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By The Staff

Wooden Rose Sale at Bronson church

The Bronson Church of God Youth Group will hold a wooden rose sale Feb. 9 at Crayola Moments in Williston from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Feb. 10 and 13 at the church before and after services. All proceeds will help the youth go to Camp Wimauma this summer. Prices for roses are one for $1 and 12 roses for $10.

There will also be the Soup Bowl Sunday, Feb. 17, after the service. All proceeds will go to the YWEA World Mission. Cost is $2.50 a bowl or $1 a cup.

AARP to meet

Arthritis will be the subject of the Williston Area AARP Chapter program this month and the public is invited.

The speaker will be Susan Hicks of Nature Coast Rehab.

The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11 at the Ornan Masonic Lodge, 250 N.E. Sixth Blvd., Williston.

For information call 528-3323.

Free health seminar

The Fellowship Ministry of Holy Family Catholic Church is holding a free health seminar on cancer and auto-immune disease on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall of the Church on Alt. U.S. 27 between Williston and Bronson. The seminar will incorporate alternative means in the evaluation, prevention and care. Refreshments will be available.

For information call 528-0084, 486-4303 or 528-2893.

Fund-raising event at Williston Rehab

A bake sale and cake walk fund-raising event will be held Feb. 13 from 2-6 p.m. at Williston Rehab and Nursing Center, 300 N.W. First Ave., behind Hardee's. Pick up homemade sweets for your sweetheart.

Proceeds will be used for a beautification project for the center..

School health panel to meet on Feb. 13

The next School Health Advisory Council meeting will be held on Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. at the School Board of Levy County Office in the board meeting room.

The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss and review Human Growth and Development Curriculum. A guest from Citrus County will share a curriculum that they currently use for high school students.

Other items for discussion will include the School Health Advisory Index and the annual Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey.

If anyone is interested in attending or has any questions please contact Angie Phillip, SHAC chair, at 486-5261 or Carol Jones at 486-5231.

Relay for Life Valentine dinner

The Relay for Life team at the First United Methodist Church will host a Valentine Dinner on Feb. 14.

This local night out for you and your Valentine provides a complete Prime Rib (dessert and beverage included) dinner and shows your support for a worthy cause. Tickets are $20 per person. Call the church office 528-3636 to make your holiday reservations.

On site child-care is available too for $5 per child and includes their dinner. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the FUMC Fellowship Hall (213 W. Noble Ave, Williston). Come enjoy an evening with your "Sweetie" that will include fine dining, music and fellowship.

The Relay for Life team will be your servers so you may want to bring some extra tip money.

All proceeds will be given to the American Cancer Society to be used for programs to assist cancer patients and for research in the North Central Florida area.

Business Council board to meet

The Nature Coast Business Development Council board of directors meeting will be Friday, Feb. 15 at 8:30 a.m. at the Levy County Road Department conference room, 660 N. Hathaway Ave. (Alt. U.S. 27) in Bronson. The meeting is open to the public.

Archer church holds Valentine's musical

A musical homecoming for Valentine's will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the First United Archer Methodist Church. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and includes fried chicken, rice, gravy, corn, green beans, dessert and beverage.

Entertainment will follow with musical talents from across the years of the church.

Donation is $5 for adults, less for children. For information or directions call (352) 262-1679.

Class reunion

The Senior Class of 1993 at Williston High School will be holding a 15-year reunion in April. The date for the event has been tentatively set for April 19. Plans include a "family day" at Manatee Springs State Park during the day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, the class plans to have a dinner and dance at the Williston Golf and Country Club that evening from 6 p.m. to midnight.

As mentioned, the date is tentative as is the location and events. The group needs help in locating numerous class members. If you are a member of the class, or know how to contact someone who is, please contact Jason Cason at 352-256-3711 or by emailing him at jscason@perkinsstatebank.com. You may also contact Mitch Albritton at 352-231-2395 or Larry Penny at 904-483-7659.

Cantata rehearsals

Rehearsals for the Williston Community Easter Cantata are being held on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 213 W. Noble Ave., Williston. Churches involved so far are Holy Family Catholic, First Presbyterian and First United Methodist, but there's always room for more. The cantata is March 15 and 16.

School drive

Williston Elementary School and the PTO are co-sponsoring a "change drive" until Feb. 29.

The money will go toward the purchase of a new riding lawnmower for the school. The current one is 14 years old and is on its last "tire." As this is not a budgeted item for the school it is in need of donations for this project.

If you have (or know) a student at the school you can send your extra change in with them. The classroom with the heaviest jar of change in each grade level will win a special treat.

If you do not have a student at the school but would like to help with this project, please send your donation to the school at 801 S. Main St., Williston 32696.