to the Tri-Community Area
In the near future, families who are eligible for temporary cash assistance, food stamps, or Medicaid through the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and live in Trilby, Trilacoochee and Lacoochee can apply for those services on a computer right here in Trilby. This service will also be open to anyone else for whom this location is convenient.
The Community Access Partnership Network, or ACCESS
Florida, is coming to the community center in Trilby and will be available for
qualified persons in the Tri-Community area.
This network is part of the Department of Children & Families
Economic Self-Sufficiency Program and its goal is to make registration for
services easier. Families won’t
have to travel to Dade City or Zephyrhills to register.
As a result of Vice-President Kathleen Fink’s
previous dealings with DCF, in early November, three representatives of DCF
met with President Herb Green and Secretary Richard Riley to work out the
details of the Greater Trilby Community Association’s (GTCA) participation
in the program. “Any place that
has a computer can become an ACCESS point,” DCF’s Roseann Liriano
explained.” In the Tri-Community area, we have many households getting some
kind of assistance and some of them have to apply once a year to continue
getting that assistance. Seniors
only have to apply once every 24 months.
Having a place right here in this area will make that more convenient
Once the final details have been worked out, DCF will
train local volunteers to work with individuals who need to register for
services. “We will teach the
volunteers to help people who are renewing their registrations and those who
are applying for the first time,” Dawn Crouch explained.
“You (GTCA) can set up the days and hours you wish to keep the center
open for registrations.”
As of publication of this newsletter, this project is
still in the planning stage. At
its latest board meeting, GTCA voted to pay for phone service up to $40 per
month at the community center but is still negotiating with the county and the
phone company for payment of the phone line installation fees.
“We’re making progress on this front, but it is going to take some
time to work out the details,” Herb Green explained.
If you have questions concerning the ACCESS program,
check out the website at www.myflorida.
com/accessflorida or contact Roseann Liriano at (727) 834-3184 or Dawn
Crouch at (352) 521-1236. To get
the latest update on when ACCESS will be available in the Tri-Community area,
call Herb Green at (352) 583-5936.
Clean Up Day in Trilby
Member Cassie Coleman loads her truck with debris from an old building.
Two St Leo volunteers help remove parts of an old building at the home of Mrs. Dorothy Parker on Polite Avenue.
Toys for Tots Needs Help in the Tri-Community Area
“It’s a job that turned into a passion that’s
turned into a calling, “ said Bob Loring of Toys for Tots of East Pasco as
he described his involvement in this familiar charity that has been around for
50 years. He was speaking to the
general meeting of the Greater Trilby Community Association on November 15th.
The program has expanded in the tri-community area of Trilby,
Trilacoochee and Lacoochee. “It’s
not enough to give a kid a toy if they’re hungry, “ he continued. “So I
asked what else do these kids need?” This
year kids will be able to get new toothbrushes, new shoes, underwear, clothes
and a box of food for their families on December 17th at the Trilby
United Methodist Church from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
“Each family that would like to participate must
fill out a referral form, and if they meet the requirements, we’ll be glad
to see them from 8 am to 12 noon on December 17th,“ said Denny
Mihalinec, captain of the Toys for Tots campaign in the tri-community area who
also spoke at the meeting.
Mihalinec may be reached at 352 518-0980 or at DennyMTrilby@aol.com.
Brandy Linville of Lacoochee, who is very active in her community, is
co-captain of the campaign in the area. “We
need you on the list.” He continued, adding that the forms people fill out
will be used to determine if they meet the requirements.
“We’ll be glad to se those who are eligible on
Dec. 17th,” Mihalinec said, adding, “The names on the referral
must match the person picking up the toys.”
“We can’t take any walk-ups this year.
We served between 400 and 500 families last year, and we have to be
sure all the people who filled out the referral forms get served.”
Pasco Kids First, which is located in the Old Trilby
School House on Old Trilby Road across from the Masonic Lodge, is the center
for referrals this year. The
deadline for filling out referrals is Friday, December 9th.
“We also need more businesses in the area to sponsor Toys
for Tots this year,” Mihalinec said. Sponsors
allow the program to put a box for toys at their places of business.
“So far The Christian Edge, MCI Metal Structures, Inc., and the
Lacoochee Baptist Church have become sponsors.
The Trilby Doll Club is going to contribute toys, and the New Life
Assembly of God in Trilacoochee is donating boxes of food.
The tri-community’s Girl Scout Troop 1161 will help collect and
distribute toys.” If there are other groups that want to be sponsors, call him
Volunteers are needed to bag toys on December 10th
from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Trilby United Methodist Church.
If you are interested in helping on that day or on December 17th, call
If you don’t have the time to become involved on either of those days, help the kids in the tri-community area by donating new, unwrapped toys at any of the sponsors listed in this article. You’ll feel good and help a child in your own community.
