Ledger of limestone for 12/24 and 12/25 | Community
Gospel benefit concert
The Central North Alabama Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will host a Gospel Benefit Concert on Facebook Live on Friday, December 24 at 6 p.m.
Food distribution while driving
Discovery Church is hosting a drive-through food distribution on Sunday, December 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The address is 1207 Forrest Street Athens, AL 35611. Go to discoveryal.church for more information.
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New Year’s Party and Buffet
Joe Wheeler State Park is having a New Years Eve Party and Buffet on Friday, December 31 starting at 5 p.m.
The Athens class of 1956 and their friends will meet on Wednesday January 5 at the Mozza Pizza and Sports Bar in Athens.
The Wheeler Wildlife National Refuge welcomes waterfowl on Wednesday January 5 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Alabama-Kentucky Rifle Show
Joe Wheeler State Park hosts the Alabama-Kentucky Rifle Show on January 13 from noon to 2 p.m.
Walk to the North Pole
Athens-Limestone Tourism invites you to come home for the holidays to enjoy Christmas at Big Spring Memorial Park (AKA the Duck Pond) in the historic Beaty district of Athens from December 1-31. The beautiful Douglas Fir trees are decorated by community members, local businesses, non-profit organizations, churches, Girl Scouts and civic groups. Many also allow this time to remember their deceased loved ones by decorating a memorial tree. One of the conditions of the decor is to keep it as ecological as possible by using solar lighting. Trees can have themes that match the sponsor’s mission, or they can be uniquely designed. Contact the Athens Limestone Tourist Board at 256-232-5411 or stop by 100 N. Beaty Street to find out how you too can sponsor a tree when your family comes home for Christmas! https://www.visitathensal.com/north-pole-stroll.html.
Christmas lights at the wheel
A free display of Christmas lights at 8971 Lentzville Road in Athens, 35614, is available to the public from dusk until midnight from December 1 to December 31. The Quarter Mile Loop is a driving experience that includes around thousands of lights, reindeer, light arches, music, lots of inflatables, and other Christmas displays. You can even send a letter to Santa Claus and you will receive a reply in the mail, if you leave your name, address and Christmas list 🙂 We invite you all to come and enjoy.
Houston Memorial Library Daily Book Sale
Houston Memorial Library and Museum, 101 North Houston Street in Athens, has a daily book sale. The book sales, museum and library are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, they are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Bingo returns to the public at Decatur Elks Lodge every Monday. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. No food or drink outside will be allowed. Elks Lodge is located at 2625 Centron Drive SW in Decatur. More information: https://www.loc8nearme.com/alabama/decatur/elks-lodge/6449656/
MLK Essay and Art Contest
The City of Athens, County of Limestone and the Limestone NAACP are hosting the 17th Annual Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Essay and Holiday Art Competition, the winners of which will be announced on January 17, 2022. The editorial divisions are the levels 2 and 3; 4th and 5th years; 6th to 8th grade; Grades 9 to 12. The artistic divisions of 2022 are from the 2nd to the 5th year; Grades 6 – 12. All essays will be checked for plagiarism.
After school feeding program
Women Empowering Women of Alabama, in partnership with FreshWind Christian Fellowship, is offering free meals to students after school. Meals are available from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday starting August 16. More information: Janice Williams, 256-233-5995
The pantry at Ebenezer Baptist Missionary Church will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at 1911 Hine Street, Athens. Clients must provide proof of at least one of the following: eligibility to receive supplementary food assistance (SNAP / food stamps); eligibility for temporary assistance for families in need; eligibility to receive additional security income; income equal to or less than 130% of the federal poverty line; or special circumstances (fire, flood, illness, injury, etc.). Eligibility forms provided on the distribution site. Must have a valid ID card or driver’s license. Only one distribution per household while stocks last. Monetary and food donations accepted. More information: 256-424-5403
Sale of used books
The Friends of the Athens-Limestone Public Library hold a used book sale from 10:15 am to 2:15 pm every Tuesday and first Saturday of each month at the Library, 603 S. Jefferson St., Athens. More information: 256-232-1233
Virtual exercise class
The Limestone County Council on Aging presents a virtual exercise class from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays via Zoom. The courses are called SAIL, which stands for Stay Active and Independent for Life. More information: 256-233-6412
The Alabama Attorney General’s Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation are asking residents with knowledge of public corruption in Limestone County to email details to [email protected] or call the telephone line at 844-404-TIPS.
CLEANING THE CEMETERY
The city of Athens reminds residents and families of the following regarding its cemeteries: No flowers or decorations are allowed on the ground between April 1 and October 31, except following a burial; placement of flowers acceptable all year round on monuments, at their base or at the boundary markers; fresh flowers will be removed one week after the funeral; silk flowers will be removed 21 days after the funeral; Approval of the cemetery superintendent is required before planting flowers, shrubs, trees or sod; municipal staff will remove all trees or shrubs deemed harmful to adjacent lots or grave openings; and worn, tattered or damaged US flags will be removed and disposed of properly.
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