Community Happenings

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No Summer Book Donations

 Friends of the Williston Library would like to thank everyone in the community for their generous book donations.

Due to limited amount of storage we can not accept any further book donations until after the Sept. 5 Book Fair.

Any questions, please call Norma Lawrence 352-528-5527 or Nellie Boyd 352-528-3876.

Family Reunions


The Poley Horne Reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 3 at the Levy County Quilt Museum beginning at 10 a.m. Come early to catch up on family news. Lunch will be at 12:30.

   For more information, call Jestine Brock at 463 2101 or Peggy Mayo at 528 4069.

     James Napoleon (Poley) Horne 91863-1960 married Legenia Macenis Keen (1877-1901) in 1882. He later married Willie E Southall (1877-1954)

      Children of Poley and Lewgenia are John L Horne (1882-1969), Cora Jane Horne Arrington (1885-1973), William Ross Horne (1887 – 1977), Zeffie L Horne Tew Brown ( 1887-), Robert Cole Horne (1890-1979), Frances F Horne Mercer (1893- ), Julie Harley Horne Swilley Cason (1895-1936), and Joseph Ferris Horne (1900 – 1964).

     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.


The Rufus K. Limbaugh Family Reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at the First United Methodist Church in Williston.  A rededication service will occur at 10 a.m. at Orange Hill Cemetery followed immediately by the reunion at the church.  Light refreshments will be served.

Rufus K. Limbaugh settled in what was then Marion County (now Levy County) in 1851.  His original homestead has recently been purchased by the Levy County School District for a new middle school.  He was married twice.  With his first wife, Caroline Harris, he had: Joseph, Rufus, Margaret (Maggie), Sarah, Emma, Daniel and Thomas.  With his second wife, Mary J. Sedberry Tyson, he had:  Retis, David, Jessie, Douglas and Russell.

 Contact Steve Limbaugh (352-473-7758 or patsteve@netzero.net) or Jean Mann (904-261-0211 or mann14@ix.netcom.com) for further information and to make reservations since we need to know how much food to order.  Attendees are invited to bring photos and memorabilia.


TDC Meeting

The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet Thursday, July 31 at 6 p.m. at 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson.


Back 2 School Clothing Drive

The New Beginning Back 2 School Clothing Drive scheduled for Aug.1 and Aug. 2 will be in the Life Center of the Williston Church of God on the south side of the church.

Signs leading up to the entrance of the Life Center for the clothes drive will be posted. Everyone who has sent in a registration now has an appointment to come and receive new shoes and nearly new clothes of their choice.

Gospel Fest

The 13th Annual Williston Gospel Fest will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at Unity Temple International Fellowship, 2351 NE 200th Ave., Williston.

The music event will feature Meachum Clarke and True Purpose, New Day Band, Darwin Days and The Chief Levites, Men of Praise and many, many more.

Food and vendors will be onsite.

The program is free and a love offering will be accepted.

Square Dancing

Clover Squares will be holding dances every Friday in July and August if at least eight people respond before noon by phone 352-528-3323 or reply to the email. The time is 7 p.m. and the location is the Ornan Masonic Lodge, 650 NE 6th Blvd (SR 121), Williston.

JBES Back to School Bash

Joyce Bullock Elementary will hold its second annual back to school bash Aug. 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the café. Please attend as this is a highly attended event from community organizations and families.

Free Sports Physicals

Regional General Hospital will offer free sports physicals from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Regional General Rural Health Clinic.

Call 528-2801 for more information.

Back to School Jamboree

WE SOAR, INC. will host the 20th Annual Back-to-School Jamboree for the Community from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 at Williston Middle School Cafetorium.

There will be performances, music, food, door prizes, free school supplies, activities and games.

Special guest Cornelius Ingram (former Florida Gator football and basketball / NFL Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos) is scheduled to appear.

If anyone (including agency, organization or business) would like to set up an information booth OR make a donation, call 352-361-6528.

WES Open House

Williston Elementary School welcomes parents and students Aug. 14 to meet our crew as we sail into the 2014 – 2015 School Year!

Times for the open house are: third grade 3 p.m.; fourth grade 4 p.m. and fifth grade 5 p.m.

A wide variety of local providers will be present, including but not limited to, bus transportation, health, Title I, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, PBS, Levy Co. Food Service, Soccer Shots and PTO.

Back to School Bash

Palms Medical Group will host a Back to School Bash from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 at 630 N. Main St., Williston.

The event will include school supplies, food, games, prizes and backpacks (free to the first 25 who register).

RSVP to Pam Bloom at 528-0587.

Need A Ride To Vote?

Tammy Jones, Levy County Supervisor of Elections has partnered with Levy County Transit in order to provide transportation for voters on Election Day. By offering free transportation we hope to make the polls more accessible to voters throughout Levy County. Every voter has a right to make their voice heard on Election Day.

