The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

March 1, 2013

Limestone Ledger 3/1/13


The News Courier

SATURDAY

Benefit breakfast

The Bethel, Tenn. Lodge 194 F&AM will serve a buffet breakfast to benefit charity from 7-9 a.m. Saturday at the Lodge building. Public invited. Nonperishable food items are being collected for the food bank.

Coffee Call

Coffee Call for area veterans and spouses, and sponsored by Col. Mel and Wanda McLemore and Jim and Jean Kelly of LawLers’s Barbecue, will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Alabama Veterans Museum, 100 W. Pryor St. Contact: Sandy 256-771-7578.

Blood drive

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday in the Piney Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 28430 Pinedale Road in Ardmore.

Used book sale

The Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the library, 405 E. South St. Contact: 256-232-1233.

VFD fundraiser

Advance tickets at $10 each are on sale through Saturday for the Owens Volunteer Fire Department Swamp Johns catfish fundraiser. It will be held from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Limestone County Sheriff’s Rodeo Arena. Purchase tickets at Station 1 on Elk River Mills Road. Each $10 plate includes a choice of meat, hushpuppies, French fries, coleslaw, dessert and tea. Contacts: Tammy Blakely 256-655-9028 between 5 and 9 p.m. and Dennis Blakely 256-655-9196, between 6:30 and 9 p.m.

TUESDAY

Fashion show ticket deadline

Tuesday, March 5, is the deadline to purchase tickets for the Athens-Limestone Beautification Board Dogwood Festival Fashion Show and Luncheon. Tickets are $25. No tickets will be sold at the door. The event will be held at noon Tuesday, March 12, at the First United Methodist Church Beasley Center at the corner of Bryan and Marion streets. Call RSVP at 256-232-7207 for ticket information.

ONGOING

Poke Sallet tickets

Ticket sales for the 21st annual Poke Sallet Follies, “Be Our Guest,” continue at the Athens Senior Center located at 912 W. Pryor St. Tickets are $35 per person, limited to two tables per customer and include a three-course meal. Tickets are sold daily from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and must be paid for at the time of purchase by cash or checks only. The Follies will be held March 7-9 at the Athens Senior Center.

MEETINGS

• Vietnam veterans. Vietnam Veterans of America chapter 511 will meet Tuesday, March 5, at the chapter hall. Food at 6:15 p.m., business meeting at 7. All Vietnam -era veterans are welcome.

• AHS Class of ’56. Athens High School Class of 1956 and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, for a Dutch-treat lunch at Mac’s Restaurant in Athens. Contact: Betty Richardson 256-777-0516.

• Sportsman Club. The Limestone County Sportsman Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at 102 Bullington Road in Athens. Upcoming events and business will be discussed. Covered dish dinner to follow. Contact: Lyle Sadler 256-771-2029.

• ALERA. Athens-Limestone Education Retirees Association will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 8, at Athens Recreation Center near the Athens High football stadium. All retirees of Athens and Limestone County school systems are invited. A TARCOG attorney will speak on elder law. Contact: Jerry George 256-729-1145.



Limestone Ledger is a list of events hosted by nonprofit organizations. Items must be submitted in writing and are listed up to six days to include the day of the event. Mail or bring submissions to The News Courier, 410 W. Green St., Athens, AL 35611; email to ed@athensnews-courier.com or fax to 256-233-7753.