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Volunteers needed for fencing installation

The Arc Nature Coast needs volunteers to help install fencing around the 10-stall barn and riding arena on the campus at 5283 Neff Lake Road. The work will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Most poles are in place, but fence installation and stretching need to be done. Once completed, horses that have been donated to the nonprofit organization will be moved to the facility, which is part of the Building Riders' Independence, Confidence, Knowledge and Skills equestrian program. Materials for the barn, arena and fence were donated by Home Depot of Spring Hill.

Arc Nature Coast is a nonprofit organization that serves developmentally disabled Hernando County residents and their families. Call 544-2322, ext. 119 or ext. 100.

Road paving begins Friday

Paving is scheduled to begin Friday on the following Hernando County roads:

Edwards Avenue, Wardwell Road, Sunnyside Drive, Shady Side Drive, Lee Avenue, Hillcrest Drive, Morningside Drive, Old Cobb Road, Kaufman Road, Terrace Way, Casey Road, Ridge Manor Boulevard, Fairway Drive, Tee Drive, Sunridge Drive, Tree Lane, Emerald Drive, Tall Pines Drive and Park Square Place.

The first stage of construction requires the edge of the roadway to be exposed, which may damage irrigation systems located within one foot from the edge of pavement. If properly marked, the chances of the systems being damaged are greatly reduced. However, irrigation systems are the responsibility of the property owner. Other than mailboxes, the contractor is not responsible for repairing or replacing irrigation systems and landscaping in the right of way.

Motorists can expect one-way traffic and brief delays in work areas. Access to homes will be maintained.

Call Andy Palmer, inspection supervisor with Hernando County Engineering, 754-4062, ext. 17013.

Tickets available for themed tree drawing

SPRING HILL _ Tickets are available for the drawings for six decorated Christmas trees adorned with gifts as part of Silverthorn Country Club and Hernando County Fine Arts Council's Christmas Tree Follies fundraiser. Each tree contains gifts with a specific theme:

+ The Silverthorn Golf and Sports Tree includes a golf cart and golf membership to the Silverthorn club, as well as many other sports items.

+ Home Entertainment Tree includes a complete home entertainment center and related gifts.

+ Kid's Stuff Tree includes a computer, bicycles, scooter, skates and more.

+ Home Enrichment Tree includes a computer center, as well as rooms of tile, carpet and a $500 gift certificate for outside tree trimming.

+ Pampered Lady Tree offers a private plane ride to and from Orlando, plus a limousine to a gourmet restaurant for dinner, a limousine ride to and from the Safety Harbor Spa with a gift certificate to the spa and other gifts.

+ Gourmet Tree includes a complete chef-prepared dinner for four in the winner's home, gift certificates to restaurants throughout the Tampa Bay area and a long list of wines, liqueurs and cheeses.

Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and are available in the new Community National Bank, 5311 Spring Hill Drive (next to Gold's Gym); Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane (off Barclay Avenue); Joni Industries, 16230 Aviation Loop Drive; and by calling Ken Murrin, 688-5808.

Funds raised from the drawing will benefit the Hernando Symphony Orchestra, Spring Hill Art League, Chocachatti Elementary School, two Suzuki Schools of Music, Hernando Jazz Society and Stage West Community Theatre.

The drawing will be conducted at the end of a black tie dinner dance on Dec. 14 at Silverthorn Country Club; winners do not have to be present at the dinner dance. The formal event will begin at 6 p.m. The dinner entree choice is filet Oscar, veal saltimbocca or baked salmon; hors d'oeuvres, dessert and more will be included. Tickets are $100 each.

For dinner and dance tickets/information, call 688-5808.