Greater Trilby News

Serving the Tri-Community Area

Vol. 3, Number 2 – March / April 2007

GTCA Annual Meeting Held

The annual meeting of the Greater Trilby Community Association was held on February 15, 2007 to share information with community members and to revise the association by-laws.


The Security Patrol Needs You!


The Greater Trilby Security Patrol (GTSP) is a volunteer organization supported by the Crime Prevention Department of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office and needs more volunteers. You are eligible if you are 18 years of age or over and haven’t had any felony or serious misdemeanor convictions. 

Selected volunteers go through a 4-hour training program and two 2-hour patrols with a certified Security Patrol member. Uniforms and insignia/markings for your car are furnished plus a gas allowance for each patrol. You determine when and the length of your patrol with the GTSP Patrol Coordinator.

GTSP has been operational for over 2 years and has been working to control crime in the Trilby area but we need to do more by scheduling daytime patrols and additional night patrols.

We are fully supported by the Sheriff’s Department and actually operate under its auspices. If we call in suspicious activity, a Sheriff’s Deputy is usually there in a very few minutes!

Come join us and enjoy the experience!  Call me at 583-5936 or GTCA at 583-4150 during office hours 10 am to 1 pm Tuesday thru Saturday for more information.

Herb Green, Pres. GTCA

The Christian Edge

The Christian Edge at Trilby Road and US 301 provides a variety of entertainment every Saturday evening from 7 to 10 pm.


Trilby Trail Blazers

in Dade City Parade

The Community of Trilby was represented by four members of the Trilby Trail Blazers in the Pasco County Fair Parade held in February in Dade City

The Trail Blazers are the youth contingent of the Greater Trilby Community Association, and are coordinated by Kathleen Fink.

The "Trilby Hay Ride" float was driven by Kim Rowe in his truck identifying his Trilby business.


Second Annual Trilby Homecoming

Marvin Merritt talks with Barbara and Virgil Bratcher reminiscing about the good old days

Scott Black and son Hayden enjoyed the March weather and good food.

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Scott Black and his wife, Linda, coordinated the second annual Trilby homecoming. Despite the chilly weather, abut 100 Trilbians, past and present, gathered at Charlotte Tomkow’s homestead for great food (brought by everybody), and the good company of old friends.

Above is a 1920s photo of Coal Chute which was located just north of CR575. The Trilby Methodist Church in background has been moved to its present location on Trilby Road. Photo provided by Scott Black and was on display at the 2007 Trilby Homecoming.


Automated Community Connection to Economic Self-Sufficiency

Apply for Food Stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance or Medicaid.

Apply for Food Stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance or Medicaid.

Report Changes to your Food Stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance or Medicaid case.

Check Case Status or Benefit Information.

Medicare Prescription Drug Program - SSA's Low Income Subsidy application.

Information for Hurricane Katrina Evacuees

These services are available 10 am to 1 pm,

Tuesday through Saturday

at the Trilby House (Community Center),

37452 Trilby Road

Across from the Trilby Post Office

This service is provided by GTCA in cooperation with the Florida Department of Children and Families


Lacoochee Elementary School

Class Games Day and Science Night

Just before the annual F-CAT tests, the staff of the school organizes games pitting classes against each other. Competitions included tricycle races with drunken glasses, pie eating contest, and mummy wrapping (see photo).


On the MOSI (Muesum of Science and Industry) science night open to all students and parents on February 22, visitors got to visit a portable planetarium, and outside individuals could look at the planet Saturn through a reflector telescope.


Lacoochee Elementary School Principal,

Karen Marler





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.