News and Announcements

The BOCC proclaims Women Veterans Recognition Week in Citrus County

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

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The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Jeff Kinnard, First Vice-Chairman Brian Coleman, Second Vice-Chairman Scott Carnahan, Ron Kitchen, and Jimmie T. Smith, with Cynthia Henderson President/Founder, Female Veterans Network and representatives from women veterans’ organizations

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on February 26, 2019 proclaiming the week of March 10 through 16, 2019 as Women Veterans Recognition Week.

Florida has the third largest population of women veterans in the United States, being home to 154,000 women veterans making up more than 9 percent of the veteran population in Florida, and Citrus County is home to over 1,500 women veterans.

Citrus County recognizes the tremendous sacrifices of women veterans while in uniform and joins the State of Florida and the nation in honoring the invaluable impact that women veterans make both locally and throughout the world.

The Board of County Commissioners recognizes March 10 through 16, 2019 as Women Veterans Recognition Week in Citrus County and calls the observance to the attention of all citizens. 

Join Commissioner Jeff Kinnard for a Town Hall Meeting at Homosassa Library on Tuesday March 19

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

Citrus County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Jeff Kinnard will be holding a Town Hall Meeting for the general public to attend on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The meeting will be held at Homosassa Library, located at 4100 S. Grandmarch Avenue Homosassa, FL 34446 from 5:30pm to 7pm.

“My aim is to connect with the community on issues and challenges facing our county, from public parks to road resurfacing.  I want to know what’s on people’s minds and have a format to discuss, reflect, and problem solve,” explained Kinnard. “Please come with questions or concerns, as this is intended to be an informal setting.”

For more information, please call Public Information Officer Cynthia Oswald at (352) 527-5484.

Seeking applications for seat on the Citrus Springs Advisory Board

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for the Citrus Springs Advisory Board.  This Advisory Board is seeking two qualified regular members to complete two-year terms that will expire on January 31, 2020.

Eligible applicants must reside full time and own property within the boundaries of the Citrus Springs Municipal Service Benefit Unit as approved by the Board of County Commissioners.

The Citrus Springs Advisory Board meets the first Wednesday of every month at 9:00am at the Citrus Springs Community Building, located at 1570 W. Citrus Springs Blvd in Citrus Springs. The purpose of this board is to provide facilities, street lighting, beautification and other essential facilities and municipal services for the Citrus Springs area.

Applications can be accessed at:

https://www.citrusbocc.com/commissioners/advboards/advisory-board-application.pdf

Completed applications should be sent to Citrus County Administration, 3600 W. Sovereign Path Suite 267, Lecanto, FL 34461. 

Department of Health warns of phone call scams

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County has recently been informed of scam calls that look to have originated from our main number: (352) 527-0068.  These callers will ask for personal information such as your social security number, Medicaid number or other vital information. These fraudulent calls do not originate from this number. 

The Florida Department of Health would not call you, unsolicited, asking for your address, social security number, or other identifying information.  Scammers are attempting to obtain your data for use in their fraud schemes, costing you money. Do not be a victim of this criminal activity! If the call seems suspicious, just hang up.                             

Link to FDOH PSA video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cAfgv_44hE

PetMeals Program in Need of Donations

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

Do you have a pet who is a member of your family?  Do you love animals? The PetMeals Program is seeking help from pet lovers throughout Citrus County.

The Citrus County PetMeals Program is in need of donations. The program provides dog and cat food to the companion pets of senior homebound clients who receive Meals on Wheels.

The PetMeals program began, as a national program, when it was noticed that a very thin man was only taking small bites of his food and then placing his food tray on the floor for a very overweight Chihuahua to finish the meal.  When asked why he was doing this, he stated he did not have the money to buy dog food any longer and that he would rather go hungry than not feed his beloved pet.

The PetMeals Program is 100 percent donation-based, volunteer driven program that provides dog food and cat food to our senior homebound clients.

If you are able, please donate unopened bags or cans of dog or cat food to your closest community center or monetary donation can be mailed to:

Citrus County BOCC

Citrus County PetMeals Program

2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct. Key #3

Lecanto FL 34461

Any contributions are accepted and appreciated.  For more information on how to help, or locations to make food or monetary donation, please call. (352) 527-5975

Metropolitan Planning Organization to meet

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the Lecanto Government Building, 3600 West Sovereign Path, Room 166, Lecanto, Florida.

Items scheduled on the agenda include, but are not limited to:

•             2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Update

•             Hernando County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (TDLCB) Appointment

•             Citrus County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB) Appointment

•             Three Sisters Springs Trail Update

•             MPO Workshop – April 17, 2019 Notification

Approximately one week prior to the meeting the meeting agenda may be viewed online at:  www.hernandocounty.us and/or www.hernandocounty.us/hernandocitrusmpo.

