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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.

Voices for Children

Voices For Children of North Central FL, Inc. 

will have its quarter auction and dinner at Central Ridge Community Center, Beverly Hills, on June 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. Ticket cost for the event is $35 per person.

Dinner is supplied by Harry's Seafood Bar and Grill, The Breakfast Station, Cinnamon Sticks and Mama's Country Kitchen.  Many gift cards, baskets, jewelry, home goods, handbags and Event certificates to be offered in quarter and live auctions from local and area businesses as well as state amusement parks, all in support of the Guardian ad Litem program and the children represented by Guardians in the Dependency court system. 


Republican Club

The Republican Club of Sumter County will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, at the Sumterville Community Center located at 2427 C.R. 522 just off 301.  One of our county commissioners will be our guest speaker.  He is coming to discuss plans for new infrastructure projects throughout the county.  There will be time for questions.  Please come and invite friends and neighbors.  For further information please contact Roger Jones at 352-793-3895.

Sumter Arts Guild

The spring/summer season is in full swing.

Sumter Counrty Arts Guild members, Darlien Crosby and Jonni Post, took home blue, red and purple ribbons from the Sumter County Fair in March.  Congratulations! ladies.

Carol Applegate has been conducting Acrylic Pouring Workshops.  This is a technique of creating art with texture by using different mediums i.e. pumice gel, molding paste, pouring medium, liquid acrylic paint mixed with lots of creativity and imagination.  Learning something new is always fun.  Later in the summer members will explore creating art with “puff” paints.

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 Masonic Lodge monthly breakfast

The Wildwood Masonic Lodge will hold its monthly breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 29. The public is welcome.

Breakfast is all you can eat - 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.

The Wildwood Masonic Lodge is located  103 Georgia Street, Wildwood, FL (across the street from Tin Can Pam’s). From C.R. 44,  follow U.S. 301 north, turn right onto Georgia Street. From C.R. 42 follow U.S. 301 south, turn left onto Georgia Street.

For more information, call Don Meyers 352-753-2263.

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