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Around Town with Erica: Walmart & the Circus

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By Erica Maldonado

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As I entered the Walmart at 13300 Cortez Blvd, I noticed a painting by the Minute Key and former coin machines. I remember when those machines used to steal my quarters, and I would have to wait at customer service to get my quarter back.

The store is doing a lot of remodeling for the Christmas season. In addition, there is a tree offering a mentor program to help sponsor children’s toys, and the Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan is coming to take photos with Santa and families.

The mural represents Brooksville very well. I cannot draw that skillfully, let alone paint a rendition of the May Stringer museum and a realistic train. In the painting, there are wading birds and an oak tree, like what you will find while venturing around Brooksville, its pastures, and historical roads. The artist is Rebekah Slusher.

Mural by Rebekah Slusher at the Walmart in Brooksville, 13300 Cortez Blvd. Photo by Erica Maldonado.

Outside the Walmart was a Trump bus for all those fans out there. Don’t forget to always thank your Walmart employee greeter and receipt checker at the exit!

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One last thing, only one more week is left for the Loomis Circus at the Hernando County Fairgrounds on Dec. 23, 24, and 25. I recommend clipping that coupon on the front page of the newspaper and purchasing a ticket. The view from the road passing by doesn’t come close to the experience from inside the tent when the show begins. It is absolutely spectacular, with great shining stars and lights inside. Everyone is highly talented and will knock your socks off when you see the stunts they can perform. Unfortunately, photography and recording are not allowed inside, so I can only tell you that it is worth the trip. Have a safe holiday.

Lots of fun toys are for sale outside of the circus tent at the Hernando County Fairgrounds. Photo by Erica Maldonado.
Erica Maldonado
Erica Maldonado
Erica Maldonado is a Hernando County native and mom to some adorable young kids. She enjoys writing about fun, family-oriented happenings in the area!
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