-September 16-

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 17, 2006

n Parade for Jesus

Come one, come all, to a parade for Jesus at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. Event starts at Lowndes County Middle School to F.D. Community Bank. Decorate your cars, your motorcycles. School bands are welcome to come and show their stuff. Free food and drinks and door prizes. Jam For Jesus from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, come and share your songs or testimony. For more info, contact 334-227-4232.

n FIW Vol. Fire Dept. Yard Sale

The FIW Fire Dept. will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. – until on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Firehouse on Hwy 106 East, Georgiana. Proceeds to benefit firehouse upkeep.

n ASU Alumni Meeting

The Butler County Alumni Chapter of Alabama State University will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at Shoney's.

All members and almuni are encouraged to attend.

Call Geraldine at 382-8585 for more info.

-September 17-

n Georgiana UMC welcomes speaker

Georgiana United Methodist Church welcomes James Carpenter of the Montgomery-Prattville UMC District as speaker at its 11 a.m. service Sunday, Sept. 17. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

n Mt. Moriah Homecoming

The Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church will host its annual Homecoming service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17 at the church in northern Butler County. Singing, historical remembrances and light refreshments will all be part of this special day. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

n Beth Chapman Barbecue Fundraiser

Greenville native Beth Killough Chapman, Republican candidate for Secretary of State, will meet and greet supporters at a barbecue lunch Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006 from noon until 2 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club in Greenville. Complete barbecue meal, including drinks and dessert will be provided. $15 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under. RSVP to 382-5324 in Greenville.

n Mt Pleasant Singing

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Georgiana will host the Johnson Family Trio for a singing at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept 17. A finger food fellowship will follow. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

-September 19-

n District Three Meeting

Greenville City Councilman Tommy Ryan will hold a District Three Meeting at 6 p.m.on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Greenville Housing Authority Main Office building located at 601 Beeland St. Council Ryan invites all citizens in District Three to bring their thoughts, concerns, and/or suggestions to the meeting. Written statements are also welcome. A suggestion box will be provided at the meeting.

-September 21-

n Butler BOE Regular Meeting

The Butler County Board of Education will conduct its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept.21, 2006 at the BOE Central Office Boardroom located at 215 Administrative Drive, Greenville. The public is encouraged to attend.

n Volleyball Organizational Meeting

The Volleyball organizational meeting for Greenville P & R volleyball league will be held Sept. 21 at the Dunbar Gym at 6 p.m. Contact 382-3031 or 382-8078 for more information.

-September 22-

n Choir Anniversary House of Prayer

Welcome to our Annual Choir Anniversary at The House of Prayer 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 climaxing on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. September 24. Speaker will be Minister Bernetta Jones. Pastor Cecilia Adams and her congregation cordially invite you to attend.

-September 23-

n Turkey Shoot

A Turkey Shoot at Big Bunk Hunting Club, Avant Loop, Georgiana, 10 a.m. until – is slated for Saturday, Sept. 23.

Come with your friends and join in on the shoots, raffle drawings and good food! Five $100 raffle drawings at 2 p.m. Barbecue chicken plates with all the fixins' for just $6.

n Super Saturday Hoedown at Library

The Greenville-Butler County Public Library invites youngsters to enjoy a knee-slappin' country hoedown Saturday morning, Sept. 23. Younger children's session at 9:30 a,m.; older children at 11 a.m. Storytelling, music, crafts and more. Call the library at 382-3216 for more info.

n Pierce Family Reunion

This year's Pierce Family Genealogical Reunion will be held at the Georgiana Multi-Purpose Senior Center on Palmer Ave in Georgiana. This is like any family reunion – lots and lots of good food. Please bring your favorite dish or dishes along with information about your family line, i.e., pictures, obits, articles, marriage and death certificates so we can make copies. Please come and join us! Contact (334) 281-0478 or e-mail mtyus10044@charternet.

-September 24-

n Friendship MBC Anniversary & Revival

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Georgiana, Rev. J.O. Meeks, pastor, will celebrate its 115th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24. The afternoon service speaker will be Rev. Alfonso Hires, pastor of the Christian United Church of Mobile.

Revival services at Friendship MBC will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25-29. Evangelist for the week will be Rev. Jimmy L. Downing of Lakeland, Fla.

