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FEBRUARY 5
FCHS FOOTBALLBANQUET
The annual Fayette County High School football awards banquet will be held Friday, Feb. 5 at the Fayette
County High School Commons at 6 p.m. All family and friends of the Tigers are invited to attend the ceremony.
All guests will pay $5 at the door. A meal will be provided.

FEBRUARY 5 - APRIL 15
AARP TAX AIDE
The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers will begin preparing tax returns at the Fayette Civic Center Feb. 5 and work until April 15. The volunteers will be at the Fayette Civic Center every Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with the exception of March 25, Good Friday. Taxes are done by appointment only. You do not have to be an AARP member or have a certain age or income. Information needed includes last year’s tax return, social security cards for everyone in your family and a picture ID, as well as a check from your checking account for direct deposit if you are due a refund. Proof of health insurance is also required. If you received forms from the IRS because you purchased health insurance through the market place then you will need those forms, and you must
file a tax return, even if you had no earned income. For an appointment or tax related questions call Sam
Colburn at 205-270-0104 or 205-932-6445.

FEBRUARY 7
BRUNSWICK STEW SALE
A Brunswick stew sale sponsored by the Newtonville Community Center and Walnut Lane Volunteer Fire Department will be held Saturday, Feb. 7 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the community center. $30 for a gallon and $15 for a half-gallon. Call 932-4331, 904-9597 or 932-6599 to reserve or buy at the center.
All proceeds go to support the center and fire department.

FEBRUARY 8
EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Early Child Development: Investing in Healthy Infants and Toddlers will be held Monday, Feb. 8 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Fayette County Extension Office behind Walmart. A free meal will be served. The program is for
any adult interested in the well being of prenatal to three-year-olds. The class is approved for two hours of education for social workers, childcare providers, foster parents and parenting. Register by calling 932-8941 no later than Feb. 8 at Noon. The program is sponsored by Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the facilitator is the David Mathews Center for Civic Life in Montevallo.

FEBRUARY 11
FCHS BASEBALL BANQUET
The Fayette County High School baseball banquet will be held Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Earl McDonald Auditorium on the Fayette Campus of Bevill State Community College. Tickets are $25 per person. Carryout pick up begins at 4:30 p.m. and the banquet begins at 6 p.m. Guest speaker will be Sherman Williams, who played on the 1992 University of Alabama championship team. For more information or tickets, contact Belinda Ary at 932- 1878. Tickets are also available from any baseball booster or player.

LAWRENCE MILL FUNDRAISER
The Lawrence Mill Volunteer Fire Department will have a soup - chili fund raiser Friday, Feb. 12 at Lawrence Mill Community Center from 4-7 p.m. Plates are $6 and include soup or chili, bread or crackers, drink and dessert. Dine in or carry out. For more information call 932-4031 or 932-6178.

FEBRUARY 13
EMERGENCY AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS EVENT
An emergency/disaster preparedness event, sponsored by Fayette Medical Center Volunteers to give back to the community, will be held Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Fayette Civic Center. The day will include guest speakers, children’s activities, food vendors, retail vendors, information tables, animals and health checks. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Rena Cowart, FMC Volunteer Coordinator, at 205- 932-5966.

FEBRUARY 16
TOGETHER WE CANPARENT
Together We Can Parent is a series of lessons taught by Melanie Allen, Family and Child Development Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES). Classes start Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. - Noon at the Marion County Extension System office at 372 7th Ave. SW, Hamilton in the Courthouse Annex. All sessions will be from 10 a.m. - Noon on Tuesdays in Feb. and March. Topics to be covered include Getting
Started/Goal Setting and Building a Strong Family; Ages and Stages of Development and Discipline; Healthy Relationships, Step Families and Co-Parenting; Communication and Conflict Management; and Stress Management and Planning for the Future. Participants receive a certificate of completion, which is good for parenting, foster/ house parents, child care providers or anyone needing education/training hours. To register, call our local County Extension office. In Fayette County, call 932-8941.

