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aarp tax aide
The AARP tax aide volunteers will be preparing tax returns through April 10 at
the Fayette Civic Center. The service will be closed on
April 3 for Good Friday. Tax preparation will be done from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. by appointment only. For questions or to make an
appointment call Sam Colburn at 205-270-0104. This is a free service.
SIPSEY ARTS ALLIANCE COMMUNITY PROJECT
Sipsey Arts Alliance is sponsoring a community art project. The Alliance is
planning a public display of a collection of fabric blocks created
by volunteers from the Fayette Community. Each block will have a symbol or word that expresses unity. To participate, stop by Sew
Unique at 1107 2nd Ave. NE (old Jack’s building). Volunteers may work on their block at Sew Unique or at home. The deadline for
completing the blocks is April 1. For more information call Julia at 932-0264.
Fayette DHR Recruiting Foster Families
Fayette County DHR is looking for families that would be interested in fostering
children. To become a foster parent, you must have
income to support your current status without the need of outside resources, complete and have a suitable criminal background check,
meet medical qualifications, complete required training, and your home must meet minimum standards. If you are interested in becoming
a foster or adoptive parent, please contact Myra Rainey with the Fayette County Department of Human Resources at 932-1685.
BERRY PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Berry Public Library and Museum is seeking volunteers to staff the library.
Hours can be adjusted per availability. If interested, please
call Mary Lollar at 689-4561 or 270-6412 or Billie Pendley at 689-4548. Library hours will be posted on the door.
FAYETTE DEPOT MUSEUM
The Fayette Depot Museum is open for tours on Sunday from 2 - 5 p.m. In addition
to local visitors, the Museum hosts school tours and
many out-of-town visitors. Admission is free. The Historical Society urges everyone to pay their dues. At just $25, this is a good
investment toward keeping the Museum open. Please send your dues to Bart Robertson at P.O. Box 534, Fayette, AL 35555
Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday at Fayette First United Methodist Church
fellowship hall. A free meal is served at 6:30 p.m.,
followed by worship and lesson/testimony at 7 p.m., small group discussions at 8 p.m. and coffee house at 8:30 p.m. Childcare is
provided for participants. Celebrate Recovery is for people from all walks of life who are seeking help and healing from life’s struggles.
BERRY CIVIC CENTER ACTIVITIES
Lunch is served Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. for citizens 60 and over. Bring
your musical instrument and play and sing every
Wednesday from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Ladies, come and play cards and Dominos at 11:30 on Wednesdays. For more information call
Lavonne Madison at 689-4272 or 932-0707.
SWAMP JOHN’S AT HUBBERTVILLE
Swamp John’s will be at the Hubbertville Pavilion Friday, Feb. 27 from 4 - 7 p.m. Plates
are $11 and including fish, shrimp or chicken,
served with slaw, fries, hushpuppies and tea. Dine-in or carry-out available. All proceeds go toward the Hubbertville Lions Club for the
Caldwell Hollingsworth Memorial and the Lions Club Membership scholarships, as well as community projects.
MISS FMS PAGEANT
The Miss FMS Pageant, sponsored by the Fayette Middle School FBLA, will be held
Saturday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. in the Earl McDonald
Auditorium at Bevill State Community College. Reserved seating is currently being sold at the school for $10 per seat. General admission
on the night of the pageant will be $5. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds will be used to help the FBLA with service projects and
leadership development for the students.
ST. MICHAEL’S BEANS AND RICE MINISTRY
St. Michael's Episcopal Church is pleased to announce that the Beans and Rice
Ministry will be extended. In addition to giving out beans
and rice to those in need, we will also provide a hot breakfast. This will occur on the fourth Saturday of the month from 9 - 11 a.m. at St.
Michael's. The next event is Feb. 28.
YOUNG EAGLES RALLY AND FLY-IN
The EAA Chapter 557 his hosting a Young Eagles Rally and Fly-in Feb. 28 at
Richard Arthur Field in Fayette from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Children must be between the ages of eight and 17 and be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. For
more information call Tommy Hope at 205-764-2509 or www.youngeagles.org or visit Facebook EEA Chapter 557 Tuscaloosa. The event
will be held weather permitting.
