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Published:   |   Updated: March 7, 2013 at 04:31 PM

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BROOKSVILLE

Nearly 300 people were expected to pass through Sertoma Youth Ranch Saturday as part of WMNF's first annual Rockin' the Ranch festival.

The weekendlong festival was a first for the Tampa-based radio station, and it featured bands from the Sunshine State and beyond.

Early Saturday afternoon, The Garbage Men — a band of five teenagers from Sarasota — played instruments made of recycled materials, such as a cereal box guitar and various glass bottles for a xylophone. The group works to promote recycling by using instruments made entirely of garbage and recycled materials, and donates all proceeds from its record sales to Heifer International, a humanitarian charity with a goal to end world hunger.

Crisp winds ripped through the 88-acre ranch on the Pasco County border, with many taking refuge in campers or tents, or around one of the many small campfires. Well-behaved dogs roamed not far from their owners' side, and children and adults alike — many from Tampa — took advantage of the fresh air.

About 70 campsites were reserved for the three-day festival, with many more attendees bringing tents, as well.

The festival continues into the afternoon today, with The Mercy Brothers playing from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Dash Rip Rock from 1:05 to 2:15 p.m. and the Damon Fowler Band from 2:35 to 4 p.m.

The Sertoma Youth Ranch is located at 85 Myers Road in Brooksville, and day passes are available at the gate for $20.


wbiddlecombe@hernandotoday.com (352) 544-5283

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