Friday, December 19, 2014

Dec 18 - Jan 3rd -- What's Happening in Athens-Limestone AL Newsletter



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December 18, 2014

What's Happening in Athens-Limestone Alabama

Hello Everyone,
Don't let the overcast skies darken your Christmas spirits because the spirit of the season is alive and well in Athens-Limestone.  Plenty of activities to keep you and your family making Christmas memories through the New Year.

Don't stop at 2014 to do's, check out the 2015 events lining up already on the 2015 Events Calendar at our website www.VisitAthensAL.com.

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 - Jan 3, 2015

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 thorugh time."  For hours, admission and more information rocketcenter.com/admission

Dec 18th - 31st -- Christmas Lights Display  8971 Lentzville Road, Athens, AL  Come enjoy the twinkling lights and displays from dusk to midnight featuring more than 20,000 lights.  Cars are permitted to drive on the property for about one-quarter (1/4) mile via the driveway.  No charge.

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 19th -- The Unlikely Survivors Live  State Line Lounge  18286 Minor Hill Highway, Minor Hill, TN  MAP  Show starts at 8:00PM. For more information, 931-565-9713

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 SOLD OUT, 3:00PM SOLD OUT.  Session seating maximum is 75 persons.  Reservations required, last day to book December 19th.  Cost is $15.00 per person.  For more information or to make reservations: 931-638-3501  or whistlehollowfarms@att.net

Dec 20th -- 4 Paws and a Book  Houston Memorial Library 101 North Houston Street, Athens, AL  Children 5 and older are encouraged to bring their favorite book or choose one of Miss Sophie Grey, a Yorkshire terrier - register R.E.A.D. dog - and improve their reading skills by sharing with Miss Sophie.  To schedule a time to read between 9:00AM-10:30AM, call 256-233-8770 and reserve a spot.

Dec 20th -- Belle Chevre Open House  Belle Chevre Cheese Shop and Tasting Room 18849 Upper Fort Hampton Road, Elkmont, AL  Join Belle Chevre for hot Apple Cider, discounts on gift baskets and cheeses From 9:00am-2:00pm.  For more information: (256) 732-3577

Dec 20th -- Benefit Singing  Graceful Gospel 27267 Bain Road, Athens, AL  Join The Carters and Harville Family foran evening of music at 6:00PM.   Plate dinner for $5.00 each (hot dog, drink, chips and dessert) available at 5:00PM.  Money will go to help the Blankenship family offest funeral expenses.  For more information: Bradley 256-559-0416 or Tina 256-559-0574

Dec 20th -- The Hope of Peace Service   Lindsay Lane Baptist Church 1300 Lindsay Lane, Athens, AL  Join the congregation for a time of worship, hope and reflection as they focus on the Hope ofPeace found in the Prince of Peace from 5:00PM-6:00PM

Dec 21st -- Children's Contata  Elkmont United Methodist Church 25444 Children's Street, Elkmont, AL  Join the Children's Choir at either 11:00AM enjoy the songs and spirit of Christmas.

Dec 21st -- Jubilation Singers  First Baptist Church 201 East Hobbs Street, Athens, AL  Join the Jubilations Singers at 6:00PM as they present "Come & Adore Him"

Dec 21st -- Children's Christmas Program  Elkmont United Methodist Church 25444 Children's Street, Elkmont, AL  Join the children as they perform "Thom's Christmas Miracle" at 6:00PM

Dec 22nd -- Parent and Me Olaf Cookie Cake  Nestle Toll House Cafe 1260 U.S. Highway 72E, Suite I, Athens, AL   Join Artistic Discovery for fun and make some memories.  Students will be instructed in creating Olaf in icing on a cookie cake.  9 inch Cookie Cake $50.00    Register Here

Dec 23rd -- Christmas Praise and Devotion Service Central Church of Christ  320 U.S. Highway 31N, Athens, AL   Join the congregatoins for a Christmas service of devotion and praise from 6:30PM-7:30PM

Dec 24th -- Christmas Eve Communion  Elkmont United Methodist Church 25444 Children's Street, Elkmont, AL  Join the congregation and Rev. Dr. Timothy McDowell for communion at 6:00PM

Dec 24th -- Christmas Eve Vespers  First Baptist Church 201 East Hobbs Street, Athens, AL   Join the congregation at 5:00PM for worship and Lord's Supper.