Use it or lose it!
The Trilby Post Office exists to serve local residents. It is evaluated annually on the volume of mail and services provided.
Instead of using discount stores or the downtown Post Office, please come, meet Marlene Nicholas, our Postmistress, and help keep our local resource.
But Delicious Recipes
you are tired of bringing the same old Christmas cookies and other desserts to
holiday celebrations or you need something special just for yourself, try one
of these two recipes. They are a
little different but really delicious!
It Really Better Than Sex? Cake
courtesy Paula Deen, Food TV
1 (18.25-ounce) box yellow cake mix, plus ingredients to prepare
1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 (3.4-ounce) box French vanilla pudding, plus ingredients to prepare
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 cup flaked, sweetened toasted coconut
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
yellow cake mix as directed using a greased 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan and bake for
30 to 35 minutes. While cake is baking, combine the pineapple and 1 cup of
sugar in a saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and allow it to cool slightly.
cake from oven and using a fork, pierce holes into cake. Pour pineapple
mixture over hot cake and set aside.
pudding according to package directions. Spread pudding over cake and
refrigerate until thoroughly chilled. Whip heavy cream and remaining sugar
until stiff. Cover top of cake with whipped cream and sprinkle toasted coconut
Pat’s Pumpkin Upside Down
together until well blended:
cups pumpkin (large can)
large can evaporated milk
Pour into a 9x13 pan lined with wax paper cut to fit
the bottom. Sprinkle 1 box of
yellow cake mix over the mixture in the pan.
Sprinkle 1½ cups dry pecans over cake mix. Press pecans into the mix.
Pour two sticks of melted butter over all ingredients in the pan.
Try to cover the whole top. Bake
1 hour at 350 degrees (325 degrees for a glass pan) Test for doneness.
Loosen edges. Cool for
Turn out on a cookie sheet or serving platter.
When cold, ice with the following mixture:
oz. cream cheese
oz Cool Whip
cups of xxx sugar
Sprinkle chopped nuts on top and refrigerate.
Carver of Dade City provided this as a snack at a recent meeting of the
Northeast Pasco Concerned Citizens meeting that Richard attended.
If you have any recipes you would like to share,
please send them to Kathy Riley, P.O. Box 6, Trilby, FL 33593 or e-mail them
and they’ll appear in the association newsletter.
House Celebrates the Holidays
On Saturday, December 10th, The Christian Edge Coffee
House is presenting the band, “Mo’ Than Concurrers” for your listening
pleasure. December 10th is also
Support Toys for Tots night. If
you bring a new toy to donate, you will receive one free drink of your choice
from the coffee house’s wide selection of coffees and smoothies.
The coffee house will be closed on Saturday, December
17th and Saturday, December 24th but will be open with extended hours on
Saturday, December 31 for a New Year's Eve celebration.
The hours will be from 7p.m.- 1a.m.
Anyone wishing to join in the festivities is invited to bring a snack
The Christian Edge, located at the corner of U.S.
Highway 301 and State Road 575 in Lacoochee, is open Saturdays from 7 p.m. to
10:00 p.m. and features live Christian music.
To find out more about this organization go online to the website, www.tcfedge.org,
call the organizers at 352-583-5786 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CC = Community Center
TMC = Trilby Methodist Church
a.m. at CC
11-1 at CC
Cloggers,5:30 to 8:00 pm at CC
Watch, 7:00 pm at TMC
Doll Club at CC
painting *, 3-5 p.m. at CC
class, 10 am to 2:00 p.m. at CC
toys at TMC 9-noon
Edge 7-10 pm
11-1 at CC
Exec. Board 6 pm TMC
Board Dir. 7 pm TMC
general meeting, 7 – 8 pm at TMC
toys at TMC 8-noon
11-1 at CC
11-1 at CC
New Year’s Eve –
Christian Edge 7-1am
Call Eileen Lamb at 352-583-4584 for information about the crafts, painting and line dancing classes.
the Chairman’s Desk
--- Scott Black
It is a particular honor to be asked by the Greater Trilby Community Association board to serve as chairman. With great pride, I always enjoy telling people that I’m a “Trilbian.” Although I grew up and moved seven miles away “to the big city in search of my fortune” (grin), my heart and soul will always be in Trilby and I look forward to one day coming home to stay.
We owe a debt of gratitude to Denny Mihalinec for his
service to the community in helping get GTCA organized and for serving as our
first president and then as our first chairman. On behalf of the board and our association, we all wish him
well in his future endeavors. Of
course, we know that he will still be actively involved with us and will
continue to volunteer his time and talents.
As we move ahead in our efforts to redevelop and
preserve our community, I will enjoy the opportunity to work with each one.
Remember to say hello to your neighbors, make attractive your corner of
the world, and always be proud to say you’re a “Trilbian.”
Thank you for allowing me to be of service.
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