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Sunday, December 10, 2023

Marion deputies heading to Italian restaurant for Tip-a-Cop fundraising event

Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be at a local Italian restaurant this week to help raise money for the Special Olympics.

On Friday, November 17, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., MCSO deputies will become celebrity waiters at Francesco’s Ristorante and Stone Fire Pizza located at 16770 S U.S. Highway 441 in Summerfield.

During the three-hour event, deputies will be taking orders and serving food to diners.

All money raised by the deputies throughout the event will benefit Special Olympics Florida, a nonprofit organization that provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, at no cost to the athlete or their caregiver.

For more information, contact Sergeant Tom Tingue (352-843-4302) or Sergeant Juan Ocasio (352-266-4121).

To make reservations at the restaurant for this event, call Francesco’s Ristorante and Stone Fire Pizza at 352-693-2008.