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January 17, 2014

Limestone Ledger 1/17/14

SATURDAY

MLK Day March

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march sponsored by the Limestone NAACP will be Saturday in downtown Athens. Lineup is at 9:30 a.m., with the march at 10 from the Limestone County Courthouse Square to the Event Center on Pryor Street. An hour-long program follows the march.

Food giveaway

Two pounds of pinto beans and 3 pounds of rice will be given away to anyone in need and while supplies last from 9-11 a.m., Saturday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 207 E. Washington St. in Athens. No questions asked, no names taken.

4 Paws and a Book

4 Paws and a Book, a program dedicated to improve reading skills of children ages 5 and older is 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Houston Memorial Library. Children may bring their own book or read a favorite of Miss Sophie Grey, a Yorkshire terrier and a registered R.E.A.D. dog. To schedule a time to read, call the library at 256-233-8770.

MONDAY

MLK ceremony & luncheon

Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park Committee will host the 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church. Speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Edward O. Jackson, pastor of The Greater New Antioch Baptist Church of Ensley. The Round Island Creek Association Male Chorus will provide music. Lunch will follow and is free to the public.

Spaghetti fundraiser

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Vietnam Veterans of America chapter 511 will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Vietnam Veterans Building on West Elm Street. The all you can eat for $7 meal includes spaghetti, bread, salad, drink and dessert. Contact: Bill Schueler 256-233-5549.

TUESDAY

Chicken stew

The American Legion Post 49 chicken stew is from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $5 to eat in or for per quart carryouts. Containers provided. No sides with carryouts. Reserve carryouts: 256-230-6233. More information: Bob Borden 256-509-1306.

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