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March 28, 2013

Limestone Ledger 3/28/13



THURSDAY

Community blood drive

Local veterans groups are sponsoring an Athens Community Blood Drive from 2-7 p.m. today at the Vietnam veterans building, 17953 W. Elm St. All blood donors will be automatically entered in a quarterly regional drawing to win a $1,000 gift card. Also, chicken stew will be sold by quart, or all you can eat, for $5.

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, coleslaw, 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.

VFW egg hut

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4765 will hold a free Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday at their Post on Alabama 127 and North Jefferson Street. Public invited. Prizes in every egg.

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 smokehouse at 2 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall. West Limestone community invited.

TUESDAY

AHS parent/student meeting

A parent/student meeting for students enrolled in ninth, 10th and 11th grades at Athens High School will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the AHS cafeteria. Registration procedures, course offerings and graduation requirements will be discussed.

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