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Things to do, places to go, people to see

By The Staff

Bronson Book Fair

Come join the Bronson Friends of the Library for the best reading this summer.

The Book Fair will be held Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at the old Bronson Town Hall.

For more information, call the Bronson Library at 486-2015.


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.

Commodity Distribution

USDAee^commodities will be distributed Tuesday, June 23 from 1-2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge on Hwy. 121, toward Gainesville.


Tourist Council

The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet to review grant program applications on Thursday, June 25 at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Agricultural Office Building, 620 N Hathaway Ave., Bronson.

The meeting is open to the public.


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.

Lions Club Dance

On Saturday, July 11 at the clubhouse, the Lions will sponsor a 1940s-50s themed dance, featuring music from that era.

The evening runs from 6-10 p.m. and is $5 per couple, or $2.50 per person.

A prize will be awarded for the person who dresses best in the style from that era.

Ride for a Veteran Poker Run

Rolling Thunder, Florida Chapter 9 will host the first “Ride for a Veteran-Poker Run Saturday, July 11.

The cost is $10 a hand. Sign up is from 10 a.m. until noon at White Ford, Chiefland; Mike’s Friendly Pub, Homosassa or Citrus Motorsports, Crystal River.

The final stop will be Citrus Motorsports, Crystal River and the last bike in will be by 4 p.m.

Additional sponsors are Gobblers Eatery, M-T Pockets, Mac’s Place and Lakepan.com

Music will be by Snake Eyes and food by Mike’s Custom BBQ. There will be vendors, door prizes and T-shirts.

For more information, call Craig H at 352-486-1488 or Don G 352-486-1038.

Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner

A spaghetti dinner will be held Friday, July 24 beginning at 6 p.m. at the clubhouse.

For $6, diners will get spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and a drink.

You may eat-in or carryout.


Farmers’ Market

The Lions Club has their food concession open every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. They are there to answer your questions and help you sign up for membership. There is an indoor flea market, table spaces are available. This week there will be many new items, including furniture and fresh seafood.

If interested, call Erv at 875-7756 or come out and see us at the Lions Club of Williston on Saturday. The group has also partnered with Harmony Holistic Healing Center and the Levy County Farmers Market–all non-profit organizations. Everyone is there, rain or shine, on 4th Street.

Harmony Holistic Healing Center will be giving away Silver Centrum Vitamins. They are working on bringing house paint out to give away. Harmony is taking applications for food vouchers. If interested, call Cindy at 486-6229.

Levy County Farmers Market has beautiful fresh produce, plants, garden starters, orchids, honey and herbs. They accept food vouchers.

If you have something home grown or handmade, you are encouraged to participate.

There are spaces available: $10 for a 12 x 12 space.

Grief Support Group

A grief support group for parents and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the First Presbyterian Church, 1501 SE Hwy 19 in Crystal River. There is no cost to attend.

Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA) is a national non-profit, self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope, especially for newly bereaved parents and grandparents, so they may rebuild their lives following the death of their children, grandchildren or siblings.

For more information about the Citrus County Chapter of The Bereaved Parents of the USA, contact Bernadette Passalacqua at 352-746-4664 or

visit www.bereavedparentsusa.org