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Special Editions: Christmas Happenings in Athens-Limestone Alabama



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Athems Limestone
November 13, 2014

Special Edition: Christmas Happenings
In and About Athens-Limestone Alabama

Hello Everyone,
This special edition is a collection of the Christmas events in and around Athens-Limestone to help you and your family celebrate and build new memories.

We realize you may still be thinking about turkey, dressing and family around the table for Thanksgiving - but the spirit of Christmas is peaking early too and we don't want you to miss a minute.

Don't forget to check out our Recurring Happenings for those events that happen weekly or monthly throughout community including children's story times, community organization meetings, pickin' and grinnin', farmer markets, farm tours and more!

UPCOMING EVENTS

2014 & 2015 Events - If you have an event you would like posted on our website, send information to teresa@VisitAthensAL.com or


 
Nov 20th -- Festival of Trees Preview Party Donnell House, 601 1/2 South Clinton Street, Athens, AL  Kick off this annual event from 6:00PM-8:00PM. Cost is $25.00 per person and includes refreshments and entertainment plus a sneak peak of the decorations.  To make reservations: 256-679-7660
 
Nov 21st - 30th -- Donnell House Festival of Trees  Donnell House 601 1/2 South Clinton Street, Athens, AL  Join the festivities of the season with "To Grandmother's House We Go" decorates the historic Donnell House.  Open from 5:00PM-7:00PM including Thanksgiving evening and during the Athens Christmas Open House.  Admission is $5.00 per person.  For more information: Lisa Gilbert, 256-679-7660
 
Nov 22nd - 23rd -- Athens Christmas Open House  Downtown Athens, AL Christmas comes early to downtown Athens with caroling, specials for shopping to help complete your Christmas list and Santa!  The jolly old elf rides into downtown Athens, AL on a shiny red fire truck at 1:00PM and will be available for photos and gift wishes from 1:30PM-4:30PM at the Center for Lifelong Learning on Marion Street each day.   For more information, contact the Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce at 256-232-2600
 
Nov 23rd -- Holiday Gifts Expo  Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 511 Post 17915 West Elm Street, Athens, AL   Enjoy this Pre-Black Friday sale with local vendors.  Meet area crafters and small business owners in one convenient location for unique gifts.  Logan's Restaurant will be grilling food to keep you going for your shopping adventure from 2:00PM-6:00PM. Admission is free to the public.
 
Nov 30th -- Holiday Wreath-Making Class  1818 Farms24889 Lauderdale Street, Mooresville, AL  Join 1818 Farms  from  1:00PM-2:30PM OR 3:00PM-4:30PM for this hands-on guided class in making wreaths in the style of Della Robbia.  1818 Farms will provide the freshly-cut balsam and white pine wreaths, fruit and other natural materials.  Attendees need to bring a glue gun and their creativity.  Cost is $55.00  To register: 1818farms.com/products-page/product-category/1818-farms-hosts-holiday-wreath-making-classes
 
Nov 30th -- Minor Hill Christmas Parade Minor Hill, TN  Giles County High School Band of Gold will be leading the parade. Parade starts at 2:00, LineUp at 1:00 @ Minor Hill Community Bldg.   No cost to enter! Categories are: Vehicles, Recreational Vehicles, Performing Groups, Floats, horses, and Overall Winner for Best Theme. No Santas allowed, because we have one that will be on our float near the end of the parade. We appreciate your support. Please come be a part of our parade this year and make it our biggest & best ever.   For more information 931-565-3113 or info@minorhilltn.com   4.7 miles from Lester AL- MAP  
 
Dec 1st - 17th -- Polar Express at Whistle Hollow Farms  Whistle Hollow Farms 701 Lofton Hall Road, Ardmore, TN   Choose from either 9:00AM or 12:00PM, Monday-Friday for an adventure on the farm.  Enjoy the Polar Express on the big screen with hot chocolates and homemade cookies.  There will be a special guest and souvenir to take thome too.  School groups, day cares and parents with children at home are welcome - groups of 100-125 can be accommodated.  Cost is $6.00 per person.  Enjoy lunch for an additional $2.00 per person.  For more information or to make a reservation: 931-638-3501 or whistlehollowfarm@att.net
 
Dec 2nd --  WinterFest 2014  Lindsay Lane Baptist Church 1300 Lindsay Lane, Athens, AL   Lindsay Lane Christian Academy inves everyone to join them from 4:00PM-8:00PM for carnival rides, games, bake sale, food, pony rides, helicopter and police attractions and a silent auction.  Free to attend, $20.00 wristband for rides and games.

