Public Education Foundation of Marion County receives grant to aid schools

The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) recently awarded The Public Education Foundation of Marion County $59,546.95 in matching funds through the School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program.

The grant funds will be used to help support the following programs: 

BOCC proclaims Oct. 23-31 Red Ribbon Week

The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Scott Carnahan, First Vice-Chairman Ron Kitchen, Second Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Brian Coleman and Jimmie T. Smith, are pictured with representatives of the local Anti-Drug Coalition. (PHOTO: Cynthia Oswald, BOCC Public Information Officer on October 10, 2017)

By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday proclaimed Oct. 23-31 as Red Ribbon Week in Citrus County.

The Board of Commissioners and the Anti-Drug Coalition of Citrus County value the health and safety of all our citizens. Substance abuse and bullying is particularly damaging to one of our most valuable resources, our children, and a contributing factor in the three leading causes of death for teenagers – accidents, homicides and suicides. 

Citrus County Utilities wins 2017 WaterSense® Partner of the Year award

Debra Burden, Citrus County Water Conservation Manager, accepts the award at the EPA Annual Conference in Las Vegas on October 5, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Citrus County Utilities with a 2017 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award for its major contributions to WaterSense and water efficiency in 2016.

The utility received one of 20 WaterSense awards today at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas for helping Americans to save water, energy, and money.

Citrus County schools close for Irma

Citrus County Superintendent of Schools Sandra "Sam" HimmelCitrus County Superintendent of Schools Sandra "Sam" Himmel told county parents that due to Hurricane Irma there will be no school on Friday, Sept. 8 or on Monday, Sept. 11 . 

County awarded state Safe Routes to School grants

BOCC SealCrystal River High School will be the recipient of new sidewalks due to the Florida State Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Grant Program.
The grant program funding is offered in an effort to improve the health and well-being of students by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school.  The Citrus County BOCC approved the Work Authorization to apply for the grant on Oct. 11, 2016.

'Blessings' and 'Feed The Kids' programs supported by United Way

Pictured are United Way’s CEO, Amy Meek and COO, Meghan Pitzer. Amy and Meghan are shown packing Blessings’ bags.

Inverness, FL (7/17/2017) –- Citrus County Harvest has been awarded $40,000 by United Way of Citrus County. It is the largest grant to be received by Harvest since the creation of their Blessings program in 2009.

“The United Way grant will help fund two programs in the 2017-2018 academic year,” said Grace Hengesbach, Harvest’s Executive Director.  


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