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October 14, 2012

Limestone Ledger 10/14/12


Toys for Tots signups

The U.S. Marine Corps and United Way of Athens-Limestone County will accept applications for the Toys for Tots Program from 9 a.m. until noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday at the United Way location, 419 S. Marion St., in Athens. For children from birth to age 12 only. Bring proof of income, birth certificates and Social Security cards for each child, proof of residency in Limestone County and photo ID. Contact: 256-233-2323.

Chicken stew

The American Legion Post 49 monthly chicken stew will be held 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. Information: Rod Huffman 256-233-3023. Reserve carryouts: 256-230-6233.

Meet Republican candidates

Meet local Republican candidates from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Republican Headquarters, 209 Washington Street on the Square. Questions are welcome. Contact: Ronnie G. Coffman, chairman of the Limestone Republican Executive Committee at


Benefit yard sale

A benefit yard sale to help cover medical bills for surgery and transportation to Vanderbilt Hospital for chemotherapy treatments for Connie Thompson will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday at the corner of Reid and U.S. 72 West (Quality Vinyl) in Athens. Contact: Pam Davis 256-232-5124.

Blood drive

A blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at the Friendship Church multi-purpose building at 16479 Lucas Ferry Road in honor of Ava Brooke Campbell, granddaughter of Mark Gibson.

Rogersville Fall Festival

The Rogersville Fall Festival car and truck show and antique farm tractor parade will be Saturday. Registration is $25 and will be from 9 a.m. until noon. Other attractions include children’s and pet costume parades, chili cook-off, crafts vendors and more. Contact: Janna 256-247-9449 or visit for more details.

Chicken stew

American Veterans Post 21 Ladies Auxiliary will host a chicken stew from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the Disabled American Veterans building on Airport Road in Athens. Pre-sale orders are $15 a gallon; $5 per quart at the event includes crackers, drink and dessert. Personal containers welcome. Contact: Roxanne Haggermaker 256-374-2073 or Alysha Towe 256-874-7215.

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