Dec 24th -- Christmas Eve Vespers  Community Baptist Church 28480 Lambert Road, Ardmore, AL  Bring the whole family and celebrate the Savior's birth through song, prayer, and partaking the Lord's Supper at 5:00PM

Dec 24th -- Candlelight Christmas Eve Service   Lindsay Lane Baptist Church 1300 Lindsay Lane, Athens, AL  Join the congregation for a candlelight service celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ from 5:00PM-5:45PM

Dec 24th -- Children's Mass  St. Paul's Catholic Church 1900 U.S. Highway 72W, Athens, AL  Join the Children as they present songs, readings and performance in this special Mass at 5:00PM

Dec 24th -- Midnight Mass  St. Paul's Catholic Church 1900 U.S. Highway 72W, Athens, AL  Join the choir as the conduct the singing of Christmas Carols usually beginning around 11:30PM and during the Mass.  Followed by cider and cookies in the church hall.

Dec 25th -- Christmas Day Mass  St. Paul's Catholic Church 1900 U.S. Highway 72W, Athens, AL  Join the congregation in celebrating this holy day at 9:30AM

Dec 26th - 27th -- Elkmont Christmas Varsity Boys Tournament   Elkmont High School 25630 Evans Street, Elkmont, AL   Friday, December 26th Lineup: 10:00AM - Elkmont vs. Athens Bible; 11:20AM Paint Rock vs Ardmore; 12:40PM Lexington vs Clements; 2:00PM Vinemont vs Elkmont; 3:20PM Athens Bible vs Paint Rock; 4:40PM Ardmore vs Lexington; 6:00PM Clements vs Vinemont  Saturday, December 27th Lineup: 10:00AM Paint Rock vs Elkmont; 11:20AM Lexington vs Vinemont; 12:40PM Ardmore vs Athens Bible School; 2:00PM Clements vs Paint Rock; 3:20PM Elkmont vs Lexington; 4:40PM Vinemont vs Ardmore; 6:00PM Athens Bible vs Clements.
Admission is $7.00 each day and is good for all games each day.

Dec 27th -- Cody Chapman, Derrick Newton Band, Brian Shrader Live Ronnie's Place  4360 Salem Road, Minor Hill TN  MAP  Show starts at 8:00PM For more information: 931-565-3900
 
Dec 31st -- New Year's  Praise and Devotion Service Central Church of Christ  320 U.S. Highway 31N, Athens, AL   Join the congregatoins for a Christmas service of devotion and praise from 6:30PM-7:30PM

Dec 31st -- Bad Brew Live Ronnie's Place  4360 Salem Road, Minor Hill TN  MAP  Show starts at 8:30PM For more information: 931-565-3900

Dec 31st -- Yesterday's Rockin' New Year's Eve Variety Show Yesterday's Event Center 15631 Brownsferry Road, Athens, AL  Don your party-wear and come enjoy a night of your favorite music with Brad Caswell and Lacey Snider.  Following an intermission, The Flashbacks will take the stage and a dance floor will be opened to dance the night away. Show admission $25.00 and includes food and drinks.  The evening begins with comfort foods: pizza, hot dogs, Chicken Tenders, BBQ Sandwiches, Baked Beans, Potato Chips, Drinks and Dessert.  There will be party hats and favors, a balloon drop and non-alcoholic champagne to toast at Midnight. Doors open at 7:00PM; dinner from 7:00PM-8:00PM, Variety Show from 8:00PM-10:45PM, intermission at 10:45PM-11:00PM and the Rockin' Dance Pary from 11:00PM-12:30AM.   RSVP required, please specify if you plan to eat.  RSVP to info@yesterdaysevents.com

Dec 31st -- New Year's Eve Party   Joe Wheeler State Park  4403 McLean Drive, Rogersville, AL   Make your plans to ring in the new year with Joe Wheeler State Park.  Packages begin at $160.00 and includes room for two, prime rib buffet for two, New Year's Eve party featuring DJ/CC Music Entertainment & Breakfast Buff for two on New Year's Day.  Cash bar will be available.  For reservations or more information, please call 256-247-5461

Dec 31st -- New Year's Eve Midnight Mass  St. Paul's Catholic Church 1900 U.S. Highway 72W, Athens, AL   Join the congregation in Prayers of Thanksgiving and Adoration starting at 11:30PM.  Everyone is invited to come celebrate the First Mass of the New Year and thank God for all His blessing received in 2014 and pray for His continued blessings in 2015 

Happy New Year!!

