Weekend Preview: March 3 - 5, 2017

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Weekend Preview: March 3 - 5, 2017

March 03, 2017 - 11:07

compiled by Sue Quigley


Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County, in collaboration with the Hernando School District’s Exceptional Student Support Service, is proud to host the 5th Annual Disability Awareness Walk & Roll 5K & Family Fun Run.
The event will take place on Saturday March 4, 2017 at West Hernando Middle School.
Habitat Hernando strives to help families build stronger foundations for the future in your community and around the world. We share the vision of the Hernando School District’s Exceptional Student Support Service to provide inclusive activities for students with disabilities.
The 5th Annual Disability Awareness Walk and Roll will kick off with a “High 5” anniversary theme on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at West Hernando Middle School. The event starts at 7 a.m. The 5k run begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by a 1 mile family fun run.
This county-wide event will provide all participants with inclusive activities designed to promote disability awareness for families, schools, and communities. All funds raised will be used to promote inclusive environments for students with disabilities.
Tickets are now on sale. Visit https://registerwalkandroll.ticketsocket.com/ to register and purchase tickets. For more information contact Rebecca Dickinson, (352)797-7070 ext. 490

West Hernando Middle School is located at 14325 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville, FL.

MARCH 3 - 5

The beautiful, scenic Weeki Wachee Springs State Park will host the 24th annual Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest beginning Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 5, 2017.

Once a small community festival, organized by the Weeki Wachee Crime Watch and the Hernando Environmental Land Protectors (H.E.L.P.). the popular fundraising event has grown to an annual event that draws thousands from all over. All monies (after operating costs) are distributed among the three organizations and to many deserving local charities.

Opening ceremonies will kick off at 10:45 a.m. Live entertainment will feature folk, country, and instrumental music as well as dance groups. There will be performances by the Klassic Country Kloggers, Sophie Noelle, JoJo Jones, the Lyon-Houck Duo and John Hindman and the Mustang Mafia throughout the weekend.

Among the varied menu items, food vendors will offer festival-goers treats like Swedish meatballs, beef-filled submarines, French fries, hot dogs and barbecue.

The hugely popular Swamp Fest Monster contest will be crowned at noon on Saturday, March 4. Arts and crafts will be on display from an eclectic mix of over 100 vendors this year.

Hundreds of prizes, donated from businesses and individuals around Hernando County, will be raffled off over the Festival. Winners will be announced hourly from the Terlep Chiropractic Entertainment Stage as well as displayed on a board on the side of the Prize Booth at the front of the park. You do not need to be present to win.

Admission costs $8 for adults, children 6-12 $4. Children 5 and under free. Raffle Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and can be purchased at the prize booth. If you would like to donate a prize or purchase tickets early, contact Sandee at impower@msn.com.Admission includes all park amenities. Please take note, cash only at the gate. An ATM will be on the premises. Parking in the lot at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park will be first come, first served. Further parking is available at the corner of Cortez Boulevard and West Side Boulevard, where shuttle buses will be available.

For more information, call (352) 597-9421 or (352) 597-4424. Visit www.swampfestweekiewachee.com.

To see more great events happening this weekend, go to our Events Calendar