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Apply for 2015 Hillsborough County Neighborhood Mini-Grants

The Hillsborough County Office of Neighborhood Relations is accepting applications for mini-grants of up to $2,500 to improve communities and increase civic involvement. Applications should demonstrate community support and include implementation phases of any proposed projects or programs. The deadline is 5 p.m. Aug. 8.

Previous grant-funded projects include shrub and flower planting, subdivision entrance signs, playground equipment, neighborhood festivals, crime watch programs, websites, newsletters and education activities.

All applications will be reviewed by a grant evaluation committee and approved by the County Commission. Only one grant will be awarded per neighborhood, and recipients will be notified by Nov. 30.

Interested parties must view an online orientation training video that explains the application process, grant criteria and qualifying projects before applying. The video and application are available at www.hillsboroughcounty.org/onr/minigrant.

For more information, call (813) 272-5860 or visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/onr/minigrant.

Lithia church seeks bazaar vendors

Grace United Methodist Church, 5708 Lithia-Pinecrest Road, Lithia, is seeking crafters and other vendors for a Christmas in July Church Bazaar on July 26. The event, scheduled to take place from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., is being sponsored by the United Methodist Women of Grace. Organizers are seeking vendors of arts and crafts, food and produce, or home, fashion and beauty products. The fee for a 6-foot-by-6-foot space is $25.

The deadline for reserving a booth is July 15. Space is limited. For information, contact Billie Wallis at (813) 375-1617 or bswallis6@gmail.com.

Seniors are the emphasis

Calvary Lutheran Church in Apollo Beach has started a new ministry focusing on seniors which will be led by Sandi Sims, newly-appointed senior ministry shepherd. She will oversee various aspects of senior ministries, including special worship opportunities, events and activities. If you think this ministry might be right for you or someone you love, visit www.calvarylutheranchurch.net or call (813) 645-1305.

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