Dec 4th -- Reliance Bank Christmas Parade Athens, AL  Join Reliance Bank for the Athens Christmas Parade with marching bands, floats and Santa.  More information to come.  To register your float, marching band, group or individual participant; please call Reliance Bank at 256-232-1944.

Dec 5th & 6th -- Bethlehem Walk  Mable Hill Baptist Church 3778 Ready Section Road, Ardmore, AL   Join Mable Hill Baptist Church as they reenact the birth of Jesus in this annual walk through production.  For more information  www.mablehillbaptist.org/bethlehem.html

Dec 5th & 6th -- Holiday Open House at Mooresville Mercantile   Mooresville Mercantile 5081  Moorsville Road, Mooresville, AL   Come shop among the all American-made wares and goods to fill your stockings or pile under the Christmas tree.  For more information about this event, visit:
 www.mooresvillemercantile.com/special-events/

Dec 6th -- Elkmont Lions Club Christmas Parade  Elkmont, AL   Join the Elkmont Lions Club for Christmas cheer and to welcome Santa to Elkmont.  This year's theme is "A Disney Christmas".  To register your float, marching band, group or individual participant, please call 256-732-4211.

Dec 6th -- AHS JROTC Jingle Bell Jog 5K Run/Walk  Athens High School  100 U.S. Highway 31N, Athens, AL   More details to come.  Contact Chief James Chambers at (256) 233-6619 or james.chambers@acs-k12.org for more details.

Dec 6th -- Christmas Tour of Homes - Ardmore   Join the Friends of the Ardmore Public Library from 3:00PM-7:00PM for tour of local homes decked in their holiday finest.  Homes to be toured include: Alish Schrimsher, Cecelia and Andy Hargrove, Ronny Cornelison, Elayne Shannon, Ginger and Kevin Dunn and Mattie and Jerry Lipham.  Tickets are $10.00 can can be picked up from a Ardmore Friends of the Library Member; Ardmore Public Library 25836 Main Street, Ardmore TN; Ardmore City Hall 25844 Main Street, Ardmore, TN; Ardmore Town Hall 26704 Main Street, Ardmore, AL and First National Bank 26591 Main Street, Ardmore, TN.

Dec 6th -- Christmas Open House  Belle Mina Station 6855 Mooresville Road, Belle Mina, AL   Grab your list and enjoy the Belle Mina Station for a little holiday shopping, cheer and light refreshments from 10:00AM - 5:00PM  For more information, 256-355-7059

Dec 7th -- Danny Lyons Handbell Artist with Bellissimo Handbell Quartet Concert  McCandless Hall, Athens State University 300 North Beaty Street, Athens, Al  The Livingston Concert & Lecture Series and Center for Lifelong Learning invite you to a special concert featuring solo handbell artist Danny Lyons.  Danny Lyons rings an entire 3 octave set of handbells - 37 in all.  He will be joined Bellissimo Handbell Quartet.  Concert starts at 3:00PM.  This is a free event but seating is limited.  Please contact the Center for Lifelong Learning for ticket information: 256-233-8262

Dec 7th -- Athens Ladies Civitan Holiday Tour Of Homes   Athens, AL  Five prominent Athens homes will be dressed up for the holidays and open for touring from 1:00PM-5:00PM.  Each home will have delicious sweet treats provided by local caterers for your enjoyment.  
This is a self-guided tour with hostesses at each home.  Advanced tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at Nestle Toll House U.S. 72-Athens; Shea Leighs U.S. 72-Athens; Pimentos downtown Athens; 1st National Bank U.S. 72-Athens; Hallie Marie's next to 306BBQ on U.S. 72-Athens; Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful East Street-Athens.  Tickets at the door will be $20.00.  For more information: Carolyn Stair, 256-233-0258

Dec 9th -- Ardmore Christmas Parade  Ardmore AL/TN   Santa is coming to Ardmore with floats, marching bands and more.  More information to come.  To register your float, marching band, group or individual participants, please call 256-423-3011 or 931-427-2421.

