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PLACE to Observe Lights On Afterschool Day
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PLACE to Observe Lights On Afterschool Day

Pasco County, Florida -- The Pasco County School Board’s before- and afterschool enrichment program known as PLACE will be participating in the 14th Annual Lights On Afterschool day at the Sims Park Amphitheater in New Port Richey on Thursday, October 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.       

Each October, one million Americans in more than 7,500 communities nationwide celebrate the afterschool programs that keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and help working families.            

The Pasco Learning and Activity Centers of Enrichment (PLACE) program’s Lights on Afterschool celebration will include testimonials and endorsements by invited guests including Superintendent Kurt Browning, School Board Member Joanne Hurley, Florida Afterschool Alliance Executive Director Sharon Carrie, and district Career & Technical Education Director Rob Aguis. Other dignitaries and representatives from the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners, School Board, Sheriff’s Office, and local agencies also will be on hand for the celebration. 

Radio Disney will provide entertainment, and activities will be kicked off with a parade of PLACE programs led by River Ridge High School’s Air Force JROTC.  Several PLACE students will showcase their talent, and children will be able to take part in carnival type games and activities. Refreshments will be sold to support local high school clubs and local organizations.            

PLACE has been providing this quality afterschool programming in Pasco County schools since 1990.The event is sponsored by the District School Board of Pasco County, Bright House Networks, Florida Afterschool Network, and the Afterschool Alliance.The public is invited to join in this free celebration and show their support for safe, quality afterschool programs. 

For additional information regarding this event contact Karla Graziano, event coordinator, at 813-794-22483.

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