Greater Trilby News

Serving the Tri-Community Area

Vol. 2, Number 2 –February 2006


“Access” Begins Next Month

On January 24, 2006, an important partnership was formed between the Greater Trilby Community Association (GTCA) and the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).  GTCA President Herb Green signed a contract with DCF, making the Trilby Community Center a site for its ACCESS program.  “This is DCF’s first contract in east Pasco,” said Phoebe Quarterman, Community Partner liaison. “And we are very excited to get this site started.”


Quarterman, Fink, and Green


The Community Access Partnership Network, or ACCESS Florida, 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.  “In fact, the DCF ACCESS office will be closed in Dade City as soon as we have more sites available,” Quartermaster explained.

Starting March 1st, families who are eligible for temporary cash assistance, food stamps, or Medicaid through the Department of Children and Families and live in Trilby, Trilacoochee and Lacoochee can apply for those services on a computer in Trilby.  This service will also be open to anyone else for whom this location is convenient.

Kathleen Fink, GTCA Vice President, will be organizing volunteers to help individuals fill out the necessary annual registration forms.  “The community center will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  I’m looking for volunteers for those hours.  Surely there are a lot of people who can spare three hours a week to help out their fellow Tri-Community residents,” Kathleen explained.  Anyone who can help can reach Kathleen at (352) 583-5973.

Your Participation!


What can your association do to get your interest and participation in programs that come from your interest and participation?  Does this sound like double talk?  Maybe; but we are not receiving enough participation in our meetings or programs, such as dance classes, student tutoring services (which are free), painting classes, socials, etc.

Attendance at our January Town Hall Meeting, 1/19/06, was very disappointing to say the least, and this was our annual meeting to get your ideas on what you would like to see happen in the Trilby area in 2006 and beyond.  The Greater Trilby Community Association was formed by the community, for the community , and to benefit the community!  In order for us to function properly, we need your participation!

Very shortly, Trilby will have an Access Center open to serve the Tri-Community area where people can come to apply for benefits, such as food stamps, and Medicaid.  Had it not been for the Trilby Community Association, this would not have been made available.

We have a Child Safety Rally, an annual event, which started last year.  This is to make the public aware of the problem our children continually face with predators and things to do to prevent their exposure to abduction.

We have a Historical Committee that concerns itself with documenting the historical sites in the area and makes an effort to preserve them.  Trilby is rich in history.  We showed the silent movie version taken from the book “Trilby” for which the town of Trilby was named.  That was one of our programs last fall and we plan to have a follow up early this year.

We plan more programs for the youth of our community, the elderly and all those in between, but we need your help.  A dedicated few are doing it now and will continue to, but a dedicated crowd will make it better.  Won’t you come join us??


-- Herb Green, President

Page 2 of 4                        Greater Trilby News                         February 2006

Hard Work (and Sweat) Can Pay Off

For the Association

By Kathy Riley, Editor


In December, my husband, Richard, and by default, I, were given an assignment by the Greater Trilby Community Association.  At the time it didn’t seem like a very hard thing to do, and we were going to get help from members of the Trilby United Methodist Church, but as the date for the event came closer and closer we realized that it involved a lot of hard work.


We moved an overstuffed couch, a loveseat, and a shelving unit with two coffee tables three times, a dishwasher twice, and numerous smaller items countless times.  Along with church members and others from the association we priced items and set them out for display all one afternoon and into the evening.  Then on the assigned day we staggered out of bed while it was still dark to move items outside.  Have you guessed what we were doing?  We were having a garage sale, the proceeds of which went equally to the Greater Trilby Community Association and the Trilby United Methodist Church.


The sale was held on Saturday, January 21st at the Trilby Community Center.  The weather was perfect, warm and a little cloudy, and the people came and spent their money.  By the end of the day, we were celebrating.  We didn’t have to move the furniture again, because it was all sold and both organizations had earned about $200 each.


We want to thank Herb and Evalyne Green, Joanne Carrol, and Marie Phillips who helped with the presale pricing and spent the day helping at the sale.  Thanks also go to Julie Davis who helped on the day of the sale and to all the people (including those who helped) who contributed items to the sale; without you it would not have been possible.


The Greater Trilby News

“Serving the Tri-community area”

Publisher:  The Greater Trilby Community Association, (GTCA)

Herb Green --


Editor:  Kathryn Riley --



The Greater Trilby News is a monthly publication of The Greater Trilby Community Association, Inc., and serves the tri-community area consisting of Lacoochee, Trilacoochee, and Trilby.  This newsletter accepts articles concerning the association’s activities and articles of interest to the area.

Recipes for February Fun

By Eileen Lamb


Eggplant Parmesan

One medium eggplant

3 or 4 cups tomato sauce, homemade or canned

1 cup (or more) flour

3 eggs (or more)

Milk enough to make egg bath

2 cups bread crumbs

1 cup Parmesan cheese

3 cups mozzarella cheese

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Slice eggplant and salt each piece.  Place the slices in a colander over a bowl or in the sink for 30 minutes to remove excess water.  Make an egg bath by stirring the eggs and milk together.  Dip each piece of eggplant in flour, the egg bath, and then bread crumbs.  Place the slices on an oiled baking sheet and bake them for 30 minutes or until golden brown, turning the slices once.  In a baking dish, alternate layers of tomato sauce, eggplant, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese.  Top with mozzarella cheese and bake until bubbling, about 25 minutes at 350 degrees.



