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Sports feats first, then a feast wraps up fiesta

Golf, softball, boat races and big band music will be followed by the tastes of the Suncoast Sampler.

By BARBARA L. FREDRICKSEN, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published March 30, 2003


Chasco Fiesta slips into a mellow mood for its final day today in and around New Port Richey.

The Buddy Verdi Orchestra will play big band and pop music at 1 p.m. as fiesta patrons stroll and shop at the nearby Chasco Arts Fiesta and the Native American village's booths.

The quietly competitive kayak race and the sometimes noisy river raft race will be on the Cotee River, weather permitting.

Golfers will tee off at Beacon Woods Golf Club to benefit several charities.

And the softball competition heats up at Jack Mitchell Park.

To top it all off is the "Eating Fiesta" provided by Pasco-Hernando Community College Foundation's "Suncoast Sampler," a tasting feast provided by more than two dozen of Pasco and Hernando counties' favorite restaurants. It's held in the center court at Gulf View Square Mall from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance at the mall's information booth, or $30 at the door tonight.

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