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Winners of Miss Citrus Pageant announced

By TIMES STAFF
Published March 12, 2007


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INVERNESS

WINNERS OF MISS CITRUS PAGEANT ANNOUNCED

The new Miss Citrus County is Tanya Spencer, who will receive $1,500 in scholarship money. The first runnerup was Stephanie McKay, who will receive $1,000 in scholarship money.

The new Miss Teen Citrus County is Brittany Rae Sanow. Her scholarship award is worth $1,500. The first runnerup was Kathleen Taylor, $1,000 scholarship. The second runnerup was Amanda Fry, $700 scholarship. Fry also was selected as Miss Congeniality. The third runnerup was Paige Thomas, $500 scholarship. The fourth runnerup was Cassandra Edwards, $300 scholarship.

INVERNESS

Times to publish special fair edition

The Citrus County Fair will be March 19-24 at the fairgrounds on U.S. 41 S. Check out the special section in the Times on Thursday. It will include a schedule, special stories and photos, and more. The deadline for the community entries for items such as baked goods, crafts, quilting, sewing, horticulture and agriculture will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For a complete list of entry categories and rules, visit www.citruscountyfair.com, or pick up a copy of the rules at the Citrus County Fair Office, at the fairgrounds on U.S. 41 S.

COUNTYWIDE

United Way seeks volunteers to help

The United Way of Citrus County seeks community volunteers to help review local nonprofit organizations that seek affiliation and funding. Volunteers conduct site visits of agencies, review program goals and results and make a recommendation to the United Way board of directors for future funding. Here's what's involved: a one-hour orientation Thursday, five hours visiting six or seven agencies, and about six hours one evening in April hearing presentations and preparing recommendations. Interested? Call the United Way at 527-8894, e-mail citrusunitedway@ unitedway.org or stop by the office at 5399 W Gulf to Lake Highway, Lecanto.

HOMOSASSA

Red-cockaded woodpecker topic

Michele de Verteuil and Nancy Dwyer, two biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, will present a program on the red-cockaded woodpecker at 7 p.m. March 19 at the West Citrus Community Center, 8940 W Veterans Drive. This will be the March program for the Citrus County Audubon Society. For information, contact Ginger Privat at 249-4495 or gprivat4@yahoo.com.

[Last modified March 12, 2007, 06:41:26]


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