Sumter County Shopper

Follow Us On:

Community Calendar

Posted on Monday, July 8, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Submit An Event

For the Love of the Animals Expo
Mar 30 all-day

Volunteer – Sign Up Now, Few Spaces Remain for Vendors & Charity Spaces at HS/SPCA’s “For the Love of Animals” Expo
The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County is accepting volunteers from the community to participate in their life-saving “For the Love of Animals” Expo in the days prior to and the day of the Expo (March 30, 2019). Contact Volunteer Coordinator Jane at 352-793-9117 or to sign up.
This Expo, the first of its kind in Sumter County, has had a tremendous response by businesses, non-profits locally and from surrounding areas to participate. Only a few spaces remain for interested vendors and non-profits, animal or non-animal related. Contact Heather at 352-793-9117 or for current availability. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this uniquely special event.
The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill organization helping animals in need throughout Sumter County, Florida. Donations directly help to cover the cost of saving, treating and caring for neglected, abused and abandoned animals. Learn more about the HS/SPCA at, 352-793-9117, on Facebook or at the shelter located at 994 CR 529A, in Lake Panasoffkee, Office open: Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-4:00pm, Sat. 9:00am-4:00pm. Kennel Pet Viewing: Mon.-Sat. 9:00am-3:30pm. Visitors are always welcome!

Groveland Museum Celebrates Founder’s Day With Historical Expo
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Exactly when present-day Groveland was founded isn’t known, other than it was permanently settled sometime in the years following the Civil War. However, historians do know when the fast-growing city traded its early name, Taylorville, for Groveland. That happened during a raucous town hall meeting on March 31, 1922.
With the centennial looming just three years away, the Groveland Historical Society decided to start honoring the milestone this year with a historical expo a day early on Saturday, March 30. From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., members of the historical society will feature exhibits, special displays and chances to talk with descendants of early pioneers in the Puryear Building and historical museum at 243 S. Lake Ave.
“We hope that people who have never visited the museum will discover the treasures we have preserved,” said President Marie Padgett. “And we have invited members of the police and fire departments, in addition to some of the city’s long-serving churches, to participate in the expo.”
The expo is free and open to the public. Free giveaways & door prizes! Expo exhibits:
Groveland High – See the largest collection of high-school memorabilia in Lake County. Talk to “Greenback” alumni.
Churches and Clubs – Historic Groveland churches, Groveland Women’s Club, Groveland Garden Club
History Books – Images of America: Groveland will be available for sale at the museum.
Pioneers – Talk to the descendants of pioneer families, including the Edge, Arnold, Puryear and King families.
Historic Businesses – People’s State Bank, B ’n W Canning Co., Edge’s Department Store, Arnold Sawmill
Police & Fire – History and memorabilia