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Citrus briefs

By Times staff writers

© St. Petersburg Times,
published July 2, 2001

Model Railroad Club invites public to meeting

The public is invited to attend the July meeting of the Citrus Model Railroad Club at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Club Room of the Otto Allen Building, Citrus County fairgrounds, S Florida Avenue, Inverness. The program will be an operating session on the HO A&LE Railroad. For information contact Glen Allen at 344-8793 or Ed Naylor at 527-1961.

Safety Days at Weeki Wachee Springs

WEEKI WACHEE -- Weeki Wachee Springs has announced Safety Days on Saturday and Sunday. There will be demonstrations from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit as well as its Marine Unit.

The Shriners will provide a video ID and fingerprinting of each child admitted to the park. Several other agencies have been invited to participate such as Hernando County Fire and Rescue, Spring Hill Fire and Rescue, the Division of Forestry and Florida Highway Patrol.

Regular admission prices apply: $15.95 for adults, $11.95 for children ages 3 to 10, and $13.45 for seniors 55 and older. Season passes are always valid for the spring's admission. Discounted senior season passes are $19.95. The regular season ticket price is $44.95. Call 352-596-2062 or toll free 1-877-GO-WEEKI (469-3354).

Sally Langlois to sing at West Elks dinner, dance

Local singer Sally Langlois will perform show tunes and hit songs that are sure to bring back wonderful memories during a special dinner and dance Saturday at the West Citrus Elks, 7890 W Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa. The chef offers a choice of chicken divan or baked lemon pepper grouper. Cocktails will be served at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6:15 p.m. followed by the performance. Tickets and table reservations are available in the lounge for Elks and their guests at $12.50 per person. There is a special table arrangement to accommodate the show and the dance. Get your tickets early.

Chamber seeks theme for Christmas parades

Ho-Ho-Ho . . . Happy Holidays!? The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce is making plans for two fun-filled Christmas parades. The first will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 along U.S. 19 in Crystal River. The Inverness parade will take place at noon Dec. 8 along Main Street.

Both Christmas parades are community parades; therefore the chamber would like suggestions from our community on what the theme should be for each parade. Theme ideas can be mailed to the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, 208 W Main St., Inverness, FL 34450 or 28 NW U.S. 19, Crystal River, FL 34428, before July 30.

Please specify if your idea is for the Crystal River or the Inverness parade. With community input, the chamber is looking forward to two wonderfully successful and entertaining parades. If you would like to participate in the parade, please contact the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce at 726-2801 or 795-3149.

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