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Friday, November 21, 2014

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P.L.A.Y. (Preparing Little Athletes Youth Program Ages 3-5)

parks-playCitrus County Parks & Recreation’s P.L.A.Y. Program start date has been changed to October 28, 2013. Registration is open and spots fill up fast! SPACE IS LIMITED.

The P.L.A.Y. programs offered in the upcoming session include; basketball which will be held at the Citrus County Resource Center on Mondays or Wednesdays and flag football located at Bicentennial Park on Tuesdays or Thursdays. The next session will begin the week of October 28. Boys and girls, ages 3-5, are encouraged to join the 6-week program. After enrollment, each child receives age appropriate sports equipment and a team t-shirt.

 

For more information please contact Citrus County Parks & Recreation at 352.527.7540 or visit our web site at CitrusCountyParks.com

 

November 16: Dragon Boat Festival

parks-dragonboatA Dragon Boat Race and Festival honoring our vets and wounded warriors, is coming to Citrus County. Organized by the Citrus County Parks and Recreation Department and the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce don’t miss this full day of fun and entertainment. 

There will be music, arts and crafts, a kid’s fun area, food and drinks and a great day of racing. All it takes is 21 team members, 8 of which are woman, minimum age is 14 years old. Get your department to put a team together consisting of county employees and their families. Additionally, there are teams waiting to get involved who need additional participants. So, if you are an individual who is interesting in participating but cannot recruit a full team, let us know and we will secure you a spot
This fun new event will be held at the Hernando Park and lake site on Saturday, November 16th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Boats, paddles, life vests and all necessary equipment will be provided. Just bring your team. Cost is only $25 per person for a full day of fun and activities, supporting the “Wounded Warrior Project”.
For additional information and to register check out our website at http://www.lakehernandodragonboat.com/
or call Andy Smith at the Parks and Recreation department with questions (352) 400-0960.

 For information on the Citrus County Parks & Recreation progams please call 352.527.7540 or visit our web site at CitrusCountyParks.com

October 25 - 26, Wildlife Park Brewing Up Fun for Annual Haunted Tram Rides Event

Guest article by Susan Strawbridge.homosassa-wildlife-park-logo

The Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park, park staff and community groups are brewing up two evenings of fun for their annual Haunted Tram Rides event at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26. Pepper Creek Trail will be transformed into a trail of haunting scenarios that will delight families. Tram rides will begin at 6:00 p.m. and run until 11:00 pm. The suggested donation for the tram ride is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children up to age 12.

There will also be children’s Haunted House, Halloween Costume Contest, clowns, face painting, souvenirs, refreshments and games, such as the Sorcerer’s Bouncy House, a 25-foot climbing wall, and a 15-foot dry slide.

Schrade’s Tae Kwon Do studio will be creating a special Haunted House in the Florida Room of the Visitor Center. The donation for admission to the Haunted House is $2.00.

Games will also be available with a donation of $5.00 per person for the climbing wall and $2.00 per child for the Bouncy House or 15-foot slide. Face painter Anne Adams will add to the fun. Refreshments including food, cold drinks, popcorn and other delicious goodies, and trinkets will be available.

Costume contests will start at 7:00 pm with two age groups, ages seven and under and eight and over. Awards will be given for the Most Imaginative, the Scariest and the Cutest costumes in each group. The contest for the younger group will start at 7:00 pm, to be followed by the older group.

Participating businesses and groups will be decorating locations along the Pepper Creek Trail with their own spooky setups. Guidelines and applications are available at the park office. Locations will be judged for prizes of $500 for first place, $300 for second place and $100 for third place. For more information on the Haunted Tram Rides event, call Tricia Fowler or Susan Strawbridge weekdays at (352) 628-5343. 

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 South Suncoast Boulevard
Homosassa Springs, Florida

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