-October 14-

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 14, 2006

n Friendship Gospel Singing

Friendship Pentecostal Holiness Church is having a gospel singing at 7 p.m. Saturday night, Oct. 14, 2006. Guest singers are &#8220The Workmen.” Everyone is invited! For more information, please contact Rev. Clarence Smith, pastor.

n 25th Annual Garland Day

The 25th anniversary of Garland Day will be October 14, 2006 at Garland Baptist Church. The day begins with coffee and donuts at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

At 9:30 a.m. a gathering will be held at Garland Cemetery with the CSA Sons of Confederate Veterans for a funeral ceremony to honor Capt. James Darby, CSA.

At 10:30 a.m., a program at Garland Baptist Church will feature music, memories and fellowship followed by a covered dish lunch. Each family is encouraged to bring a poster of photos and any memorabilia. All Garland residents, former residents and families are urged to attend.

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 15-

n Spring Hill Baptist Revival

Spring Hill Baptist Church is holding a revival Oct. 15 thru Oct. 18. Services at 11 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday thru Wednesday. Guest speaker Dr. Gary Swafford. Everyone is invited. For more info, call 382-2179.

n Brooks AOG Dedication

Pastor Helen Grissett of The Brooks Assembly of God Church would like to invite everyone to the dedication of their new church building at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006. The church is located on Hwy. 55, just south of McKenzie.

-October 18-

n GED Testing

Reid St. Technical College will offer GED tests Oct. 18 and 19 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The battery of tests costs $50; each retest is $10 per test. Pre-registration must be complete prior to test dates. For more info, please contact Linda Pickett at 251-578-1313, ext. 101 or 133. For GED classes, please contact Coretta Boykin at 251-578-1313, ext. 137.

-October 19-

n Board Meeting

The Butler County Board of Education will conduct its next regular meeting on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at McKenzie High School in McKenzie. The meeting will be held in the school auditorium. The public is encouraged to attend.

-October 21-

n Juniper Creek Bluegrass Gospel

Juniper Creek will be singing at Red Level 1st Assembly of God at 6:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 21. Everyone is welcome!

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.

n Democratic Meet and Greet

The Butler County Civic League is sponsoring a meet and greet with the Democratic candidates from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Kiwanis Building at the Butler County Fairgrounds. Food will be served. For more info, contact George Cook at 382-7765.

-October 25-

n Elks Meeting

The Elks of America are holding a planning meeting Oct. 25 at the Greenville Shoney's at 7 p.m. The Elks have community-targeted programs to help youth with scholarships, sports sponsorships, anti drug education and scouting. We also provide community assistance with Veterans programs and helping the less fortunate with food baskets. We also provide a Youth Camp on Lake Martin near Tallassee for weekend camping. If interest can be developed among 100 men and women in the area the Elks will start a new facility in Greenville. For more info, contact George Slagley at 383-9267.

-October 28-

n Old Time Farm Day

Old Time Farm Day returns to Butler County Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Halso Mill Road. Vintage tractors and equipment, demonstrations of blacksmithing, butter churning, quilting, syrup making and much, much more, along with cake walks, kids' races, face painting and live music by Southern Comfort Blue Grass Band. Bring your lawn chairs! No alcohol, coolers, four wheelers or golf carts, please. For more info, contact Carey Thompson at 382-2295, Joe Tilley at 382-3887 or Bill Campbell at 382-0045.

n Georgiana Class of ‘53 Reunion

The Georgiana High School Class of 1953 will meet Sat., Oct. 28 at the Senior Nutrition Center located on Palmer Ave.in Georgiana. Doors will open at 10 a.m.; attendees are asked to bring finger foods and beverages of their choice. The classes of 1952 and ‘54 are welcome to join the fun after 3 p.m., along with any other G'ana High alumni. For more info, contact Betty Smith at 382-6974.

-November 5-

n Author Signing

Melinda Rainey Thompson, Greenville native and author of &#8220SWAG: Southern Women Aging Gracefully” will be holding a book signing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Greenville-Butler County Public Library Sunday, November 5. Everyone is encouraged to come out and meet this hometown writer.

-November 12-

n Harrison Street Anniversary

Harrison Street Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Jesse Thomas, pastor, will celebrate its 45th anniversary at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 12. Rev. Michael Foster and the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church family of Greenville will be the special guest. Lunch will be provided. Everyone is invited to attend!

-Ongoing Announcements-

n Cancellation of Reunion

The Dan River Miller Reunion, normally held the first Saturday of each November in Greenville will not be held this year.

n Fall Community Classes/November

The Butler County BOE announces its November community class lineup. Deadline for registration is Oct. 25.

All classes take place at the Butler County Ed. and Community Learning Center (old Greenville High campus). For more info, call Fay Stokes at 382-2665 or Kathy Atchison at 382-5199.

n One-Stroke Painting (Donna Dewberry style): Yvonne Johnson, instructor. $20 fee, supplies included. One session, Monday night, November 13.

n Holiday Home D\u00E9cor: Nancy Idland, instructor, $20 fee, supplies provided. One session, Monday night, Nov. 6.

n CPR Certification: Ada Sue Thompson, instructor, $10 fee, two sessions, Monday and Tuesday nights, Nov. 13 & 14.

n Beginning Computer: Mark McClaney, instructor. $20 fee, three sessions, Tuesday nights, Nov. 7, 14 & 21.

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.

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 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 Wednesdays 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.

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