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Upcoming events

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By The Staff

Clothing giveaway

There will be a free clothing giveaway at the Raleigh Church of God by Faith, 7891 N.E. Highway 41, on Sept. 6. There will also be free hot dogs.

For information call 528-3132.

Flag Team plans

barbecue Saturday

The Williston High School Flag Team will hold a barbecue lunch on Saturday, Sept. 6 in front of Williston City Hall.

Tickets are $8 and include barbecued chicken, potato salad, baked beans and dessert.

All proceeds go to the flag team.

Book Fair planned

at City Hall

Friends of the Williston Public Library has received more than 35 boxes of books for the First Saturday Book Fair to be held Sept. 6. These books are in addition to those that have accumulated during the summer, so this should be one of the largest book fairs "Friends" has ever had.

The event will be in the Williston City Hall Community Center as has been previously printed. Donations for the books are suggested to be: hardbacks, $1; softbacks, 50 cents; paperbacks, 25 cents; children's book and magazines, 10 cents. This will be the best time to pick up books for Christmas giving because there are quite often brand new books in the fair. In addition, book lovers like getting used books almost as much as they do a new book.

Volunteers are needed to work the event and anyone who can help is asked to call Mary McDaniell, 528-5972 or Kathleen Wheeler, 528-5415. The work for the fair starts Thursday evening, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. by transporting books from the library to the community center. Come and help; you will have fun and help the library at the same time!

Candidate plans

town meeting

Congressional candidate Tim Cunha, running for the 6th District seat, will hold Williston town meeting on Friday, Sept. 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Victorian Tea Room, 115 S.E. 1st Ave., one block south of Noble Avenue. Light refreshments will be served by the Democratic candidate, who will face Republican incumbent Cliff Stearns in November.

JBES panel

meets Tuesday

The Joyce Bullock Elementary School Advisory Committee (SAC) is looking for members.

The SAC is a team of community members, parents, teachers, school staff, and others who are interested and invested in the direction of the school. The primary focus of this team is to help create and evaluate the school improvement plan and assist the principal with the school budget. The SAC will meet for the first time Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. in the JBE Media Center. A PTO meeting will directly follow at 7. While we welcome all interested parties, we are in dire need of community stakeholders.

AARP driving

class planned

An AARP driver safety class for those 50 and older which, with certain exceptions, qualifies graduates for a discount on their automobile insurance, will be given over two days, four hours each day. Cost is $10 per person for all materials, except pen or pencil.

The course, which has no pass/fail test, will be given on Tuesday, Sept. 23, and Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 1-5 p.m. at the Rainbow Lakes Estates Clubhouse, north of Dunnellon in Marion County.

Class size is limited. For information or reservations call Dale F. Stephenson at (352) 489-1574.

South Levy

GOP to meet

The Yankeetown - Inglis Republican Club is having a post-primary candidates rally on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Lions Club on 59th Street, Yankeetown. This is the public's chance to meet and chat with the Republican candidates who will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot. Light refreshments will be served.

The following have accepted invitations: Oz Barker, for Levy County Property Appraiser; Abraham Blitch for Levy County Commission District 1; Don Curtis, for Florida House District 10; Charles Dean, for State Senate, District 3; Bob Hastings, for Levy County School Superintendent; Jerry Robinson, for County commission District 5 and Ginny Brown Waite for U.S. Congress.

For reservations call Edith McCrimmon at (352) 447-2622 or Karen Goode at (352) 447-3640. The public is invited.

Child Safety

Day Sept. 27

Children are our most precious gift and keeping them safe is everyone's job. Ornan Masonic Lodge and their law enforcement partners welcome the general public to a free Child Safety Day at Williston F&AM Masonic Lodge on Saturday, Sept 27, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The Levy County Sheriff's Office, Williston Fire and Police Department, Ocala Shriners, AARP, plus many other agencies will be on hand to provide information and demonstrations throughout the event.

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.

Safety is job one, whether it's at home, on the job or at school. Child Safety Day will provide everyone with information and insight to help everyone be safe wherever you are.