 

Jan 1st -- New Year's Day Mass  St. Paul's Catholic Church 1900 U.S. Highway 72W, Athens, AL  Join the congregation at 8:30AM or 7:00PM for the Mass of The Solemnity of Mary, The Mother of God. 
  
 

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COMMUNITY NOTICES:

Threads of Honor Quilt Block available for purchase at the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives on Pryor Street in Athens.  Commemorate the service of your ancestors, loved ones or friends with a block on the Threads of Honor Quilt to be hung in perpetuity at the museum.  Cost is $25.00 - $500.00, dependent on the amount of information and where it is positioned on the quilt.  For more information or to purchase a name, contact the museum at 256-771-7578 sandy6732@aol.com or Marlene Isom at 256-497-3786 or 256-232-0808.

Limestone County Historical Society Christmas Ornaments available for purchase at Osbourne Jewelers 622 South Jefferson Street in Athens.  This year's ornament reflects the Athens Lions Club Kiddie Carnival in 24-Carat gold-finished brass ornament for $15.00 each.  Proceeds go toward purchasing one or more books for each 4th grade class in City of Athens and Limestone County Schools.

Athens State University Christmas Ornament available for purchase at the Office of Alumni Affairs.  This blue globe ornament features the majestic Founders Hall with snow laden lawn.  Cost is $15.00 each.   Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 256-233-8185 or alumni@athens.edu 

Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives Christmas Ornament for purchase at the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives 100 West Pryor Street in Athens.   The red or green globe ornament features the classic military workhorse - the CJ-7 Jeep.  Cost is $10.00 each.  Previous year's ornaments also available.  For more information, 256-771-7578.

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

Boys Scout or Girl Scout Troop Needed For Community Project on the Richard Martin Rails-to-Trails.  Please contact the Athens-Limestone Visitors Center at 256-232-5411

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

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The Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives will be closed for the Christmas holidays, Wednesday thru Friday (12/24-12/26) and resume normal operating hours (9am-3pm) on Saturday, December 27th. The Museum will close for the New Years Day Holiday at 12:00pm on Wednesday (12/31/14 ) and resume normal operating hours (9am-3pm) on Friday, January 2nd.


Trim-A-Tree Farm A Christmas Memory Making Tradition

 
Written by Cayce Lee, Athens-Limestone County Tourism Assn. (ALCTA)

If it weren't for the unique rows of trees, you might not realize that nestled along U.S. Highway 72 and Line Road sits the family-owned, old fashioned Christmas tree farm - Trim-A-Tree Farm - just before 306 BBQ.

Families begin flocking to choose and cut their trees the day after Thanksgiving.  Finding the perfect tree amidst the Frasier Furs, Leyland Cypress and other emerald-green dream trees may lead to an adventure itself.  Kids, both big and small, will marvel at the selection and assorted heights of trees available.  They'll loan you the saw to cut your tree or you can choose from a pre-cut tree.  Some living plant-able trees are available as well.

Once you have chosen your tree, they'll shake the tree - no one wants to take home an unwanted Christmas guest.  Then tie and bale it so you can get it home via pickup truck or car roof top.

Then the adventurous can continue to pick and choose the "deckings" for their halls with Mistletoe, wreaths and garlands.  Or you might fall in love with items in their gift shop that include Christmas decorations, gifts and shabby-Chic furniture.

Trim-A-Tree Farms is located at 15250 Line Road, Athens, AL 35613. They are open 9:00AM-5:00PM, Monday - Saturday and 12:00PM-5:00PM on Sundays. For more information, call (256) 497-0801. 