FEBRUARY 20
LITTLE MISS BERRYPAGEANT
Berry High School will host the annual Little Miss Berry pageant Saturday, Feb. 20 at the BHS George Traweek gym at 6 p.m. Registration forms may be picked up from the Berry High School office or local restaurants, Tuugies II and Eagle Rock Grill. Registration forms are also available to be printed directly from the Berry High School website. To register, complete the form and return it with the $20 registration
fee to the BHS main office by Feb. 12. No late registrations will be accepted.
Contestant categories include non-walker, walker - three-year-olds, four-five-year-olds, Kindergarten - first grade; second - third grade and fourth - six grade. Contestants in grades fourth - sixth must be Berry Elementary School students in order to be eligible to participate. Pageant admission is $5. Everyone must pay admission except the contestant.

LAMAR COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE PAGEANT
The Lamar County Relay for Life Beauty Pageant will be Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. in the Lamar County High School gymnasium. Pageant is open to any county and state, females age birth to 18 years. Forms can be picked up at Debra Porter Formals in Fayette, Family Health Pharmacy in Sulligent, West Alabama Bank in Millport, Chiropractic Center of Vernon. Deadline for entries is Feb. 11. For more information contact pageant directors Dr. Caroline Josey-DuBose or Becky Irvin at (205)695- 7570 or (205)712-1746.

FFA STRAWBERRY SALE
Fayette County High School FFA is selling strawberries. Flats are $22 each and individual cartons are $3 each. Sale runs until Feb. 26. Strawberries will arrive during the week of March 14-19. Call Trent Wells at
205-471-1303 to place an order.

FEBRUARY 27
MISS FAYETTE COUNTY PAGEANT
The third annual Miss Fayette County Pageant, presented by Progress Club II, will be held Feb. 27 at the Fayette Civic Center. Age divisions will be from birth through 12th grade. Entry forms may be picked up at all Fayette County Schools, Debra Porter Formals and the Fayette County Memorial Library. Deadline to enter is Feb. 5. Among other awards, Progress Club II will award a $500 scholarship to one eligible 11th or 12th grade girl. See entry form for more information.

MARCH 5
DAL-TILE RELAY FOR LIFE PAGEANT
The third annual Relay for Life Pageant sponsored by Dal-Tile will be held Saturday, March 5 at the Fayette Civic Center at 1 p.m. Deadline to enter is Thursday, Feb. 18. Entry fee is $25 and payable to the American Cancer Society. Attire is Sunday wear only for both boys and girls. For more information call Stephanie Tucker at 205- 270-9319, Chasdity Stoker at 205-442- 5249 or Debra Maddox at 205-270-6322.

MARCH 12
FMC 5K AND FUN RUN
The Fayette Medical Center 5K and Fun Run will be held Saturday, March 12, starting and ending at the FMC Long Term Care parking lot entrance in Fayette. The 5K begins at 8:30 a.m., with the Fun Run starting soon after. Awards will be given only to top qualifiers of the 5K. A wellness area will be open from 8 - 11 a.m. Dietitians, therapists and fitness experts will be available to discuss nutrition and fitness. Door prizes from local businesses will be available throughout the event. Individuals must be present to win. Event proceeds will go to the FMC Volunteer Auxiliary to meet various needs of the hospital. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. in front of Fayette Medical Center near the Outpatient Therapy building. The 5K costs $25 which includes a goody bag and T-shirt. The Fun Run fee is $10 and does not include the goody bag or T-shirt.

CHRISTIAN CENTER OF CONCERN
The food bank at the Fayette Christian Center of Concern is open the first three Wednesdays of each month from 8 - 10:30 a.m. The center appreciates and accepts donations from individuals, churches and organizations. Tax deductible contributions may be mailed to P.O. Box 554, Fayette, AL 35555.