Community Happenings

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By The Staff

Friday, March 5

Food Fest

The Bronson FFA Alumni will host its Eighth Annual Food Fest March 5 at the First Baptist Church in Bronson.

Entertainment, starring Jack Screws and the Sunday Dinner Band, begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner, featuring venison, sausage, pork, chowder, gumbo and fish with the trimmings begins at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Saturday, March 6

Pancakes and Softball

The Williston Lady Red Devil Softball team will be hosting and serving up pancakes, bacon and a drink Saturday, March 6 from 7-10 a.m. at Green Shutters Restaurant.

The cost is $5 and proceeds will be used for field maintenance and tournament costs.

Bluegrass Pickin’

The Suwannee Valley Bluegrass Pickin takes place at Otter Springs RV Resort, Saturday, March 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.

For more information you can call Randy and Kim Slaughter 352-463-6425 or Otter Springs RV Resort 352-463-0800 or www.ottersprings.com  Otter Springs Park & Campground is locaed at 6470 SW 80th Ave., Trenton.


Relay Yard Sale

There will be a yard sale and bake sale at Kids-N-Company Saturday, March 6 beginning at 7 a.m. to raise money for the American Cancer Society in memory of Rachel Tilton

Kids-N-Company is located at 357 N. Main St., Williston.

Sausage dogs, hotdogs, chips and drinks will be available beginning at 11 a.m.


AARP Safe Driving Class

The AARP Driver Safety Class will be taught Tuesday, March 23 and Wednesday, March 24 from 1-4 p.m. at Rainbow Lakes Estate Clubhouse, Dunnellon.

The cost is $14 per person and $12 if you are an AARP member, age 50 or older.

Class size is limited. For information or reservations, call Dale Stephenson at 489-1574.

AARP Safe Driving Class

Florida is a mandated State for automobile insurance, therefore, an insurance company doing business in Florida is mandated to give a discount to those completing an AARP Driver Safety Course. Contact your agent for discount amounts. Take a refresher course to earn a discount good for three years. Enlist a friend to attend with you.

 Course fee is $14, for AARP members $12.Call the listed instructor to register

The new ONE DAY classes are six hours. The instructor will give you all the information.

Times are:

April 13, 9 a.m. at Haven Hospice, 311 NE 9th Street, Chiefland. Call Linda Cochran  at (352)493-1742

Wild Hog Canoe Race

The Wild Hog Canoe/Kayak Race will be held April 17, with “Return to the Wild” paddling options April 16 for boaters to paddle down some of our most beautiful waterways.

Procceds from the event will benefit the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens.

This year there are eight classes. The 'parent/youth' class is back. For anyone wanting to sponsor the race, please see the website http://www.wildhog.wetpaint.com. If you would like to receive a brochure, loaded with information, please call Margie McGarva at 486-2535 or email: maggimac43@yahoo.com or wildhograce@yahoo.com.

This year's race promises to be the biggest yet. Earlybirds will receive a T-shirt in their size, but if you wait until the day of the race you will not be guaranteed your shirt size.

There will be plenty of food, music and entertainment for everyone. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and relax on the banks of the Waccasassa Riv

Check out the website: http://www.wildhog.wetpaint.com for information.

Philpot Retirement

The Williston FFA Alumni and other friends are in the early stages of planning a retirement reception for Robert Philpot.

Philpot has been an Ag Teacher at Williston High School since 1973 and is retiring at the end of this school year. The reception has been planned for Saturday, May 15 at the Williston Middle School Cafetorium from 3-6 p.m.

If you would like to participate in the planning, or if you would like to make a donation or other contribution, please contact Sara Berry at Williston High School, 427 West Noble Ave. You can call Sara at the school at 352-528-3542 or e-mail her at berrys@levy.k12.fl.us.

If you choose to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to Williston FFA Alumni and note “Retirement” in your memo.



The SHARE Florida Food Networkannounces it 2010 registration and distribution dates. Registration times are 1-3 p.m. and pick up times are 9-10 a.m. Both take place at Cornerstone Assembly of God.

Registration:ee^March 12, Distribution March 27

Registration:ee^April 9, Distribution April 24

Registration:ee^May 7, Distribution May 22

Registration:ee^June 7, Distribution June 26

Registration:ee^July 9, Distribution July 31

For more information, call Elsie Neal at 528-5709.

Farmers’ Market

The Williston Lions Club will open their Farmers’ Market Friday and Saturday through December and hold Bingo every Friday at 7 p.m.

The club’s food concession is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. There is an indoor flea market, table spaces are available.

Levy County Farmers Market has fresh produce and plants. If you have something home grown or handmade, you are encouraged to participate. Call Erv at 875-7756.

The group is also planning its first anniversary celebration April 10. Watch the newspaper for details.

Handy with a Needle?

Stitches from the Heart needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, sweaters and hats for babies in need. These items are donated to hospitals all over the country. Patterns are available. Donated yarn for seniors is available.

For more information, call toll free 877-985-9212 or e-mail StitchFromHeart@aol.com.