BROOKSVILLE — ’Tis the season for the fourth annual Snow Bash brought once again to the public by the SEED Foundation of Hernando County.
Moved to a larger location to ensure COVID-19 precautions of social distancing, the Snow Bash is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, at Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.
Tickets are available for purchase online in advance and in person at the event for donations of $5 per person and $5 per vehicle for parking.
The SEED Foundation of Hernando County, which is a nonprofit organization that serves working class families who have fallen on hard times, also aims to inspire the community to help one another.
“If everyone could just help one person, it would be a great world,” said Judy Mastro, president of the foundation.
The Snow Bash will feature sledding down real snow, food vendors, holiday shopping, and other children’s activities.
The new venue for this year’s event was chosen for its vast open-air facility that will allow social distancing between vendors and standing in lines for activities.
Sleds will be sanitized in between use by a professional service.
Sponsors are still needed to help fund the snow that will be provided at the event.
“We wanted to do Snow Bash this year because when you see these kids slide down that hill and you see those faces, I can’t get enough photos of that,” Mastro said. “The kids have such a great time.”
When they’re not sledding, children can participate in some of the activities provided at the vendor’s tables while parents look for holiday gifts.
Mastro said she just wants to give local families a chance to go out and have fun without going broke.
The SEED Foundation was founded as a nonprofit in 1996 and moved to Hernando County in 2015. It was founded by Carl Pizzo, who was inspired to create an organization based on people helping people.
The amount of requests for assistance has been slowly increasing, according to Mastro.
Many people today are especially in need of help as they get back on their feet from the pandemic. Residents have lost their jobs, parents are down to one income instead of two, and they may need a helping hand with making payments.
Proceeds raised from the Snow Bash go toward helping the community and providing the resources residents need.
For more information, visit www.theSEEDFoundation.org.