Dec 12th & 13th -- Bethlehem Walk  Mable Hill Baptist Church 3778 Ready Section Road, Ardmore, AL   Join Mable Hill Baptist Church as they reenact the birth of Jesus in this annual walk through production.  For more information  www.mablehillbaptist.org/bethlehem.html

Dec 13th -- Santa's Coming to Nestle  Nestle Toll House Cafe 1260 U.S. Highway 72E, Suite 1, Athens, AL    Grab the little one and makes some memories and a tasty treat too from 10:30AM-1:30PM.  Cost is $5.00 per child and includes decorating a cookie slice, small soda, coloring contest and a free picture with Santa.  For more information, 256-232-0900

Dec 13th -- Historic Mooresville Holiday Home Tour and Progressive Dinner  Mooresville, AL  Mooresville puts on its holiday finest and invites you to enjoy the season with them.  Bright, fresh greenery and red bows decorate the street signs, Della Robbia wreaths colorfully deck the public buildings and homes are decorated in the traditions of Christmas Past.  Reserve your space on this exclusive tour that will visit locations and homes from 2:00PM-7:00PM.   Cost is $65.00 per person.  For more information or make reservations:
www.mooresvilleal.com/progressive-dinner/

Dec 13th -- Sippin' Cider  Downtown Athens, AL  From 5:00PM to 8:00PM, participating merchants will offer sample tastings of their favorite cider recipe. Guests will vote by ballot for their favorite, and the cider receiving the most votes wins bragging rights for the year. The ballots will also serve as an entry to one of many door prizes to be given away.

Dec 13th -- 39th Annual Parade of Lights   Joe Wheeler State Park  4403 McLean Drive, Rogersville, AL   Grab your space along the shore as the decorated boats cruise Wheeler Lake.  Holiday Buffet will be served at Daniella's in the Park starting at 4:00PM. Boat Parade starts at 6:00PM.  To participate in the parade, call Denita at  256-247-6971 or email JoeWheeler.Marina@dcnr.alabama.gov.  To book your meal or room call 256-247-5461
Dec 19th --  Santa Painting Party  Nestle Toll House Cafe 1260 U.S. Highway 72E, Athens, AL  Join Nestle Toll House Cafe and Artistic Discovery's Sascha from 6:45PM-8:45PM for an evening of step-by-step painting project that you take home at the end of the painting party.  Ages 7 years and up are welcome.  Cost is 8"x10" Canvas is $25.00; 11"x14" Canvas is $35.00; 16"x20" is $45.00  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Dec 20th -- Breakfast/Lunch with Santa  Whistle Hollow Farm 701 Lofton Hall Road, Ardmore, TN   Enjoy a meal with Santa!  A full breakfast/lunch bar will be served.  Bring your camera for photos with Santa and around the farm. Lots of surprises during the event. Three times to choose from: 9:00AM, 11:00AM, 3:00PM.  Session seating maximum is 75 persons.  Reservations required.  Cost is $15.00 per person.  For more information or to make reservations: 931-638-3501  or whistlehollowfarms@att.net
 
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COMMUNITY NOTICES:


Limestone County Churches Involved - Stuff A Truck 
For more information, Ida Terry at 256-232-6077


Nov 22nd - First National Bank 1880 U.S. Highway 72, Athens, AL
9:00AM-5:00PM

Nov 23rd - Friendship United Methodist Church  16479 Lucas Ferry Road, Athens, AL  Starting at 5:15PM-6:30PM

Items requested include:

  • Pancake Mix
  • Canned Fruits
  • Canned Meats
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Boxed Crackers
  • Tuna Helper
  • Packaged Rice
  • Bagged Spaghetti
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Complete Meal Box
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Beef Stew, Ravioli, Chili
  • Pancake Syrup
  • Jelly
  • Peanut Butter
  • Boxed Potatoes
  • Dried Beans
  • Canned Soup
  • Boxed Cereal
  • Toilet Paper
  • Bar soap and personal hygiene items for all ages

A Moment To Remember A Reason To Be Thankful And To Truly Share The Spirit Of Christmas

Written by Cayce Lee

This section of the newsletter usually highlights an attraction, event, bit of history or person that is significant to the Athens-Limestone Community.  This issue will be a little different - I  ask you to pause, give thanks and remember those serving our country overseas during the holidays.

