Spring Hill's birthdays past

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Spring Hill's birthdays past

March 15, 2017 - 20:13
Front page of Hernando Today's Spring Hill 25th Birthday Edition , Nick Morana collection

Spring Hill has its 50th birthday on April 30, 2017. It is a good time to look back on the past birthdays of Spring Hill. The anniversary snuck up on us, so we have only a short time to put together a celebration of this milestone. If you are interested in helping out with the celebration, please contact us at celebration@hernandosun.com or call us at (352) 593-4382.

Spring Hill's 25th Birthday

Spring Hill’s 25th birthday was held on April 29, 1992. There were twenty large double layered filled cakes from Publix Supermarket and 250 gallons fruit punch. The idea was for the community to stop by for a piece of cake and cup of punch to celebrate Spring Hill's birthday.

The Spring Hill Civic Association planned to serve 1,800 pieces of cake between 3 and 6pm.

The Heritage Museum and Spring Hill Garden Club provided a display of photos and memorabilia. There was also live music at the Little Red Schoolhouse Library.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was performed by the Spring Hill Civic Association, Rotary Club of West Hernando and the West Hernando Chamber of Commerce. The Master of Ceremony for the ribbon cutting was County Commissioner Anthony Mosca, Jr.
The Spring Hill Civic Association and West Hernando Chamber of Commerce hung a 20 foot banner with 17 inch letters announcing Spring Hill's Birthday from the flagpoles at the waterfall.

A number of dignitaries spoke at the event including State Representative Chuck Smith, GWHCC President Barbara Gawor, Spring Hill Civic Association President Sal Fico, Commissioner John Richardson and Rotary Club representative James Yant.
Governor Lawton Chiles was unable to attend because he had business in Washington DC.

Spring Hill's 5th Birthday

A drawing of the Spring Hill Waterfall from the collection of Nick Morana

Spring Hill's 5th birthday was celebrated belatedly over Mother's Day weekend 1972. The fifth birthday was a was a two day celebration which featured a 14 foot high birthday cake.

During the party there were a number of games played including: Most Beautiful Baby Contest, Tug of war and one lucky person received a 3 minute shopping spree at Winn Dixie.

The celebration also included a performance of Fiddler on the Roof.

Spring Hill's Original Birthday

Spring Hill’s original birthday was held at the waterfall. Thousands attended the grand opening on April 30, 1967. The developers of Spring Hill, the three Mackle Brothers: Frank Jr., Elliot and Robert cut the ribbon. On the three flag poles at the waterfall, the flags of the United States, Florida, and the Mackle Brothers were raised.

Spring Hill has had some memorable birthdays throughout the years. Hopefully we can have another great birthday for it on April 30th.

How would you like to celebrate Spring Hill’s 50th birthday?

Send your suggestions to celebration@hernandosun.com.