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By The Staff

Hearing Impairedee^Picnic

All deaf/hearing impaired and their family members are invited to a picnic on Saturday, June 6 at the Bronson First Baptist Church located in Bronson. Friends and sign language students are welcome, too. This event will be from 4-7 p.m. You must be on time to enter the door prize drawing. Please bring a covered food dish to share.

For more information, call Violet at (352) 256-5281 after 7 p.m. weekdays and anytime on weekends.

AMVETS Yard Sale

AMVETS Post 444 will hold a yard sale Saturday, June 6 beginning at 8 a.m. on 27A, west of the BP Station.

Pork sandwiches and chips will be available for $3.

Bluegrass Pickin’

The Suwannee Valley Bluegrass Pickin’ takes place at Otter Springs RV Resort, Saturday, June 6.

Bring your homemade favorite dessert to share as you listen to some of the best bluegrass groups from Florida.

The music will start at 6 p.m. in the Big Cypress Lodge and the music will go on until everyone goes home.

Feel free to come earlier and set around and pick. This event will be free to the public but a donation is appreciated to help out on the groups’ travel expenses.

For more information, call Cloud Haley at 352-284-3245 or Otter Springs RV Resort 352-463-0800 or www.ottersprings.com Otter Springs Park & Campground is located at 6470 S.W. 80th Ave., Trenton.



AARP will meet June 8 at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, Williston. Guest speaker will be Barbara Thomas who will speak on Seniors vs. Crime.


Music and Moonlight

Williston Rehab and Nursing Center will host Music and Moonlight, featuring the music of Steve Robinson, June 13 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be provided.


Munden Reunion

The Munden Family Reunion will be held Sunday, June 14 from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., at Hart Springs on the Suwannee River, Pavilion A and B.

Family and friends are invited to come join in the fun, fellowship and great food. Bring your favorite dish to share. Coffee, tea, plates, napkins and utensils (including serving utensils) will be provided.

Food will be served promptly at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, call Flo (Munden) Baker at 352-215-4037.


Rec program

The city of Williston summer recreation program will be held at the Joyce Bullock Elementary School playground from June 22 to July 30, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon, for six weeks.

There is no cost to all participants and free lunch is provided. It is open to children ages 5-12.

Registration will be held on Friday, June 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the city of Williston Community Center. The program is first come, first served to the first 50 registrants.

For information call City Hall at 528-3060.

July 3


The city of Williston and the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce are making big plans for the 2009 Independence Day Celebration.

This year’s event will be held on Friday, July 3.

The festivities will start with the annual parade, which will begin at 5 p.m. The line-up will be behind the Williston High School one hour before start time. The theme this year is “Freedom - Our Heritage and Future.”

The gates at the Williston Horseman’s Park will open at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted for parking attendants, JROTC.

Children’s rides will begin at 7 p.m. Booths, exhibits, and lots of good food, will line the park. The opening Ceremony will start at 7 p.m. with musical entertainment ending the evening with a spectacular fireworks display.

Please remember to bring lawn chairs or blankets. No coolers or pets will be allowed through the gates.

Anyone interested in having a booth, contact the Chamber of Commerce (352-528-5552).

Anyone interested in participating in the parade or any questions in general, contact City Hall (352-528-3060).