Community Happenings

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Things to do, places to go, people to see

Friday, July 20

Movie Night at
Bronson Library
Bronson Friends of the Library will host  Family Movie Night at the  Bronson Library  Friday, July 20. “Happy Feet” will be shown at 6:30 p.m.  There will be popcorn and juice.
For more information, contact the library at 486-2015.

Sunday, July 22

Swilley Reunion
The Swilley Family Reunion will be held Sunday, July 22 at the pavillion area at Hart Springs.   Bring a covered dish.  Ice and paper goods will be provided.   Lunch will be at 12:30.   For more information call Sammie at 352 493 4406.

Thursday, July 26

TDC Workshop and
The Levy County Tourist Development Council will hold a marketing workshop at 4:30 p.m., followed by its bi-monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 26, in the Levy County Visitors Bureau, 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson.


Bronson Class of ‘92 Reunion
The Bronson High School class of 1992 will hold its 20th class reunion. An adult dinner will take place on Friday evening, Aug. 3  followed by family day at Rainbow Springs State Park on Saturday, Aug. 4.
   Call  Karen (Skelly) Kopeck at (636) 542-3833  or Marie Cunningham at (850) 527-0691 for more information.

Poley-Horne Reunion
The Poley-Horne Reunion will be Aug. 5 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Levy County Quilt Museum.
Those attending should bring food, disposable cutlery and place settings.
For more information, call Jestine Brock at 463-2102 or Peggy Mayo at 558-4089.

Book Reading and Signing
Shereka O’Neal will be reading and signing her first children’s book entitled, “Ask for Help!” on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 1 p.m. at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School in Gainesville, where the author attended school from kindergarten through 12th grade.
The author’s goal for the book is to motivate children ages 3 to 8 years old to ask for help whenever they are unsure about anything in school, at home, or when playing with their friends. 
A portion of the proceeds will go toward a college book scholarship.

Wranglers and Rhinestones Casino Night
The GFWC Williston Jr. Woman’s Club  will  present “Wranglers and Rhinestones Casino Night”, a nontraditional fund-raising event  Saturday, Aug. 25 from 7-11 p.m. at the Williston Highlands Golf & Country Club.
Mosey on down for some old fashioned fun and help  raise lots of loot for our local schools. Hang up your guns and enjoy a casual evening filled with a silent auction, casino gaming with local dealers, and a heap of hometown hors d’oeuvres. Individual tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door.  It will be a fantastic hootennanny of a time.
In the past 14 years, Casino Night has raised more than $50,000 for various charities and non-profit groups in the Levy County area.  Some past recipients of the Casino Night proceeds are Habitat for Humanity of the Suwannee Valley, March of Dimes, and the Williston Youth Athletic Association.
This year’s beneficiary, Levy County Schools Foundation, provides scholarships to graduating seniors and also provides grants to teachers to purchase supplemental materials for their classrooms.  
For sponsorship or ticket information contact Catrina Sistrunk at 352-528-6364 or Monique Allnutt at 352-528-7676.


Tri County Pregnancy
Beginning Monday, June 18 Tri-County Pregnancy Center is open to clients during the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  in the Williston Center.
Tri-County Pregnancy Center is a not for profit organization, helping area families in crisis and is located across the street from Williston High School.  Call 352-528-0200 for information.

C.A.N. Meeting
Living Water Life Center will host meetings the second  Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon to share ideas for growing, bartering, canning  and other forms of self support.
The meeting will be held at 6491 SE 123 Terrace, Morriston.
For more information, call Cindy at 486-4755 or e-mail WeCanWeCanTogether@gmail.com.

Methodist Thrift Store
First United Methodist Church Mission Thrift store is open every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The store is located at 25 SW 3rd St., Williston.

Senior Assistance
Assistance is available for qualifying residents of Alachua and Marion County over the age of 60 who are being discharged from the hospital or rehab center or have experienced an illness or other crisis and need temporary services in their homes. The Community Living Program can provide help for seniors who meet eligibility requirements.
 Services may include personal care, medical equipment and supplies, home delivered meals, transportation and many other types of help.  The Elder Helpline is toll free and available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For assistance,  call 1-800-963-5337.

Lions Club
The Williston Lions Club is accepting new and gently used teddy bears for the Teddies for Tots program. The stuffed animals are used by police and law enforcement personnel to give to children and seniors in crisis situations.
Bring your donations to the club from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday. The club is located at the corner of 4th Street and 6th Avenue.

Lions Club Thrift Store
The Williston Lions Club at 401 S E 6th St. is offering free outside space for anyone interested in selling their yard sale/ flea market items under the shade of the oaks. Bring your own tables.  It’s open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Volunteers Needed
Feisty Acres, a no-kill all-volunteer cat rescue shelter, located between Bronson and Williston is in need of volunteers. To learn more about Feisty Acres, or to volunteer, call Debbie Noxon at 352-861-4312,  e-mail: fiddlinist@hotmail.com or write: Feisty Acres, Inc, PO Box 693, Williston, FL  32696.

AmVets Post 444, located on Alt-27 just past the BP station on the left side headed toward Bronson, has Bingo every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.