The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Calendar of Events

June 7, 2014

Limestone Ledger for Sunday, June 8


Blood drive

The Pi Beta Sigma community service sorority blood drive is from 1-6 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church Family Life Center gym at 201 E. Hobbs St. in Athens. For an appointment, visit and enter sponsor code: PiBetaSigmaAthens or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Used book sale

Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday at the library at 405 E. South St. More information: 256-232-1233.


VFW fundraiser

The VFW post on North Jefferson Street in Athens is accepting donations until June 18 for its annual yard-sale fundraiser June 21. To have items picked up call 256-1-919-1032 or 256-431-7397.

Owens VFD fundraiser

Owens Volunteer Fire Department is conducting a door-to-door fund/picture drive for the next seven weeks. Proceeds go to upgrade equipment.

Savvy Kids Fitness

Savvy Kids Fitness is a program at Athens Recreation Department for children ages 6-12. It includes a nutrition lesson, a snack to encourage healthy eating and an exercise session. Cost is $5 a class with a one-time $30 registration fee. Meets from 4-5 p.m. Thursdays at Athens Recreation Center. Website is Savvy Kids

Spencer Black Fun Run

Registration continues for the fourth annual Spencer Black 5K and 1-mile Fun Run set for 8:30 a.m. June 28 at Blue Springs Elementary School, 17687 Hardy Road at U.S. 72 West. Walkers, joggers and runners welcome. The event supports fitness programs at both Blue Springs and Clements High School and Spencer Black Scholarship Fund. Registration at accepted up to day of the event. More information: Email


Reunion Cemetery

Decoration day with a chicken and goat stew fundraiser is Saturday. Bring containers. Donations made payable to Reunion Cemetery Fund may be sent to: Nicole Collins, 25172 Alabama 127, Elkmont, AL 35620.

Jackson Cemetery

Decoration day at the cemetery near Minor Hill, Tennessee, is Saturday. If unable to attend, donations may be made out to Jackson Cemetery and sent to: Billy Joe Word, 980 Shoal Creek Road, Goodspring, TN 38460.

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