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Lucky winner to be crowned by club

By TIMES STAFF
Published February 23, 2007


APOLLO BEACH

LUCKY WINNER TO BE CROWNED BY CLUB

Feeling underappreciated? Work got you down? Would a massage or a limo ride or some chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne brighten your mood?

The Apollo Beach Woman's Club can cure your ills by making you Queen or King for a Day. Enter by making a donation to the club. You get one ticket for every $5 donated to the club, which will use funds raised for scholarships.

Local businesses have donated a slew of services. The drawing will be held March 14 in conjunction with the Apollo Beach Woman's Club Fashion Show. King or Queen for a Day activities take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 27. For details, call Grace McKee at 766-5040.

BRANDON

Boating, arts and food opportunities

Complete a one-day course and become eligible for a Safe Boating Identification Card recognized by many insurance companies. Register for the $40 course online at http://cgaux74.org or by calling toll-free 1-800-704-4216. The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 74 - Brandon is teaching the course, which will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through March 17 at the auxiliary's training room, 1516 W Brandon Blvd., behind the Kmart shopping center.

The Brandon League of Fine Arts invites students from Seffner, Brandon, Riverview or Valrico to apply for scholarships up to $2,000 in two-dimensional or three-dimensional arts. The competition is open to high school seniors with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Funds will be administered through the schools that students attend. The deadline to apply is April 2. Visit Minnette Webster online at Minnetteart@verizon.net.

Locals will soon be lining up to chow down at the Taste of Brandon. Each year, the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce sponsors another Taste, and each year it's better than the last.

More than 20 restaurants have signed on for this year's competition, including Jaymer-Que Southern BBQ, Mojitos Grill, Shells, Buffalo Wild Wings, and previous winner Cheddar's Casual Cafe.

Exhibit spaces run $200 for Chamber members and $300 for non-members.

This year's Taste is from 3:30 to 8 p.m. May 17 at the Special Events Center of the Florida State Fairgrounds at U.S. 301 and Interstate 4. Call 689-1221 or register online at www.brandonchamber.com.

 

Get your stuff together and get out! Don't worry, you're not evicted, you're invited - to a free landlords' workshop on Section 8 housing. Topics include reasonable rents, leases and contracts, tenant screening and lease termination. The county-sponsored workshop is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Brandon Community Center, 510 Sadie St. Call 273-3794, ext. 373.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Power line route in the planning stage

Tampa Electric Co. wants to run a new transmission line across eastern Hillsborough County. The company is seeking public comment on a proposed 230-kilovolt line linking Polk County to a substation in northeastern Tampa. Several routes for the line are being considered, including State Road 60, Keysville Road and Trapnell Road. The meetings are Tuesday at Turkey Creek First Baptist Church, 4915 W Trapnell Road, Plant City; Wednesday at Centerpointe Community Church, 8610 Temple Terrace Highway, Tampa, and Thursday at Armwood High School, 12000 E U.S. 92, Seffner. All meetings are from 5:30-7 p.m. For more details, go to tampaelectric.com/infrastructure/davis or call toll-free 1-877-277-4568.

LITHIA

Newsome High hosts vehicle show

Calling all gearheads: Newsome High School is sponsoring a car, truck and motorcycle show to benefit the school's Future Farmers of America chapter and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Admission is free with a $2 parking donation.

Best-of-show vehicles will get trophies and other awards. The event runs from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday. Call 740-4600, ext. 607.

PLANT CITY

Hog roast and country music

The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce hosts its seventh annual hog roast and silent auction April 21 at Lupton's Boggy Bottom Ranch, 8407 Lupton Place, Plant City. In addition to barbecue and beer, guests will also enjoy Neon Moon's live country music performance. Food, beer and entertainment are all included in the $20 entrance fee. Children younger than 12 get in free.