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June 18, 2014

Limestone Ledger 6/18/14

FRIDAY

Ardmore Tractor Pull


The Ardmore Lions Club will host a tractor pull Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. each night in John Barnes Park in Ardmore, Tenn. Ardmore Veterans will provide concessions. Admission is $12 at the gate.

Elkmont barbecue cook-off

The Elkmont Lions Club Smokin' Railroad St. Barbeque Cook-off is Friday and Saturday. Backyard Division setup is noon Friday. Music starts at 6 p.m. Vendors open 8 a.m. Saturday. People's Choice $1 tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Tastings begin at 11. Concessions available on Saturday. More information: www.elkmontlionsclub.com.

Swamp John's dinner

Limestone Firefighters Honor Guard will hold a Swamp John's dinner from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Limestone Sheriff's Arena on Alabama 99. A $10 plate includes fish, chicken, shrimp (or combo), hush puppies, French fries, slaw tea and dessert. More information: 256-655-9196.

Singing on Square

Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association will present a free Singing on the Square Concert at 6 p.m. Friday, June 20, featuring Matt Prater and The Hired Guns. Use of lawn chairs encouraged. Giveaways include a folding bag-chair. Sponsored by Champion Chevrolet.

SATURDAY

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.

AMVETS breakfast

American Veterans Ladies Auxiliary will hold a breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the Post location, 22769 Black Road. Cost is $5 a plate.

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.

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