The 26th Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival takes place Saturday, Oct. 4 in Williston's Heritage Park.
The festival features a variety of foods and assorted types of peanuts and peanut products, including our famous (while they last) grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches Rides, music, crafts, and antique tractors, car clubs and motorcycles will also be here for your enjoyment. The festival also has a Little Peanut King & Queen and a Baby Peanut Contest.
On Saturday, Sept. 20 Williston Police responded to the La Esperanza store located at 114 N.E. 6 Ave. in Williston in reference to an armed robbery.
As the proprietor was preparing to close for the day, three armed males wearing masks entered the store and demanded money. The proprietor complied and the culprits fled with an undetermined amount of cash.
The men fled the area in what is described as a full size sports utility vehicle. The SUV was white with both front fenders painted black primer.
The Lady Red Devils were able to get their first victory of the season last Wednesday, as they defeated North Marion High School in a thrilling comeback at home. Williston had trailed two games to one but were able to rally back and win 3 - 2.
Sept. 11, 2001–a day that changed our country forever–is remembered annually by the Williston Fire Department with signs erected on the lawn. The Williston Pioneer remembers this day and salutes the men and women who lost their lives during that time. God bless America!