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April 26, 2014

Limestone Ledger 4/26/14

SATURDAY

Triad Trail Ride

The 19th annual Triad Trail Ride will begin at 10 a.m. today at the Elkmont Rural Village. Enter by the campground at 24212 Easter Ferry Road and not through the Village by the pavilion. Gates open at 8 a.m. Entry fees are $15 for adults; children 12 and under, $5; non-riders, $5. More information: 256-232-0111 or visit limestonesheriff.com.

Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO

Free event, rain or shine, for the entire family 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today at Big Spring Memorial Park. Vicky “Batlady” Smith from A-Z Animals in Georgia and Big Dave Hollaway, senior naturalist at the McDowell Environmental Center, will share information on raptors, reptiles, and bats. Live animals, games, crafts, exhibitors and vendors, music, door prizes, free hot dogs and Pepsi, and lots of fun. More information: 256-233-8728 or KALBCares@gmail.com. Visit the Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful Facebook page for schedule of events.

Electronics recycling/shoe collection

Bring electronics (anything that runs on electricity or uses batteries) for recycling, and usable shoes for Shoebox Recycling for reuse. $10 fee for television sets — all other electronics accepted free. Collection are 10:a.m.-2 p.m. today in Dr. Lambert's parking lot at the corner of East and Hobbs streets as part of Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO activities. Enter parking lot from Hobbs Street only. Drive-thru service. More information: 256-233-8728 or KALBCares@gmail.com.

Barbecue fundraiser

A benefit to help cover medical expenses for Jeal Hill is today at Village Mart, corner of Alabama 99 and Elk River Mills Road. Barbecue chicken plates with potato salad, baked beans and bread are $5 and available at 11 a.m. For preorders or pick up call 256-230-5397 or 710-1872.

Voter education program

A voter education program, presented by the Limestone NAACP, will be held noon until 1:30 p.m. today at the NAACP office, 17308 U.S. 72 West. Topics will include voter registration, the importance of voting and getting out to vote.

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