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Athens, AL 35611
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Dec 9 - 16 -- What's Happening in Athens-Limestone AL Newsletter



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December 9, 2014

What's Happening in Athens-Limestone Alabama

Hello Everyone,
The Santa sightings around Athens-Limestone Alabama keep occurring and rumor has it his sleigh and mailbox will be in Ardmore starting December 10th!  

There are some great chances to hear our local school bands in concert too!  We hope you can make some time in your schedule to enjoy the Christmas music and the talent of these young Limestone countians.

There's another chance to step back in time and experience the night Christ was born with Mable Hill Baptist Church's Bethlehem Walk this weekend too.

There's even more memory making moments available too - in the upcoming events below and at our website www.VisitAthensAL.com.

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 - Dec 16th

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

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 home 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 9th -- Ardmore Christmas Parade  Ardmore AL/TN   Santa is coming to Ardmore with floats, marching bands and more. This year's theme will be "Melodies of Christmas".  Line up starts at Ardmore High School at 5:00PM, parade starts at 6:30PM and marches down AL-251 to AL-53 To register your float, marching band, group or individual participants, please call 256-423-3011 or 931-427-2421.

Dec 9th -- Athens Middle School Band Concert  Athens Middle School 1916 U.S. Highway 72W, Athens, AL  Join the band from 7:00PM-8:00PM for their concert

Dec 9th -- Downton Abby Premiere at the Space Exploration's Digital Theatre  U.S. Space and Rocket Center One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL Join the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Alabama Public Television for special screenings of the first two episodes of "Downton Abbey" Season 5. Screenings will be at 4:00PM and 6:00PM.  Admission is free but seating is limited, so tickets are required and are available in the USSRC gift shop.  Period attire is encouraged.  There will be free scones and tea for the viewing party as well as some heartier beverages for sale.  For more information, please call 256-721-7155

Dec 10th - 24th -- Santa's Mailbox and Sleigh Visits Ardmore  Ardmore Town Hall (Bryan House)
  26494 First Street, Ardmore, AL   Grab the letters to Santa Claus and your little one's and head to Santa's Mailbox to drop them off.  Elves will check the box daily.  Be sure to bring your camera and take photos at Santa's sleigh too.

Dec 11th -- Tanner High School Christmas Concert   New Gym, Tanner High School 12060 Sommers Road, Tanner, AL  The public is invited to enjoy the sounds of Christmas at the annual concert at 6:00PM.

Dec 12th -- Santa Painting Class Nestle Toll House Cafe 1260 U.S. Highway 72E, Suite I, Athens, AL  Join Sasha of Artistic Discovery for this Christmas painting project from 6:45PM-8:45PM.  Students will be shown step-by-step how to paint a Santa on canvas.  For ages 7 and up.  8"x10" Canvas $25.00; 11"x14" Canvas $35.00; 16"x20" Canvas $45.00  Register Here

Dec 12th - 14th -- 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 12th -- The Unlikely Survivors Live  State Line Lounge  18286 Minor Hill Highway, Minor Hill, TN  MAP  Show starts at 8:00PM. For more information, 931-565-9713

Dec 13th -- Junior Class Fundraiser Christmas Extravaganza  Library and 9th Grade Hall, East Limestone High School 15641 East Limestone Road, Athens, AL   Come shop the vendors, silent auction and cake walk and let the kids enjoy pictures with Santa, face painting, ring toss and lots more from 10:00AM-2:00PM.

Dec 13th -- Ardmore High School Christmas Concert  30285 Ardmore Avenue, Ardmore, AL   The public is invited to come and enjoy their Christmas favorites performed by the Ardmore H.S. Band at 6:00PM

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 -- Santa's Coming to Ardmore  Ardmore Town Hall (Bryan House) 26494 First Street, Ardmore, AL  Bring the children for a visit with Santa and get a free picture too from Noon until 3:00PM

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.  Admission is free. For more information, call 256-232-9040.