I found this poem below recently and wanted to share it with our subscribers during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  This poem is powerful, thought evoking and emotional piece of word-smithing.  I hope you will enjoy it.

A Soldier's Silent Night was originally written in 1986 by then Lance Corporal James M. Schmidt stationed at Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.  Lance Corporal Schmidt stated he wrote the poem to hang on the door of the gym in the enlisted quarters as he was awaiting approval for the decorations put up. Upon discovering and reading the poem, the commanding officer immediately had copies dispersed throughout the Barracks, and in the spirit of Christmas and the poem, promptly dismissed the entire Battalion early for Christmas leave.  A copy of the poem was immediately dispatched and enclosed in the worldwide-distributed Marine Corps Gazette issue that same day.

A Soldier's Silent Night
By James M. Schmidt, U.S.M.C.

T'was the night before Christmas
He lived all alone, 
in a one bedroom house 
made of plaster and stone.

I had come down the chimney 
with presents to give
To see just who, 
in this dwelling did live.

I looked all around
A strange sight to see
No tinsel, no presents,
Not even a tree.

On the wall hung pictures
of far distant lands.
Metals 'n badges, awards of every kind;
A sobering thought came alive in my mind.

This house was different...
it was dark, it was dreary.
I had found the home of a soldier,
I could see that most clearly.

The soldier lay sleeping,
Silent, Alone;
Curled up on the floor
In this one bedroom home.

His face was so gentle,
The room in such disorder;
Not at all how I pictured
a United States' soldier.

Was this the hero
of whom I'd just read;
Curled up on a poncho, 
the floor for a bed?

Then I realized the other families
I saw this night,
Owed their lives to soldiers
Who were willing to fight.

In the morning, round the world,
Children would play;
Grown-ups would celebrate
A bright Christmas Day.

But they all enjoy freedom
Each month of the year,
Because of soldiers 
Like the one lying here.

I couldn't help but wonder
How many lay alone,
On a cold Christmas Eve 
In lands far from home.

The very thought
Brought a tear to my eyes;
I dropped to my knees,
I started to cry.

The soldier awakened
I heard his rough voice,
"Santa don't cry,
This life is MY choice.

I fight for freedom,
I don't ask for more;
My life is my God,
My country, My corps."

The soldier rolled over,
and drifted to sleep.
But, I couldn't control it,
I continued to weep.

I kept watch for hours,
So silent and still;
As both of us shivered 
From the cold night's chill.

I didn't want to leave him
On that cold, dark night;
This guardian of honor,
So willing to fight.

Then, the soldier rolled over,
In a voice soft and pure,
He whispered, "Carry on Santa, 
It's Christmas Day, all is secure."

One look at my watch,
I knew he was right.
Merry Christmas my friend,
May God bless you this night.

This poem is also known as "A Soldier's Christmas", "Merry Christmas My Friend", "Christmas Soldier" and "Christmas Night Song".  It continues to be a favorite among the families of our service people and our service men and women.

You can listen to a recorded version in 2003 of the "A Soldier's Silent Night" by Father Ted Berndt, a World War II Veterans and Purple Heart recipient. He, along with his daughter Ellen, took on the task to set this poignant poem to music.  Four month after completing the project he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  As he was fighting this painful disease, he was honored with an Achievement in Radio Award from the March of Dimes that his daughter Ellen accepted on his behalf.  Father Berndt lost his battle in March 2004, leaving with happiness that he has accomplished much with his project - his life's desire to touch lives and to make a difference.






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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Nov 20 - 30 -- What's Happening in Athens-Limestone AL Newsletter



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November 18, 2014

What's Happening in Athens-Limestone Alabama

Hello Everyone,
Mother Nature has definitely given us a preview of winter this week and is snapping us back around this weekend into the 60's.  What perfect timing too!

You'll have some great activities to choose from to enjoy the weekend including getting a jump start on your Christmas shopping list, chances to give back to the community or start some new family traditions.

