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Summer vacation is rapidly coming to a close for school-children and their parents, but not without an opportunity for Silver Springs Shores residents to have one last chance to enjoy a little family fun at the first annual “Shores Summer Bash.”

The Saturday, August 3 event was, in large part, a back-to-school party with generous participation and support from over 30 different community organizations, sponsors, and vendors. The generous and freely donated support of the organizations made it possible for upwards of 400 children and their parents to receive much needed school supplies and to also take part in health screenings, dental exams, raffle give-aways, bounce-houses, water slides, face-painting, and of course – plenty of good food!

The Silver Springs Shores Resource Center (SSSRC) provided student give-aways, as well as information about its After-School program. The SSSRC After-School program offers children daily homework assistance, music, dance, karate classes, and a safe and positive environment to thrive in. A limited number of scholarships are still available for interested families who have limited financial means. If you would like more information about SSSRC’s After-School program, please call 352-687-0350. If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, log on to and click on “About Us,” then click on the “Donate” button. Instructions will be provided on the web-page.

As we all gear up for another school year, a sincere note of thanks is extended to Keren Sewell and Mark Burleson for their hard work on this important event. Also appreciated are all who participated, donated, and otherwise helped to make the first annual Shores Summer Bash a real smash!

Please stay abreast of important events in your community by keeping up with the SSSRC Newsletter which is published bi-weekly. Best wishes to all for a prosperous and successful 2013-2014 school year!

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