5 things you should know today
Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 16, 2016
There’s plenty to do in Andalusia today with many family-friendly events available beginning at 8 a.m.
• Today’s 50th anniversary celebration at Andalusia Regional Hospital begins with a 5K at 8 a.m. At 9:30, the hospital will dedicate its new Legacy of Caring garden.
There also will be entertainment, refreshment and door prizes, with a number of health-related vendors providing information.
• The 45th annual Coterie Club of Andalusia Storybook Festival, “A Magical Menagerie,” will be Saturday.
Gates will open at 9 a.m.
The event is free to the public and will be held at Springdale Estate.
Additional items and concessions will be available for purchase.
• The Straughn PTO Touch A Truck event will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon in the SES parking lot.
Admission is $5 per person, with a $15 maximum per family. Kids 2 and under get in free.
There will be popcorn, tattoos, cotton candy and drinks.
• The Andalusia Lions Club will hold its spring Care, Give and Lions Recycle for Sight event today from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Tables will be located at Marvin’s and Tractor Supply.
During the event members will:
–Collect old and or used eyeglasses;
–Accept donations for the Covington County Child Advocacy Center; and
— Sell brooms and mops to promote its local eyesight conservation program.
• The women of First Baptist Church will host the annual Mad Hat Tea at 2 p.m.