Don't forget to check out our Recurring Happenings for those events that happen weekly or monthly throughout community including children's story times, community organization meetings, pickin' and grinnin', farmer markets, farm tours and more!

UPCOMING EVENTS

2014 & 2015 Events - If you have an event you would like posted on our website, send information to teresa@VisitAthensAL.com or

 
Now - Nov 30

Nov 11th - Mar 15th, 2015 -- 101 Inventions That Changed the World  U.S. Space and Rocket Center One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL   Explore the key turning points in humankind's history defined by creation or discovery in an "unforgettable multi-sensory experience...that's like traveling the world and moving swiftly through time."  For hours, admission and more information rocketcenter.com/admission

 
Nov 20th -- Festival of Trees Preview Party Donnell House, 601 1/2 South Clinton Street, Athens, AL  Kick off this annual event from 6:00PM-8:00PM.  Cost is $25.00 per person and includes refreshments and entertainment plus a sneak peak of the decorations.  To make reservations: 256-679-7660

Nov 20th -- Author Debbie Watts Presents the History of the Bettie Baugh Ryman  Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives 100 West Pryor Street, Athens, AL  Join the Sons of the Confederate Veterans at 6:00PM for Debbie Watts.  Debbie Watts, a Tennessee educator and author, will speak on Bettie Baugh Ryman, wife of Captain Thomas Ryman of Nashville.  Public is invited, free.

Nov 20th - 22nd -- The Tragedy of Macbeth  McCandless Hall, Athens State University 300 North Beaty Street, Athens, AL   Join the Athenian Players at 7:30PM for this presentation of William Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of Macbeth" .  Admission is $10.00 per person, $7.00 students and seniors.  For more information, athens.edu/athenianplayers

Nov 21st --  Rooster Painting Party  Nestle Toll House Cafe 1260 U.S. Highway 72E, Athens, AL  Join Nestle Toll House Cafe and Artistic Discovery's Sascha from 6:45PM-8:45PM for an evening of step-by-step painting project that you take home at the end of the painting party.  Ages 7 years and up are welcome.  Cost is 8"x10" Canvas is $25.00; 11"x14" Canvas is $35.00; 16"x20" is $45.00.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Nov 21st - 30th -- Donnell House Festival of Trees  Donnell House 601 1/2 South Clinton Street, Athens, AL  Join the festivities of the season with "To Grandmother's House We Go" decorates the historic Donnell House.  Open from 5:00PM-7:00PM including Thanksgiving evening and during the Athens Christmas Open House.  Admission is $5.00 per person.  For more information:  Lisa Gilbert, 256-679-7660

Nov 22nd -- Cowart Elementary Rivalry 5K Run  Cowart Elementary 1701 West Hobbs Street, Athens, AL  James L. Cowart Elementary PTO is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Rivalry Run to be held at 8:00AM on a certified 5K course with computerized timing.  Walkers and strollers welcome.  Participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite SEC time colors.  For more information or to register: rivalryrun5K.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=3474

Nov 22nd -- Stuff-A-Truck First National Bank 1880 U.S. Highway 72, Athens, AL   Limestone County Churches Involved and the Friendship United Methodist Church invite the public to help stuff the truck until it overflows with non-perishable goods from 9:00AM-5:00PM.  Cash donations welcome.  For more information, Ida Terry at 256-232-6077

Nov 22nd -- St. Jude Give Thanks Walk  Madison Square Mall 5901 University Drive NW, Huntsville, AL  Join St. Jude supporters from the Tennessee Valley as the come together in Huntsville to walk and raise money for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.  Registration for this family-friendly event is free.  Participants are encouraged to undertake a variety of fundraising efforts. Walker Check-in at 6:45AM and the walk starts at 8:30AM at the Food Court of Madison Square Mall. For more information or to donate or register as a walker/team, please visit fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/Walk/Walk?pg=entry&fr_id=20970