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 13th -- Cosmic Carols  U.S. Space and Rocket Center  One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL   Enjoy live music performances while decorating out-of-this-world cookies and creative festive holiday crafts 9:00AM-1:00PM.  Grab a hot cocoa and sit down with Mrs. Clause for a reading of "The Polar Express" or learn about the science behind snowflakes.  Event free with museum admission.  Add "The Polar Express" movie at the Digital Theatre for $5.00; showings at 11:00AM, 1:00PM, and 3:00PM.  For more information, please call 256-721-7155

Dec 14th -- 10th Annual Hunter Bauer Memorial Blood Drive   Beasley Center 200 West Bryan Street, Athens, AL   Give the gift of life at 12:00PM in this annual memorial blood drive.

Dec 14th -- Athens State University Community Band Christmas Concert   Carter Gymnasium, Pryor Street, Athens, AL   The Livingston Concert-Lecture Series presents this free Christmas Concert featuring the ASU Community Band at 3:00PM.

Dec 15th -- Clements High School Christmas Concert   Clements Baptist Church 8690 U.S. Highway 72, Athens, AL   The public is invited to enjoy the music of Christmas with the Clements High School band at 7:00PM
 
 

 
Want to see what events are coming to Athens-Limestone like Christmas Craft Workshops, Christmas Parades, or New Year's Eve Parties ?
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COMMUNITY NOTICES:

Threads of Honor Quilt Block available for purchase at the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives on Pryor Street in Athens.  Commemorate the service of your ancestors, loved ones or friends with a block on the Threads of Honor Quilt to be hung in perpetuity at the museum.  Cost is $25.00 - $500.00, dependent on the amount of information and where it is positioned on the quilt.  For more information or to purchase a name, contact the museum at 256-771-7578 sandy6732@aol.com or Marlene Isom at 256-497-3786 or 256-232-0808.

Limestone County Historical Society Christmas Ornaments available for purchase at Osbourne Jewelers 622 South Jefferson Street in Athens.  This year's ornament reflects the Athens Lions Club Kiddie Carnival in 24-Carat gold-finished brass ornament for $15.00 each.  Proceeds go toward purchasing one or more books for each 4th grade class in City of Athens and Limestone County Schools.

Athens State University Christmas Ornament available for purchase at the Office of Alumni Affairs.  This blue globe ornament features the majestic Founders Hall with snow laden lawn.  Cost is $15.00 each.   Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 256-233-8185 or alumni@athens.edu 

Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives Christmas Ornament for purchase at the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives 100 West Pryor Street in Athens.   The red or green globe ornament features the classic military workhorse - the CJ-7 Jeep.  Cost is $10.00 each.  Previous year's ornaments also available.  For more information, 256-771-7578.

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

Boys Scout or Girl Scout Troop Needed For Community Project on the Richard Martin Rails-to-Trails.  Please contact the Athens-Limestone Visitors Center at 256-232-5411

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


Annual Bethlehem Walk Shares True Christmas Spirit

 
Written by Cayce Lee, Athens-Limestone County Tourism Assn. (ALCTA)

Mable Hill Baptist Church in Ardmore, Alabama hosts this annual event that leaves guest with the true meaning of Christmas. Every year the church reenacts the birth of Christ in this highly anticipated walk-through "pilgrimage". Approximately 1,000 people flock to the Bethlehem Walk each year to be part of the experience. This year's events will be December 5-7 and 12-14 from 6:30-9:00PM on the church's campus at 3778 Ready Section Road just off AL-53 in eastern Limestone County.

This immersive experience has groups being lead through scenes of Bethlehem including encounters with tax collectors, rowdy centurions, fish mongers, potters, blacksmith, carpenters and other merchants of Bethlehem at work in their shops. Pilgrims will feel as those they have stepped back into the past as this full sensory experience of sounds, sights and scents surrounds them.

Pilgrims will witness the arrival of three regal kings to the manger, where a variety of animals look onto the new parents with swaddled child.

A pause on the lawn with a lone empty cross and a visit to the "tomb" conclude the guided walk as a reminder that story of Christ continued beyond the pilgrim's experience that eve.


 

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Athens-Limestone Visitors Center
100 North Beaty Street
Athens, AL 35611
256-232-5411
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Find lodging, dining, attraction and event information at our website www.VisitAthensAL.com


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