The public is encouraged to attend.  Any questions concerning this public meeting should be directed to Mr. Steve Diez, MPO Executive Director, Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1661 Blaise Drive, Brooksville, FL, 34601, telephone (352) 754-4082, extension 28013, or email mpo@hernandocounty.us.

Join in the “March for Meals” Community Center Fundraising Events

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

Citrus County’s Community Centers are raising money for March for Meals.  All donations will benefit Citrus County Meals on Wheels Program.

Central Citrus Community Center

2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct. Lecanto

(352) 527-5993

Pancake Breakfast -  March 15th, from 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., $3 Donation

West Citrus Community Center

8940 W. Veterans Drive, Homosassa

(352) 795-3831

Root Beer Float Fundraiser – March 20th & 21st at 12:00 p.m., $1 Donation

East Citrus Community Center

9907 E. Gulf to Lake Highway, Inverness

(352) 344-9666

St. Patrick’s Day Gift Basket Drawing- March 14th, Donation $1 for one, $2 for three, $5 for 10 

Inverness Community Center

1082 N. Paul Dr. Inverness,

(352) 726-1009

Drawing for elegant Barbie dolls, March 15th, $1 Donation

Shamrocks for $1 Donation at all of the community centers.

For more information, or to reserve lunch for that day, please call the numbers listed above for the location closest to you.

Senior Programs “March for Meals” Looking for Community Champions

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

We need Community Champions!! Citrus County’s Meals on Wheels Program participates in the national March for Meals Campaign, which is an annual month-long event, sponsored by the Meals on Wheels Association of America). This event is designed to generate public awareness about senior hunger and to celebrate the invaluable services provided by Senior Nutrition Programs across the country. 

March for Meals is also intended to help recruit new volunteers from our community and to increase fundraising from local businesses and supporters.  

If you are a local business or community leader in Citrus County, we would be honored for you to participate in this year’s March for Meals “Community Champions” campaign by helping deliver meals to our homebound senior clients on a day of your choosing during the week of March 18th - March 22nd. 

In doing so, you can help Citrus County’s Meals on Wheels Program gain much-needed visibility.  Champions deliver with a current volunteer Meals on Wheels Driver and can choose which location they would like to deliver from.   Delivery routes take approximately 2 hours.  Photos are taken of champions with our clients and shared with the media.  This is a great experience and enjoyed by our clients, volunteers, and our Champions.

For more information on how to be a Community Champion for Meals on Wheels, please call (352) 527-5980.

“March for Meals” PetMeals Program Feeds Seniors’ Companions

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

Each month, the PetMeals Program provides dog and cat food to the companion pets of senior homebound clients who receive Meals on Wheels.

The PetMeals program began, as a national program, when it was noticed that a very thin man was only taking small bites of his food and then placing his food tray on the floor for a

very overweight Chihuahua to finish the meal.  When asked why he was doing this, he stated he did not have the money to buy dog food any longer and that he would rather go hungry than not feed his beloved pet.

The PetMeals Program is 100 percent donation-based, volunteer driven program that provides dog food and cat food to our senior homebound clients.

Do you have a pet who is a member of your family?  Do you love animals? The PetMeals Program is seeking help from pet lovers throughout Citrus County.

If you are able, please donate unopened bags or cans of dog or cat food to your closest community center or monetary donation can be mailed to:

Citrus County BOCC

Citrus County PetMeals Program

2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct. Key #3

Lecanto FL 34461

Any contributions are accepted and appreciated.  For more information on how to help, or locations to make food or monetary donation, please call. (352) 527-5975

Senior Programs Join in Nationwide “March for Meals” Celebration

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

Citrus County Senior Program announced today that it would be participating in the 17th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels and our senior neighbors who rely on the vital service to remain healthy and independent at home. Citrus County Meals on Wheels celebration will include various activities throughout the month of March, including Dining to Donate Events, fundraisers at the community centers and Community Champions. 

”The services we provide are a lifeline for seniors of Citrus County and the need is rapidly increasing,” said Janice Hale, Senior Programs Supervisor “Together, we can keep our senior neighbors well-nourished, feeling safer and more connected to our community as they age.”

In Citrus County, we serve approximately 4,500 meals a month to homebound seniors and 2,300 meals to congregate diners. 

The annual March for Meals celebration commemorates the historic day in March of 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. Since 2002, community-based Meals on Wheels programs from across the country have joined forces for the annual awareness campaign to celebrate this successful public-private partnership and garner the support needed to fill the gap between the seniors served and those still in need. 

“The month of March is a fitting time to not only celebrate the successful history of Meals on Wheels, but also bring us together to support a solution that will strengthen communities into the future,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels America. “With 12,000 Americans turning 60 each day, now is the time to invest in these vital programs so that we can provide every senior in need with the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that will enable them to live healthier and independent in their own homes.”

For more information on how you can volunteer or participate in our March for Meals Campaign call 352-527-5975.  To make a donation please mail to:

Citrus County BOCC

Citrus County Meals on Wheels Program

2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct. Key #3

Lecanto, FL 34461


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