Transportation will also be available to voters who wish to vote early. Early Voting will be held at the Elections Office. For more information on dates and times of Early Voting please visit our website.

To learn more about Election Day transportation contact Levy County Transit at (352)486-3485.


Veterans Day Parade

Attention all Levy County WW II Veterans. The 2014 Levy County Veterans Day Parade is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. in Inglis.

A Veteran's Memorial Dedication will immediately follow the parade.

Levy County WW II Vets will serve as grand marshals of the parade.

The parade committee meets every third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall of Inglis. The public is invited to attend. We would appreciate any and all support so that we can make this event a day to remember.

Meetings will be Aug. 18, Sept. 15 and Oct. 20.

For more information contact Ruth Ruppert at (352) 246-3834 (cell) or (352) 447-0236 (home).


Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 year is OPEN!

Please plan to register your child as soon as possible so that kindergarten classes can be planned appropriately.

Your child must be 5 on or before Sept. 1 and will need a birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization records and physical that cannot be more than a year old from the start of the upcoming school year.

Packets can be picked up and returned at Joyce Bullock Elementary School Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

If your child already attends JBE Pre-K, they will automatically be enrolled so you do not have to do anything unless they need updated immunizations.

For more information, contact the school at 352-528-3341.

Library Open Fridays

The Williston Public Library will be open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in order to better serve patrons.

Any questions or comments should be directed to Lonna Bear, manager of the Williston Public Library, at 352-528-2313.

Lions Club Flea Market

The Williston Lions Club will now open its flea market both Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Rental tables inside are $20 per month and outside set up is free.

Lions Club members are also selling Christmas in July raffle tickets for $1 or six for $5.

For more information, call Pam at 214-3315.

St. Barnabas

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church is home to the following activities:

Suwannee River Food Distribution: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Senior Citizen Bingo Group: Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

AARP: second Monday of the month, 8 a.m. until noon.

Trikers Meeting

The Nature Coast Chapter of the Brothers of the Third Wheel, an association for all trikers, meets the second Saturday of each month at the Bronson Restaurant on US 27A. Coffee begins at 9 a.m. and the meeting starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call Joe Graves at 352-208-0517.

Healing the Heart

Healing the Heart~Renewing the Mind is a Christian 12-step group that facilitates and supports its members in recovering from a vast array of issues including but not limited to addictions, abuse and depression.   This group is free of charge and is open to anyone, male or female, who is in need of help. The group will meet each Monday night at 7 p.m. in the circulation room of the Williston Public Library.

Call 352-538-4742 for more information.

American Legion Bingo

Landrum Memorial American Legion Post 236, located at 9550 N.E. U.S. Hwy 27 Alt. Bronson has Jackpot Bingo every Monday night at 6:30 p.m.

Players play for a chance of a $200 jackpot every Monday night. For more information call 352-486-5003 or 352-317-5685.


AMVETS Post 444 hosts bingo every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

The post is located on 27A toward Bronson, just past the BP station.

Scrabble Sessions

Feel like teasing your brain?  Enjoy finding those obscure words to use?

Come join our Scrabble game at the Bronson Library every Thursday morning at 10:30.  We have multiple boards and just added another one.

Call the Bronson Library at 486-2015 to confirm we are meeting.

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.

Mobile Food Pantry

The second Thursday of each month there will be a mobile pantry sponsored by From the Heart Ministry at the Masonic Hall in Williston. The doors will open at 12:30 p.m. All are welcome.

For more information, call Loretta at 528-3794.

Pre-school Storytime

Pre-school storytime uses books and music to present young children with the concept that books, reading and libraries are fun and enjoyed at all ages.  The programs last 30 minutes.

Storytime is held at the Williston Public Library every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Music With Ms. Sara begins at 10 a.m.

Tri County Pregnancy

Tri-County Pregnancy Center is open to clients between 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.

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 Saturday.


The Williston Lions Club sponsors bingo every Thursday from 2-4:30 p.m. at the clubhouse located at the corner of SE 4th Street and SE 6th Avenue.

The Children’s Table

The Children’s Table will distribute food each Tuesday from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Williston Lions Club located at the corner of SE 4th Street and SE 6th Avenue.

Donations Needed

The Williston Lions Club is conducting a clothing drive for the homeless. The club needs pillows, blankets, sweaters, coats, warm winter clothing, socks, hats and gloves.

Items must be clean, free of stains and repairs.

For more information, call 352-214-3315.

Williston Woman’s Club

Women who want to make a positive difference in the Williston community.

This is a personal invitation to join the GFWC Williston Woman’s Club.

Contact Susan Howell at 528-6885 or visit gfwcwilliston.org

VFW Post Meeting

VFW Post 5511 meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

The post is located on Hwy. 27, west of Williston.

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, write: Feisty Acres, Inc, PO Box 693, Williston, Fl. 32696.