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Animal Services Offering Adoption Discount for New Year Weekend

dog1Citrus County Animal Services and Citrus County Foundation for Animal Protection are offering a special discount in recognition of the New Year this Saturday, January 2. The adoption fee for all dogs and cats will be $20.16.

Search for cats by visiting the Citrus County Animal Services web site http://www.citruscritters.com/

Donations are always needed. Items may include; Food, toys, throw rugs, newspapers.
Desperately in need of Towels and Sheets. 
Contact: Animal Services 746-8400 for more information.

Dec 28-Jan 15: MLK Day Healthy Food Drive

food-donate-smThe Nature Coast Volunteer Center
is hosting a Healthy Food Drive
December 28 - January 15, 2016

Our local food pantries often find their stock of non-perishable food items depleted after the holidays. The Nature Coast Volunteer Center and Retired & Senior Volunteer Program is holding a food drive in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., who once asked “What are you doing for others?” Our goal is to help those pantries serve the citizens of Citrus County by providing nutritional food for their families.

MOST NEEDED ITEMS:
√ Peanut Butter
√ Whole Grain Pasta
√ Low Sodium Pasta Sauce
√ Whole Grain Oats and Cereal
√ Brown Rice
√ Canned Tuna & Chicken in water
√ Canned Fruits in natural juices
√ Canned Vegetables in water
√ Canned Soup (low sodium preferred)

Non-perishable food donations will be collected December 28 - January 15, 2016. Our volunteers will then count, sort, and package the food on January 17 for our local food pantries to pick up. Please help us provide for these organizations by placing non-perishable food items in one of the collection boxes set up at the following locations: the Lecanto Government Building, Emergency Operations Center, Citrus County Courthouse, both Tax Collector’s Offices, Citrus County Libraries, the Citrus County Resource Center, and Extension Services.

For more information, please call (352) 249-1275
Thank you for your support!

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

parks-playCitrus County Parks & Recreation’s P.L.A.Y. Program
The P.L.A.Y. program (Preparing Little Athletes Youth) is a comprehensive motor skills development program that will prepare you and your child for the world of organized sports.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR:

PLAY Basketball (Register Now)
PLAY Cheerleading
PLAY Kickball (Register Now)
PLAY Flag Football (Register Now)
PLAY Soccer 

The P.L.A.Y Progams are designed for children ages 3-5, each child will receive a team t-shirt and age appropriate sports equipment. Each program runs for six weeks, one night a week for one hour. The cost is $45.00 per child, sign your child up for more than one sport in the same session and save $10.00. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 

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

December 11: Adopt a Tree

parks-adopt-a-treeAdopt a Tree Program December 11, 2015 Central Ridge Community Center Tree decorating from 1:30pm - 5:00pm, Tree judging at 5:15 pm, Cost for the tree is $20.00.

Let's make this Christmas special for a family in need. Citrus County Parks & Recreation is working with Lowes Home Improvement will be sponsoring an exciting Holiday Event!  December 11, is the date to put on your calendar to come down to the Central Ridge Community Center area to decorate your tree. Bring your lights and decorations! (Please do not decorate the trees with glass ornaments.)

The trees will be lit at 5:00 pm for the judging. The Christmas trees will remain on display for three days and then be delivered to families in need.

How to Adopt Your Tree (get your form here)
Drop off in person the form to:

Citrus County Parks & Recreation
2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct.
Lecanto, FL 34461
352-527-7540
www.citruscountyparks.com

 

Contact Parks & Recreation at 527-7540 for more information or stop by the office at 2804 W Marc Knighton Ct. in Lecanto and purchase your tree.

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