Nov 22nd -- Minor Hill Turkey Shoot  Minor Hill Park Ag-Grounds, Minor Hill Highway, Minor Hill, TN   Minor Hill TN invites you to join them for their annual Turkey Shoot is the Saturday before Thanksgiving, as always. It will start at 9:00am, and will go to about noon. It costs $3 to shoot for a turkey, and $5 to shoot for a ham. Plans are to shoot for a chance to win a ham about every 5 times or so. It's not a country ham each time, most of them are regular hams. If anyone would like to donate a country ham, please contact our City Hall at 931-565-3113 before Nov. 17. Event provide the shells.  For more information 931-565-3113 or info@minorhilltn.com  4.7 miles from Lester AL- MAP

Nov 22nd - 23rd -- Athens Christmas Open House  Downtown Athens, AL Christmas comes early to downtown Athens with caroling, specials for shopping to help complete your Christmas list and Santa!  The jolly old elf rides into downtown Athens, AL on a shiny red fire truck at 1:00PM and will be available for photos and gift wishes from 1:30PM-4:30PM at the Center for Lifelong Learning on Marion Street each day.   For more information, contact the Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce at 256-232-2600

Nov 23rd -- Stuff-A-Truck Friendship United Methodist Church, 16479 Lucas Ferry Road, Athens, AL   Limestone County Churches Involved and the Friendship United Methodist Church invite the public to help stuff the truck until it overflows with non-perishable goods starting at 5:15PM.  Cash donations welcome.  For more information, Ida Terry at 256-232-6077

Nov 23rd -- Holiday Gifts Expo  Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 511 Post 17915 West Elm Street, Athens, AL   Enjoy this Pre-Black Friday sale with local vendors.  Meet area crafters and small business owners in one convenient location for unique gifts.  Logan's Restaurant will be grilling food to keep you going for your shopping adventure from 2:00PM-6:00PM. Admission is free to the public.

Nov 30th -- Holiday Wreath-Making Class  1818 Farms24889 Lauderdale Street, Mooresville, AL  Join 1818 Farms  from  1:00PM-2:30PM OR 3:00PM-4:30PM for this hands-on guided class in making wreaths in the style of Della Robbia.  1818 Farms will provide the freshly-cut balsam and white pine wreaths, fruit and other natural materials.  Attendees need to bring a glue gun and their creativity.  Cost is $55.00  To register: 1818farms.com/products-page/product-category/1818-farms-hosts-holiday-wreath-making-classes

Nov 30th -- Minor Hill Christmas Parade Minor Hill, TN  Giles County High School Band of Gold will be leading the parade. Parade starts at 2:00, LineUp at 1:00 @ Minor Hill Community Bldg.   No cost to enter! Categories are: Vehicles, Recreational Vehicles, Performing Groups, Floats, horses, and Overall Winner for Best Theme. No Santas allowed, because we have one that will be on our float near the end of the parade. We appreciate your support. Please come be a part of our parade this year and make it our biggest & best ever.   For more information 931-565-3113 or info@minorhilltn.com   4.7 miles from Lester AL- MAP  

Nov 30th -- Community Singing  Reunion Church of Christ Reunion Road, Athens, AL  Join the congregation for singing of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs at 3:00PM
 
Want to see what events are coming to Athens-Limestone like Christmas Open Houses, Christmas Parades, or Polar Express at Whistle Hollow Farm ?
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COMMUNITY NOTICES:


Santa Painting Party registration open,  ages 7 and up will enjoy this hands-on paint and take of your very own Santa decor. Register here


Breakfast/Lunch with Santa at Whistle Hollow Farms now open for reservation, 3 times to choose from. For more information or to make reservations: 931-638-3501  or whistlehollowfarms@att.net

Athens-Limestone Public Library Closed the South Street facility on October 18, 2014 to initiate the move to the new location on Jefferson Street. Open date TBD

Volunteers wanted for MTM events, visit www.mtmcorp.org/events

Runner and walkers wanted for 2014 Athens High School JROTC Jingle Bell Jog 5K Run and Walk  For more information: james.chambers@acs-k12.org

Peace Love and Animals (PLA)  PLA is a no kill shelter in Tanner, AL that helps animals in need of homes.  They have opportunites to help including T-shirt purchase, Schwann Cares Fundraiser and Barkbox Fundraiser.  Please take a moment and visit their site to see how you can help them monetarily, volunteer opportunities, fostering animals or wish list items at  Fundraiser Page  Donation Page  Volunteer Page  Adoption Page


We count your support
among our blessings.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!




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