Pineapple Bread Pudding

1 stick of softened butter

1 cup of sugar

4 eggs

5 slices of white bread cubed

1 large can pineapple drained

Combine the butter and sugar.  Add 2 eggs at a time to the mixture and fold in the bread and pineapple.  Bake in a greased loaf pan for about 50 minutes at 350 degrees.



Jewelry Class Offered

                Richard Riley will offer a beginning “Silver Wire Jewelry” class beginning this month at the Community Center.  Continuation will depend upon his skills and the attendance.


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Local Church Listings


Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, Kersey Road, Lacoochee, FL

New Hope Baptist Church, 21431 US Hwy 301, Trilacoochee, FL  583-2002

First Mt. Pleasant MB Church, 20643 Robbins Road, Trilby, FL  583-0019

First Baptist Church of Lacoochee, 21012 Bower Road, Lacoochee, FL

Trilacoochee Church of Christ, 20300 US Hwy 301 North, Trilacoochee, FL  583-2842

Mt. Olive AME Church, 20451 Randleman Road, Trilby, FL   583-3722

Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 20641 Bower Road, Lacoochee, FL  583-4538

New Life Assembly of God, 38012 Trilby Road, Trilacoochee, FL  583-3307

Trilby United Methodist Church, 37504 Trilby Road, Trilby, FL  583-2577

Lacoochee Church of God (Heart Center), 21245 Sanderson Road, Lacoochee, FL  583-3354

Trilby Baptist Church, 37255 Trilby Road, Trilby, FL  583-2281

Glorious Church of God in Christ, 20714 Center Street, Lacoochee, FL  583-2700

New Bethel AME Church, 20653 Floyd Road, Lacoochee, FL  583-2500



Dinner Theater Excursion Planned


The Social Committee of the Greater Trilby Community Association is planning an excursion to the Hudson Dinner Theater presentation of “Cabaret” on Thursday, February 23, 2006.  For reservations and information call Eileen Lamb at 352 583-4584



After-School Tutoring Is Free

By Kathleen Fink

Vice-President and Education Chair


            I am pleased to say that the St. Leo’s Good Samaritan students have decided to stay in Trilby and tutor our children at the Community Center here, across from the Post Office.  We are getting the word out to the local schools and the community that the tutoring is FREE.

            I have 25 years’ experience with tutoring children, volunteering at schools and home schooling.  I have been a substitute teacher for the local schools (elementary through high school) for the past nine years.  This educational experience has enabled me to become a dedicated mentor and tutor for many children.

            I have met and observed the young men and women from St. Leo’s who support our community’s tutoring program.  They help each child with their homework and when the assignments have been completed, they play games.  We meet every Monday afternoon from 4:00 to 5:30.  We will have the free tutoring on Thursday afternoons when more children can attend the sessions.

            People sometimes ask me if I need any supplies to help this program, even when they do not have children, and the answer is yes, always.  We need donations from the community for after-school snacks (this enables children to concentrate better.)  Office Depot, Wall-Mart and Winn Dixie gift certificates are just a few wonderful ways to help out.  These donations are a good way to improve the education of our children and the community will benefit from your generosity in the future.

            If you are interested in having your child attend the tutoring sessions and need more information, please contact me at 583-5973 at home or at the Trilby Community Center on Monday afternoons at 583-4150.  The Good Samaritans from St. Leo’s and I look forward to helping your children succeed in school.

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Trilby Clean-up Day

Scheduled for February 18th


The Greater Trilby Community Association is holding another Trilby Clean-up Day on Saturday, February 18th from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  The areas to be covered that day are: Trilby Road from Cemetery Road to U.S. 98, Robbins Road, Beaver Road, Trilby Cutoff Road and Old Trilby Road from the Methodist Church to the Withlacoochee Trail.


Interested people should meet at the Trilby Community Center at 10:00 a.m., where assignments and trash bags will be given out.  Please bring gloves, and rakes or shovels to help with the cleanup.  If you can’t participate that day, perhaps you could call and donate space in your dumpster, which would be a big help.


At noon, lunch will be served at the community center.  Eileen Lamb who orchestrated the wonderful Ladies’ Luncheon last fall will be providing the lunch of drinks and sandwiches.  She is also the contact person for this project.  “I’m looking for about 20 people who can contribute two hours to make their neighborhoods look nicer,” she explained.  Call her at 352 583-4584 if you can help.



February 2005 Community Events 








CC =  Trilby Community Center

 TMC = Trilby Methodist Church

TCE = The Christian Edge coffee house



-- Jewelry class, 1-3 pm at CC

-- Line dancing, 9:30 to 11:30 am at TMC





TCE--Open mike and Karaoke, 7:00 to 10:00 pm



-- Oil painting, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at CC

-- FREE after-school tutoring, 4:00 pm to 5:30 at CC

-- Elaine’s Cloggers, 6:30 to 8:00 pm at CC



-- Jewelry Class

-- Line dancing





TCE--Jumpstart, 7:00



-- Oil painting

-- Tutoring

-- Elaine’s Cloggers

-- GTCA executive committee meeting, 7 pm at TMC



Line dancing



GTCA general meeting, 7 – 8:30 pm at CC


-- Lacoochee Commodities (Food) Distribution, 10:00 am to noon at Stanley Park, Lacoochee (for those who qualify)

--GTCA Security Patrol meeting, 7:00 pm at CC


-- TCE --Steve Carroll, 7:00

-- Trilby Clean-up Day, 10:00 at CC



-- Oil painting

-- Tutoring

-- Elaine’s Cloggers



Line dancing





TCE --Salvation’s Rock, 7:00 at TCE



-- Oil Painting

-- Tutoring

-- Elaine’s Cloggers