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By TIMES WIRES
Published February 14, 2007


Clubs And Organizations

The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's Council of Catholic Women always promise "over 50 trays" when publicizing their "Tricky Tray" parties. Imagine everyone's surprise when a total of 157 arrived for its Feb. 3 party!

Mary Glazer, chairwoman of the event, would like to heartily thank the parish women and their great response to her call for trays, as well as the great partygoers who attended and made it a great fun afternoon.

These 157 Tricky Trays came in every size and description. Just to see them arrayed at the parish center was a beautiful sight.

Catherine Schult, Carmela Lenzi, and Fran Fecteau were the ticket sellers, and invited the guests to look over the trays and deposit their tickets near trays that they found most pleasing. Ann Freeman and Sandy Szornyi were on hand to sell chances for the specials.

Drawings began at 1:30 p.m., and there were more than 157 winners, since there more than 50 door prizes, as well as seven great specials.

Cookies and punch were served by Norma Seibold, Chris Grover, Barbara Mika, and Patty Clouse.

Irene Johnson, assisted by Juanita Bowden, Sylvia Wiggins, and Pat Duke, drew and announced the winning numbers.

Dee Piazza, Sami and Marie Korsiak, Marlene Petellat, and Trish Schult delivered the trays. Chairwoman Mary Glazer announced "Tricky Tray 15" a great success.

Births

Lee, Ashley Nichol and Christopher Jackson, Floral City, Sebastian Zachariah Lee, 7 pounds 10.9 ounces Jan. 16, 2007, 10:54 a.m., Spring Hill Regional Hospital.

Note of Thanks

Editor: Following a recent critique, the members of Floral City Heritage Council, wish to extend our sincere appreciation to the many individuals, organizations, churches and businesses for making the 16th Floral City Heritage Days 2006 the most successful yet.

This historical/educational program is held annually on the first weekend of December.

We thank the Citrus Times of the St.Petersburg Times for your publicity and the Citrus County Chronicle for the special paper and many advertisements, and WYKE-TV for having us on the air to promote the event.

We are most grateful to our Heritage Day 2006 Sponsors who financed the educational aspect of this event:

- Diamond Cluster Sponsor: Citrus County Chronicle.

- Platinum Sponsors: the Floral City Lions Foundation Inc. and Throgmartin-Henke Ranch, LLP.

- Gold Sponsors: Capital City Bank, John D. Gelin MD, Progress Energy, Moonrise Resort and TOOFAR.

- Silver Sponsors: The Hagar Group, Bank of Inverness, F.D.S. Disposal Inc., Chas. Davis Funeral Home Inc. Stanley Steamer Carpet Cleaner and Friends of The Floral City Library.

A special "thank you" go to all committee chairmen of the event; to the eight historic homeowners and four other historic property owners for opening their doors for the Blue Banner Tour of Historic Homes, to the 117 volunteers and to the businesses, organizations and individuals who put up Giant Christmas Cards, served as hosts and hostess and assisted us in safety and other ways.

Thanks to the property owners throughout the village who allowed us to schedule this event on their property, in adjacent areas or were tolerant of the increase in visitors.

To the Board of County Commissioners, the Engineer Division and Roadside Maintenance Division, who permitted and gave assistance for this event, we thank you.

Also, appreciation is extended to all those who prepared the village with Christmas decorations and grounds preparation. To all those organizations who prepared the mouth-watering foods, to those who demonstrated early Florida Folklife daily living skills, to the many musicians on Saturday and the carolers and musicians on Friday night, and to all the other clubs, organizations, exhibitors and activity participants in period costumes, we express our sincere gratitude for your participation. You are the ones who make the event and create the atmosphere!

We are grateful to those who provided special assistance for this event: Camp E-Nini-Hassee, Shamrock Inn, Floral City Volunteer Fire Department, Sheriff Office Community Patrol Unit No. 5, Nature Coast EMS at Floral City, Crystal River Heritage Council, Floral City Garden Club, Inverness Women's Club, and F.D.S. Disposal Inc.

For those individuals who loaned items to make the event happen: Cecil Crews, Keith Barco, Janice Zeoli, Earl Seay, Wayne Dean, and Mary Craven and to the many who loaned or made exhibits and volunteered in other areas, we are thankful for your assistance.

Again, on behalf of the Floral City Heritage Council, we say a sincere "Thank You" to all who made this historical/educational event happen. Also, to all the many visitors who attended Floral City Heritage Days 2006, a big thank you goes out to each of you.

See you next year ... Under The Oaks.

Marcia L. Beasley, event chair Floral City Heritage Council

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