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Cookbook helpers

Sumter County Historical Society members are busy gathering favorite recipes and great Sumter County memories to share in their historical cookbook to be on sale by Fall Festival next October.  If you would like to share a recipe and/ or  memory, you may e-mail your information to karencloud@yahoo.com or mail to the SCHS care of: Karen Cloud  P.O.Box 1024  Bushnell, Florida  33513.  They would also love to include any old pictures of our county.  Be sure to add a brief summary about the picture and a phone number to contact with any questions.

Food giveaway

A USDA food giveaway will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on the first and third Wednesday of every month. The distribution will be at the Lake Panasoffkee United Methodist Church ( Church of the Fishermen). 

A limited number of packages are available on a first-come, first- serve basis. The church is located at 589 N C.R. 470 in Lake Panasofffkee. Please call 352-793-3438 for more information.

The new food pantry hours to help serve the Lake Panasoffkee and Sumterville area are: 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  on  Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Arts Guild

The spring/summer season is in full swing.

The Sumter County Arts Guild invites artisans to visit.  Meetings are held each Wednesday between 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sumterville Community Building – U.S. 301 at CR 522.


Wildwood church holding fundraiser

The First Baptist Church of Wildwood will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 20. The sale will be in the fellowship hall, located on the west side of the building, behind main building and facing Oxford Street. 

All proceeds will go towards furnishings for the church's new multi-purpose building.


Wildwood Masonic Lodge monthly breakfast

The Wildwood Masonic Lodge will hold its monthly breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 27 and the public is welcome.

Breakfast is all you can with eggs (cooked to your request), bacon, sausage, grits, toast, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, orange juice and coffee and tea. The donation is $6 per person. 

Breakfast is free to all military, police, fire, EMS in uniform.

The lodge is located at 103 Georgia Street in Wildwood (across the street from Tin Can Pam’s.) From S.R. 44, follow U.S. 301 north to Georgia Street, then turn right. From C.R. 42 follow U.S. 301 south to Georgia Street and turn left. For more information, call 352-753-2263.

Pet Day

The City of Webster announces its Second Annual Pet Day, planned from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 20.

The event will be held at the park across from Webster City Hall, on East Central Avenue.

Dade City Animal Clinic will be providing vaccines from 10 a.m. to noon and the city will provide licenses, free of charge.

Rabies vaccine for cats/dogs: $8, distemper/parvo for dogs:  $14, CVRC for cats (upper respiratory):  $8, CVRC/FELV (upper respiratory with leukemia):  $20, bordetella:  $12, nail trim:  $10. There will be pet contests, including best decorated leash, best beach costume and cutest pet.

The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County will have information on the “Big Fix” and “Kibbles on Wheels”.

Vom Zeynep Kennels of Webster will host an obedience demonstration.

Snacks and drinks will be available. 

Little Free Library

Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc. invites the public to the special inauguration of the 53,563rd 'Little Free Library' in the world on Wednesday, May 30, at 5:30 p.m. at the Alonzo A. Young, Sr. Enrichment & Historical Center.

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Through Little Free Libraries, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.

A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch. There is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community; Little Libraries have been called “mini-town squares.”

All book donations for Royal are supplied and handled by United Church of Christ at The Villages, 352-748-9199.

The event is free, all ages are welcomed. Refreshments served.