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March 26, 2013

Limestone Ledger 3/26/13

THURSDAY

Community blood drive


Local veterans groups are sponsoring an Athens Community Blood Drive from 2-7 p.m. Thursday at the Vietnam veterans building on Elm Street. All blood donors will be automatically entered in a quarterly regional drawing to win a $1,000 gift card.

FRIDAY

Pirates and Princesses party


The Athens-Limestone Public Library will host a free Pirates and Princesses party from 3-4:30 p.m. Friday for kids up to age 12. Includes stories, snacks and crafts. Participants may come dressed as a pirate, a princess or both.  

NAACP fish fry

The annual NAACP Freedom Fund Fish Fry will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Good Friday at Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park in Athens. Plates are $8 and include fish, cole slaw, potatoes, hush puppies and dessert. Orders and information: Willie Woodruff 256-227-8489 and Greg Orr 256-654-0486.

SATURDAY

Firefighters breakfast


Volunteer fire departments will meet at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Hardee’s on U.S. 72 East for breakfast. Contact: Paul Irons 256-232-5402.

Women’s History Month

The Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives will hold their Women’s History Month Celebration at 1 p.m. Saturday. Local Korean War veteran and retired teacher Mattye Murray will be honored. Guest speaker is Mary Scott Hunter, an Alabama Board of Education representative and Air Force veteran. Refreshments served.

Easter egg hunt

West Limestone Volunteer Fire Department will host an Easter egg hunt with games, relays and smoke house at 2 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall. West Limestone community invited.

UPCOMING

Rescue squad garage sale


Athens-Limestone Rescue Squad is in need of saleable items for an upcoming garage sale. Call to arrange pickup or drop off items at 1401 Freeman Ave.  All types of items needed. Contact: J.R. Creel at 256-434-6355.

Blood drives

The American Red Cross will host an employee only blood drive at Limestone Correctional Facility from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 27. A second drive will be held from 2-7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Vietnam Veteran’s chapter 511, 17953 W. Elm St.

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