Mariner Boulevard and Commercial Way facilities), Gold's Gym and all Publix Shopping Centers. Brooksville dropoff sites include the Publix Shopping Center, and the law office of Caglianoni-Miller-Anthony. (Please note that additional dropoff sites may have been added.)

Program gives insight

into county government

BROOKSVILLE _ The Hernando County Commission will offer the next "County Connection" program Jan. 10-Feb. 28 at the Government Center, 20 N Main St.

Sessions are from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. Participants get a "behind the scenes" look into county government as they listen and watch as elected officials and county staff present the details on how the county operates. A series of topics pertaining to county government services, such as transportation issues, public safety, recreation and resources, judicial services, growth and development and health, and utilities services will be covered. There will be audience interaction, and an opportunity to get answers to questions and to meet county officials will be provided.

Those interested in participating in this free program can call Brenda Frazier, 754-4009.

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