The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Letters to the Editor

May 13, 2012

Letters to the Editor 5/13/12



Melissa Davis


Athens Bible a jewel

Dear Editor:

What a jewel our town has in Athens Bible School. We participated in the Homespun event over the weekend and had a great time.

The Bible school staff, faculty and students were so considerate and helpful. They helped us set and take down our booth; many times throughout the event, different ones offered their help. Working conditions were wonderful.


Brenda Winter, member

Daughters of the American Revolution

John Wade Keyes chapter


Cars benefit locally

Dear Editor:

We had a great turn out for Cars on the Square this year and were able to give our profits to Hospice of Limestone County, Spirit of Athens for downtown façade fund and the Limestone County Churches Involved.

A special thanks goes out to Jeanette Dunnavant of the Limestone County Tourism Board. With her help on the mailings, registration cards, poster and the financial reporting, I don’t think it could have gone any smoother. Thank you very much, Jeanette.

To the support team — Greg Blaydes and Sylvia, Tracie and Nat Albritton, Jerry Bradford, Bert Bradford, and Richard Martin — thanks for your time and support to pull it all together. Can’t forget our parking volunteers, the Knucklehead Car Club, and the registration team, which included my wife Ann, Georgie Bailey, Linda Robinson and her sister, Teresa.

I’d like to give a big thank you to our sponsors who come through each year with financial support and donate prizes. Please frequent these businesses often and give them your support throughout the year.

These are the people who make the car show a success: City of Athens, Limestone County Commission, Spirit of Athens, Limestone County Tourism Board, Snap-On Tools, Minor Tire, Jimmy Smith GMC Buick, Naylor Transmission, Redstone Federal Credit Union, Flanagan Lumber, Allen Brown Heating & Cooling, U.G. White Mercantile, Gene’s NAPA Auto Parts, Clem Tire-Goodyear, J&G Variety, Champion Dodge Chevrolet, Advance Auto, Athens Auto Detail, Dixie Auto, Thumpers, O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, Keith Griffin Contractors, Federal Mogul, Athens Muffler, G&S Fabrication, LuVici’s, Matco Tools, First National Bank, Railroad Bazaar, Worth Muffler, Fastenol, Jerry’s Auto Sales, Clayton Machine Works, TriGreen-John Deere, and Pepsi.

Those of you that made it to the show, I hope you enjoyed it and will tell your friends to mark their calendar for next year’s Cars on the Square. The last Saturday of April, which will be April 27, 2013.

The next Cruise In will be on June 2. We will have the Redstone Jazz Project, one of the fine groups from the Army Materiel Command, playing on the east side of the courthouse from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Thanks again to all.

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