-September 25-

n Three-Day Renewal at Friendship

Rev. Clarence Smith and his congregation at Friendship Pentecostal Holiness Church, Hwy 45, invites you to services at 7 p.m. Sept. 25, 26 and 27 with Rev. Randy Harvill as speaker.

-September 30-

n Southern States Mule and Donkey Classic

The Southern States Mule and Donkey Classic will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 beginning at 9 a.m. at The Covington Center Arena in Andalusia. Highlights include a mule and donkey show, arts and crafts, and the crowning of the Mule Day Queen and Court. Admission is free. Call (334) 222-1769, (334) 222-8660 or (850) 892-4053 for more information.

n GHS Class of ‘92 Meeting

The 1992 class of Greenville High School will hold their 15-year class reunion meeting at Shoney's in Greenville at 2 p.m. on Sept. 20, 2006. Please make plans to attend.

-October 1-

n Pine Flat Homecoming and Memorial Day

Pine Flat Methodist Church and Pine Flat Cemetery Association will celebrate homecoming and decoration day at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. Guest speaker will be Rev. Cletice Ingram. &#8220Dinner on the ground” will follow the worship service. Please come worship and fellowship with us. Bring a basket lunch, folding chairs and folding tables.

-October 14-

n Garland VFD Trade Day

Garland VFD will host a &#8220Garland Trade Day” Oct. 14, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Garland Firehouse. Festivities include arts and crafts, gospel singing, door prizes, a country store filled with homemade jellies, cakes, peanut brittle and boiled peanuts and plenty of booths with vendors of all kinds.

A fish fry lunch will be served. All proceeds will benefit the Garland Volunteer Fire Department. Anyone interested in renting a booth or for additional information, call Daphne Godwin, 334-374-8353 or Jackie Stuckie, 334-374-2986.

-October 21-

n Giant Garage Sale in Troy

Troy Parks & Recreation will host the largest garage sale Troy and Pike County has ever had. Over 100 booths will be available from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006 at the City of Troy Community Recreation Center. Booths available at $20 each, which include an eight-foot table and two chairs. To register – or more information – call Gail Jones at 334-670-6069.

-Ongoing Announcements-

n Casting Call for &#8220Honeydripper”

The casting call continues for the upcoming film &#8220Honeydripper” which begins filming Oct. 16 in Butler County. Everyone, particularly African-Americans, are encouraged to apply. 500 extras and 18 speaking roles will be cast. Send in a non-returnable photo, name, age, performing experience and contact info to Honeydripper Films, Inc., 100 West Commerce St., Greenville, AL 36037, or drop by the office located in the Whitney (Old First National) Bank in Greenville. Casting begins Sept. 20, so contact the office soon.

n Fall Registration Greenville P&R

Registration for the following fall leagues is taking place through Sept. 15 at the Greenville Parks and Recreation Dept. at Beeland Park office.

n Baseball registration: Mite League (6-8 years old) and Junior League (9-11 years old) Fees are $20.

n Girls' Fast-Pitch Softball Registration: Girls 6-11 years old. Fees are $20.

Anyone interested in the above, should contact the office at 382-3031 or 382-4681.

n Disabled American Veterans seek new members

The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit 67 is seeking new members. The unit meets every fourth Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Building at the Butler County Fairgrounds.

The unit also has a junior program for ages newborn to age 17.

The unit won first place for community service in the 10 to 50-member category at state competition. Unit 67 Commander is Alberta Johnson.

n Certified teachers needed

&#8220Every Child Deserves a Chance” is looking for certified teachers to assist with our tutorial program. If interested, please call Dorothy Berry at 382-9434.

n Free Tutoring Classes

&#8220Every Child Deserves A Chance” is now offering free tutoring classes in the areas of reading, English and math on Mondays and Wednnesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Greenville Housing Authority Recreation Room to students enrolled in Butler County Schools in grades K-12. For more information, please contact Dorothy Berry at 382-9434.

n Adult Education Classes

The ADPE through the LBWCC Adult Education Consortium is offering classes for adults who did not complete their high school education or need to strengthen educational and job skills.

Classes meet on Monday and Tuesday at the following locations:

LBW CC – Greenville Campus – 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Old Greenville High Campus (BCECC) – 6 to 8:30 p.m.

For more info, contact Ronald Shanks at 382-6009 or LBWCC at 382-2133, Ext. 3101.

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