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By The Staff

Blood Drive

Every day LifeSouth Community Blood Centers needs over 1,000 units of blood for the hospitals we serve. This summer, bring paradise to those in need and get a chance at your own tropical getaway by donating blood during the Donors in Paradise summer drive on Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13.

The blood drive will be held at city hall in Williston on Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday, June 13 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

All donors will be entered to win a $500 travel voucher. Donors will also receive a special T-shirt and a complimentary cholesterol screening. Donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more, and show a photo I.D. at the time of donation. Sixteen-year-old donors require written parental consent.

For more information, call (352) 334-1000 or visit www.lifesouth.org.


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.

SHARE Distribution

Help yourself and your community. SHARE, Self-Help-And-Resource-Exchange, is a private, not for profit organization that strengthens and builds communities through volunteer service and offers participants great savings on food. No income requirements; just you, your family, and your desire to make a difference.

SHARE registration/sign up at Peace Lutheran Church is Thursday, June 11 and Saturday, June 13 from 9-11 a.m. Distribution / pickup day is Saturday, June 27, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

For information on SHARE, the benefits, and the SHARE Food Packages offered this month, call James Spiegelberg, Host Site Coordinator, 489-5249, or stop by the SHARE Host Site at Peace Lutheran Church, on the Sign-Up / Registration dates.

Peace Lutheran Church, “The Church on the Hill,” is located at 7201 South Hwy, 41, five miles north of downtown Dunnellon.


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.


LCREC Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Levy County Republican Executive Committee (LCREC) has been changed from the third Monday, June 15 back to the fourth Monday, June 22 at Bubbaque’s Restaurant in Chiefland. Food and fellowship begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.

Even though the meeting was moved, the Adopt-A-Highway Bronson trash pick-up will still be Saturday, June 20 starting at the Bronson Church of God on Alternate 27.

Williston has been added to the Adopt-A-Highway trash pick-up starting on the corner of Hwys/ 41/27 going north.

The group has an important vote to change the county constitution at this meeting. The vote will allow for the elected Republican officials to have a vote on the committee without having to be precinct members.

Check out the Web site www.levyrepublicans.com for upcoming events, meeting times, activities and contact information.

Also if you are between the ages of 17 and 26 and want to work with your own Republican age group, please contact Michelle at 1-877-734-LEVY (5389).


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.


WAG Annual Meeting

The Williston Animal Group (WAG) will hold its annual membership meeting and election of officers on Saturday, June 27, at 9:30 a.m. in the Williston Fire Hall.

This meeting is open to the public. All members of WAG are encouraged to attend.

The WAG nominating committee is currently seeking community volunteers interested in serving on the board of directors. At a minimum the board meets monthly, in the evening.

Anyone interested in serving on the board should contact Jo Ann Davis at 528-9505 for further information.

The Williston Animal Group has been successful in adopting more than 600 dogs (and many cats and other animals) since it first started as Friends of the Williston Animal Shelter more than five years ago. Until they were adopted, animals were in the care of foster parents. Each was treated medically, given appropriate shots and spayed or neutered.

The group recently held the grand opening of its new facility near the city’s airport. Kennels and dog runs for abandoned and abused animals are available until WAG personnel find appropriate adopters.


Get your slab of ribs

The Williston Chamber of Commerce is selling slabs of barbecued ribs to help you enjoy your July 4 celebration more.

The ribs, four-pound slabs, are $15 and will be cooked July 3 and available for pick up between 1-3 p.m. at the chamber office.

Get your tickets from any chamber board member: Justin Head, Earl Ogle, Jim Smith, Jackie Price, Taylor Wasson, Kim McLane, Maggie Crane, Cathy Robinson or Bill Bennett.

The chamber office is located at 607 SW 1st Ave.

For more information, call Mary at 528-5552

Independence Day Celebration

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).



Bell WoodTurners, a registered Florida not-for-profit organization, is having its 8th Annual Woodturning Demo/Sale Day on July 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bell Community Center in Bell.

All attendees will receive a free, hand turned weed pot (for dried flower arrangements) that are made by chapter members. The Bell Community Center is on Highway 129 in the center of Bell.

Bell Woodturners is the north central chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Chapter members live in Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy and Suwanee counties.

For more information on the demo/sale day and/or Bell Woodturners, visit www.bellwoodturners.com.