Community Happenings

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By The Staff

Saturday, April 24

Battle of the Bands

There will be a Battle of the Bands at Goethe Trailhead Ranch April 24. A $10 donation per person is requested at the gate. Band deadline is April 10.

Call 352-489-8545 for more information.

Fishing Tourney

The annual “Catchin’ a Cure for Cancer” tournament is scheduled for April 24 at the Wacassassa Fishing Club.

This is the sixth year that a group of friends has banded together to form a Relay for Life team, with the fishing tournament as its major fund-raiser. All of the proceeds, which last year totaled more than $4,000, are donated to the American Cancer Society.

The tournament will be held from safe light until 4 p.m. on the 24th. The entry fee is $150, based on two men per boat. Each extra person costs $25.

The captain’s dinner and meeting is at 7 p.m. on April 23 at the Club. Those who cannot participate are invited to join the captains and crew and make their donations at the dinner.

There are three categories for cash prizes, which are based on the number of entries: largest redfish, largest trout and bag limit of one redfish and one trout. Entries must be weighed by 4 p.m.

This Relay for Life team has donated more than $20,000 in the six years of the tournament, and last year’s total was the top money earner in Williston’s Relay. They’d like to keep that streak going.

Entries may be mailed to Karlton Norton, PO Box 334, Williston, FL 32696, or you may contact him for further information at 352-538-5415.

Tuesday, April 27

Guardian ad Litem Volunteers

Be a powerful voice in a child’s life. Advocate in the court system for children who have been taken away for neglect and abuse. No special background is needed, staff and legal support provided. The next training starts April 27 in Chiefland.

Call 352-463-3134 or go to www.guardianadlitem.org.


Watermelon Festival

The 65th Annual Newberry Watermelon Festival is

Saturday, May 15 and organizers are looking for contestants 0-23 years of age for the annual Watermelon Pageant.

Contact Lisa Hughes, Pageant Director, at 352-354-5385 or visit www.newberrywatermelonfestival.com for an application. 

WHS 2000 Reunion

Williston High School Class of 2000’s 10-Year Reunion is set for Friday, May 28 at the Holiday Inn & Suites, Ocala from 7-11p.m. Tickets are now on sale. $25 per person/$45 per couple. Please include classmate name and name of spouse/guest.

Make checks payable to:

WHS Class of 2000

331 SE Hwy 41

Williston, FL 32696

Join our Facebook group Williston High School Class of 2000 where you can add photos from back in the day, catch up with classmates and find more information about the reunion.

Contact: whs.2000@hotmail.com or 352-538-2073 for more information.

Arts & Crafts Festival

The GFWC Williston Woman’s Club and the GFWC Williston Junior Woman’s Club will host the 2010 Williston Arts & Crafts Festival, featuring artwork from local and regional artists, quality crafts, entertainment, and fabulous food including its famous Strawberry Shortcake. 

The Festival will be held Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Williston Woman’s Club located at 1049 NE 6th Blvd (Hwy 121 North), Williston.

 Anyone interested in participating as an artist or crafter contact Marion Cason at 352-528-2000 for an application.

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.

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 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.

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 24 and will include a health fair.