Greater Trilby News

Serving the Tri-Community Area

Vol. 2, Issue 1 –January 2006


Important Annual GTCA meetings this Month


General elections and annual planning meeting is on Thursday, January 19.

 Board of Directors meet on Monday, January 23. 


Planning is the key topic for the January meetings this year.  “We need input from all the community, not just those of us on committees or boards,” Stated Herb Green, GTCA President. 

“Without a direction from the residents, we can only guess what is important in the community,” he continued.  “We want this organization to be valuable to everybody here, and to be used by them.”

Some of the topics already under consideration are:  expanding youth activities and support programs such as after-school tutoring, continuing the crafts programs coordinated by Eileen Lamb, and others.

The Association also wants to create a full-year schedule, which includes upcoming events and programs in all seasons.

Also on the agenda is the election of officers for the upcoming year.  A nominating committee has recommended a slate of officers that continues the existing leadership.  They are: Herb Green, President, Kathleen Fink, Vice President, Richard Riley, Secretary, and Kim Rowe, Treasurer.

Any and all Tri-Community members are invited and urged to attend.  “At the moment, we haven’t had a lot of general attendance from Hunter Hill, Lacoochee in general, the Sawmill campground, Riverdale and Fort Dade estates (both in Hernando County just above the river) or people on Christian Road,” stated Richard Riley, Secretary.  “Our core group appears to be people who live on Trilby Road, Old Trilby Road, or in Trilby Trails.  We need to expand our base and influence.”

According to the Association by-laws (available at the annual meeting is required for election of officers and board members.  Since the Association is still in the second year of its existence, board elections will be next year at this time.

The General meeting will begin at 7 p.m., Thursday, January 19 at the Trilby Community Center.

The Greater Trilby Community Association was established in 2004 by Denny Mihalinec and other community leaders.


News briefs…


Many at GTCA Christmas Party

Scott Black, Chair of the GTCA Board of Directors tells of his adventures growing up in Trilby in the 60s to residents and Girl Scouts at the annual Christmas party in the Community Center.

Toys for Tots a Success

Denny Mihalinec of Trilby (center) was the primary local force behind the Tri-Community distribution of Toys for Tots this year.  Those who helped him distribute the food and presents were (left to right), Kathleen Fink of GTCA, Hope Fowler of the Tri-Community Girl Scouts, Brandy Linville of the First Baptist Church of Lacoochee, Dan Jones of Amerigroup,  Mrs. Celines Garay, Mrs. Emmy of Trilacoochee New Life Assembly of God, and Pastor Juan Garay of the Trilby United Methodist Church.  The project provided toys and food to children in the Tri-Community area.

Board Meeting January 23

            This month’s Executive Committee and Board meeting will be Monday, Jan. 23 at 7 pm at the Trilby United Methodist Church.

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From the Chair:


New year's greetings to all!  Here's hoping that 2005 ended on a good note and that 2006 will be a most successful year for you.

A special thank you to the committee that coordinated the recent community Christmas party.  It was a very nice social event and it was good to see each one, especially the scout troop lending their enthusiasm to the occasion!

As we enter the new year, our association values your input more than ever as we seek solutions to both old and new challenges.  I hope to see you at our next general membership meeting on January 19 at 7:00 p.m.

As always, remember to say hello to your neighbors, make attractive your corner of the world, and always be proud to say you're a "Trilbian." 

With these cooler days, be sure and ride your bicycle or take a hike on the Withlacoochee State Trail...What a great resource for our community!


Scott Black



The Greater Trilby News

“Serving the Tri-community area”

Publisher:  The Greater Trilby Community Association, (GTCA)

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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.




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



Lacoochee Playground Rebuilt

George Reyes of Lacoochee and Brenda Pardee from the Zephyrhills Home Depot work together to assemble components for the new playground at the Lacoochee Boys and Girls Club.  The previous playground was destroyed in an accidental fire a few months ago.