Lots of activities this weekend

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By Jim Clark

This is one of those weekends in Williston where, if you can't find something to do, you aren't looking very hard.

One of the big events is for parents to bring their children to the Masonic Lodge on State Road 121 headed toward Gainesville. It's Child Safety Day, and it runs from 10 a.m. to about 3 p.m. The Levy County Sheriff's Office, Williston fire and police departments, Ocala Shriners, AARP, which will be holding a flu shot clinic, and other agencies will be on hand to provide information and demonstrations.

Highlights of the Child Safety Day will include "McGruff, the crime dog", Levy County fire safety trailer, children's car seat safety inspection, Crime Stoppers, police K-9's and many more safety orientated events. At the completion of all safety stations children will be eligible to receive free photo ID, and fingerprint cards including an emergency information booklet. Free hot dogs, chips and sodas will be served.

In addition, a mini Vacation Bible School will be held at the Williston Church of Christ next door from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Some of the youngsters who come over to the safety day might be wearing soccer uniforms. Not too far away at the WYAA complex on North U.S. 27-41, Williston plays host to many teams from North Central Florida during the day.

If your child's thing is 4-H, the 4-H Roundup will be held in Bronson from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details of this event, which was called off a few weeks ago because of Tropical Storm Fay, are inside today's edition.

Some of the other events in the area described inside are a barbecued chicken and rib dinner at New Hope Church on 40th Street, and a Bronson Friends of the Library meeting.

All this, of course, leads up to the big event the following week, Oct. 4, when the annual Peanut Festival comes to town.