Shining a light on bullying

Local talent will shine for the benefit of iSparkle, a college scholarship fund created by Villages entertainer Petrina. The Got Talent Fun’draiser, a show with music, skits, and other acts, is scheduled from 6-9pm Aug. 20 at Lake Miona Recreation Center, 1526 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages. For ticket information, contact organizer Rosemary Ahrens at 352.205.4892 or iSparkle is an anti-bullying program, and the phrase stands for inclusion, support, protect, act, respect, kindness, lift spirits, and encourage. Scholarship funds are awarded to candidates who help create atmospheres of inclusion for their peers. Applicants must be high school seniors from anywhere in the country who are related to a Villages homeowner. For more information, write to A golf tournament fundraiser also is scheduled for Sept. 28. Contact Penny Schritz at for information.