The second annual Trilby Children’s Safety Rally has been incorporated
into a Fall Festival for the Greater Trilby area, and will be held on the last
day of this month.
“We had a very successful event last year, and we look forward to
again supporting children in the area and remembering those who have been
victims,” stated Herb Green, GTCA President.
“This year, because of scheduling problems and conflicts, we have
decided to incorporate the presentations of social services and community
entertainment, along with the dedication of a special ‘Memorial Park’ in
the Withlacoochee Trail.”
The primary purpose of the festival is to help parents with
identification and services for their children.
The Festival begins at 10 AM on Saturday, the 30th, and runs
till 2 PM with the dedication of the Memorial Park at noon.
Anticipated participants are: Hilary
Sessions, mother of Tiffany who was abducted; representatives from Kirk
Browning’s office who will demonstrate and provide training on the
county’s new voting machines; the Bloodnet bloodmobile, the Sheriff’s
Office, and other social service agencies.
Coffee and snacks will be available at 10, provided by the Christian
Edge Coffee House, and John Stewart of Mosstown Convenience Store will assist
in providing and serving lunch.
There will be a special prize drawing of a girl’s and a boy’s bike
at the end of the day. A member
of the Greater Trilby Community Association is donating the cost of two bikes
If all goes as planned, there will be “hay rides” to the Trilby
Playground and Park just behind Trilby Manor.
The park is maintained by Pasco County and has been recently upgraded
with new roads and playground equipment.
Entrainment will include demonstrations of Pasco County Sheriff’s K-9
dogs by their handlers, and in the morning, there will be karate
demonstrations by Bill Spivey of Spivey Karate.
He will show how small children can defend themselves and then half an
hour later, how older children can defend themselves.
Arion, the trick horse from Trilby Trails, will show off just before
the memorial dedication at noon and again at 12:30.
Smokey the Bear and a Talking Sheriff’s Car will also make