County briefs 3/9/14

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By The Staff

­Jessie’s Place benefit this evening

A buffet of Citrus County restaurants will join forces tonight to present Cooking for a Cause, to benefit Jessie’s Place.

From 6 to 9 p.m., 16 restaurants will serve up their special offerings and will face off in “Top Chef”-style competition.

Tickets are $35 and may be purchased by calling Jessie’s Place at 352-270-8814. Tickets are also available at the Crystal River Mall and BS Publications.

Jessie’s Place functions as a central location to coordinate all needed services for children who have been abused or neglected. It utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach, bringing professionals to the child in one building to expedite care and spare the time, trauma and inconveniences of traveling to multiple locations. 


Downtown Dems meeting Tuesday

The Downtown Democratic Club will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at B&W Rexall in Inverness. All Democrats are invited to attend. Contact rcarey11809@yahoo.com for any questions or for further information.


Soccer fields temporarily closing

The soccer fields at Homosassa Area Recreation Park and Holden Park will be closed from March 10 until April 4 to public use due to maintenance requirements.

For more information, call Grounds Maintenance at 352-527-5760.


20/20 board sets March 17 meeting

The Citrus 20/20 Board of Directors will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, in Room 117, Lecanto Government Building, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto. All directors are urged to attend.

Interested persons or organizations are cordially invited to attend. For more information, visit citrus2020.org or call 352-201-0149. 


Attorney to speak to Citrus County Council

Acting County Attorney Kerry Parsons will be the guest speaker at next week’s meeting of the Citrus County Council (CCC), a citizens’ watchdog group.

Parsons has served in her position since October and will give information about county legal issues to members of the CCC and members of the public, who are invited to attend.

At this meeting, Commissioner John “JJ” Kenney will be the “Commissioner in the Spotlight” to discuss current county issues. Other county staff members also will give updates.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, for refreshments and networking, with the meeting starting at 9 a.m. at the Beverly Hills Lions Club, 72 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills.

​Questions can be sent to secretary@citruscountycouncil.org​.