UNION CHAPEL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION
The Union Chapel Cemetery Association will have its annual meeting at Union
Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in the Crossville
Community, Lamar County, Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m. Anyone with an interest in the Union Chapel Cemetery is encouraged to attend
BELK COMMUNITY CLUB
Belk Community Club will meet Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Bring a dish and fellowship with friends.
MARION COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
The Marion County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2 at the Winfield Community Center.
Backyard Poultry Workshop
If backyard poultry production is something you would like to learn more about,
the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is hosting a
free workshop called Backyard Poultry: 101 at the Upper Coastal Plains Research and Extension Center in Winfield on March 5 starting
at 6 p.m. Please contact the Fayette County Extension Office at (205) 932-8941 for more information or to register. You may also contact
Alex Tigue, the Regional Animal Science and Forages Agent, if you have questions at 256-309-9496 or firstname.lastname@example.org
GOSPEL CONCERT AT BELK COMMUNITY CENTER
There will be a Southern Gospel Music Concert at Belk Community Center on March
5. The featured group will be the Wesley Chapel
Trio and Band with Don Newman, Wayne Gilreath and Stacey Cannon singing and Derris and Leverne Newman on guitar and Joel Bobo
on bass. The singing starts at 6:30 p.m. and will end at 9 p.m. Also on the program will be hosts Doug and Iva G. Wooten. Anyone who
wishes to be on the program should contact the hosts as soon as possible, as there are already some who have been scheduled. Belk
Community Center is located on Highway 96 between Fayette and Kennedy. Admission is free and everyone is invited to come and enjoy
an evening of your favorite Southern Gospel Music.
STORY HOUR AT BERRY PUBLIC LIBRARY
There will be a Dr. Seuss Story Hour at the Berry Public Library on Friday,
March 6 at 1:30 p.m. for children ages three and four. Due to
limited space, please call Toni Morgan at 689-4047, if you plan to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
BENEFIT LUNCH FOR JAKE FALLS
A benefit lunch for Jake Falls, son of Wes and Britani Falls and grandson of
Jeff and Tammy Clark, will be held Saturday, March 7 from
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Berry Civic Center. Plates are $10 and will include BBQ, slaw, beans, dessert and tea. For more information call
270-9751 or 689-4610. All proceeds will to the Falls family.
DALTILE RELAY FOR LIFE PAGEANT
The Dal-Tile Relay for Life Pageant will be held March 14 at 1 p.m. at the
Fayette Civic Center. The deadline to enter is Feb. 23. Entry fee
is $25. Dress attire for both boys and girls is pageant or Sunday wear. For more information, call Stephanie Tucker at 270-9319, Chasdity
Stoker at 442-5249 or Debra Maddox at 270-6322.
The Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce 2015 Banquet will be held Thursday, March
19, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Earl McDonald
Auditorium at Bevill State Community College. Featured speaker will be John Croyle, Founder and Executive Director of Big Oak Ranch,
a Christian home for children. Cost of the meal is $15. Tickets may be obtained from any Chamber Board member or from the Chamber
office in City Hall or call Jo Frances White at 932-4587 to reserve tickets.
The Fayette County Extension Office will host a Regional workshop on Landscape
Pruning and Basic Designing at the Upper Coastal
Plains Agricultural Research Center, which is located at 171 Experiment Loop, Winfield, Tuesday, March 24, from 6 - 8 p.m. There is no
charge (FREE) for the workshop, but call the Fayette County Extension Office to pre-register at 205-932-8941 by Wednesday, March 18.
ARC SWAMP JOHN’S FUNDRAISER
The Arc will hold a Swamp John’s fund raiser Thursday, March 26 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the old Fayette Square. Cost
is $12 per plate.
877TH RETIRED EMPLOYEES MEETING
The next quarterly meeting of the 877th Engineer Battalion retired employees
will be held Monday, March 30 at 11 a.m. at Cedar Landing
in Winfield. All former fulltime unit support employees are invited. Lunch is Dutch treat.
ARC BEAUTY PAGEANT
The Arc will host a beauty pageant Saturday, April 18 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the
Fayette Civic Center. Entry fee is $20 per contestant.
Pageant contestant’s choice of dress attire. Admission is $5.