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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.

Dog Wash and More

Would your canine friends like a swimming lesson, or an opportunity to run a lure course? Do you just want someone else to wash your dog for a change?

Trained Dog Happy Dog in Morriston will provide all of that on Saturday, July 25. The event will run from 8 a.m. until noon, to keep canines and humans alike out of the heat of the afternoon.

Experts will give swimming lessons, and the lure course has always been a big favorite

Included in the activities is a dog wash, courtesy of volunteers from the Williston Animal Group. Donations will be accepted and all proceeds will go to the animals saved and fostered by the group.

In its five-year history, WAG has provided medical treatment and temporary foster care for more than 600 abused or abandoned dogs who have found new homes.

For directions to Trained Dog Happy Dog (it’s just off CR 326, near US 27), go to their website at www.tangramkennels.com.



GOP Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Levy County Republican Executive Committee (LCREC) has been rescheduled for the month of July from the third Monday, July 20 to the fourth Monday, July 27 at Bubbaque’s Restaurant in Chiefland.

The evening starts with food and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.



CAA Meeting

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of Central Florida Community Action Agency will be Tuesday, 28 at 3 p.m. at 2606, NW 6th St., Gainesville.

Call Monique Harrison at 373-7667, ext. 204 for more information.

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.

Dunnellon FOL Book Sale

The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Book Store will have a July Half Price Book Sale at their book store inside the library located at 20351 Robinson Rd. (behind Sweetbay) for all of July.

Thanks to the great community response for donations, the Friends are able to keep their everyday low prices of $2 for hardcovers; $1 for large paperbacks and 50 cents for paperbacks.

This is a 100 percent volunteer effort with all proceeds going to the library for book endowments and enhancements.

The Friends have committed to a landscaping project that is now under way and are giving the library $2,500 per month for book endowment (new books).

Kindergarten Registration

Parents of all kindergarten-aged children may stop by Joyce Bullock Elementary between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to register their child for the 2009-2010 school year.

Volunteers Needed

Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The program is comprised of 17 local councils throughout the state, and each council is seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents’ concerns. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents who often have no one else to advocate for them are encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-0404 or visit the program’s web site at http://ombudsman.myflorida.com.

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

Pioneer Wants Summer Photos

The Williston Pioneer is inviting all amateur photographers to send in photos that capture the essence of summer in Williston.

E-mail (editor@willistonpioneer.com) your photo (jpeg, minimum 150 resolution) or drop it by our office at 28 NW First Ave. Include your name, where the photo was taken and why it says “summer” to you.

All photos will be printed July 30. Deadline for submission is 3 p.m. July 24.

Questions? Call Carolyn at 528-3343.


Hot Summer Night

The Fourth Annual Hot Summer Night event is planned for Saturday, Aug. 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. in Dunnellon’s Historic Village. This year’s focus is on helping others as we come together as a community to have fun listening to music, shopping and eating on a hot summer night.

Abigail’s Café will host an outdoor barbecue on the grounds and donate the proceeds to the Annie Johnson Center who is trying to raise $3,500 for a much needed food storage building so they can better care for the hungry in our community.

Holy Faith Episcopal Church of Dunnellon will offer youngsters a turn in their Bounce House for a small fee and cold drinks for sale to raise money for their food pantry on the grounds of Always Something Gift Shop.

Live classic rock will be performed on the porch of the Grumbles House by local KARS (Kelly’s Auto Repair Service) owner Kelly Michels and his family band, Final Note. Vanguard High School students Taylor Myers, Robin Henry, Avery and Chris Rice will play popular tunes for teens. Donations of canned food and cash will be accepted on behalf of Mission Possible Ministries there.

Vendors Needed

American Legion Auxiliary Post 236 of Levy County will sponsor an Annual Arts and Crafts Event Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Craft vendors are needed. Cost for a 10x10 booth is $25.

Call the American Legion at 352-486-5003 and ask for Chris Haney or e-mail floridapost236@aol.com ATT: Chris Haney.