ROYAL COMMUNITY PARK will have a yard sale Friday, June 26, and Saturday, June 27, beginning at 8 a.m., rain or shine. All proceeds will benefit the park, which is located on Timmerman Road in Blountsville.

ANNUAL PINE MOUNTAIN BBQ AND BLUEGRASS will be Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., at Pine Mountain Community Center. Roast chicken and Boston butt BBQ plates ($10) and BBQ sandwiches with drink ($5) will be served beginning at 11 a.m. Phone Charley Head at 205-516-7656 for information.

LADY LAKERS of Highland Lake are selling whole Boston butts for $30 each. Pickup date is Satuday, June 27, from 10 a.m. until noon, at the Anchor. Meat may be picked up Friday, June 26, with advance notice.Phone Cheryl at 205-274-8509 or 205-515- 0432 to order.

FIREWORKS IN THE PARK sponsored by Locust Fork Baptist Church will be Sunday, June 28, at 9 p.m., at Locust Fork Community Park.No inpark festivities will take place.Please park safely outside the park, maintain social distance, and enjoy the firework show.

BLOUNTSVILLE HISTORICAL PARK presents Sounds of Liberty, Saturday, July 4, at 12:15 p.m. Judge John Dobson will be guest speaker with special music and ringing the Liberty Bell at 1 p.m. South Bound will perform on the pavilion stage from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Please wear a mask. Social-distanced seating will be available for families and singles. Free tours of the cabins are available during regular hours. The park is available for weddings, reunions, and meetings and is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Phone 205- 429-2468 or 205-410-4404 for reservations.

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER is looking for a volunteer bookkeeper to work 10 to 12 hours per month for the small, non-profit organization. Email or phone 205-429-3719 for more information.

SPAY AND NEUTER ASSISTANCE The Carl Coleman Spay/Neuter Trust Fund, held and invested by the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, is specifically designated for pet owners in Blount County to receive reduced price spay and neuter services. Call Blount County Animal Adoption Center Tuesday through Friday at 205-625-6026 for approval or with questions. Approved participants will pay a $20 copay to Animal Hospital P.C. in Oneonta on the day of surgery.

ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY BLOOD DRIVE will be Wednesday, July 1, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the south parking lot of North Broad Street Church of Christ in Albertville. All blood types are needed.

ONEONTA HOMESCHOOL DAY will be Saturday, July 11, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at The Little Brick Church. Local homeschoolers will display curriculum and have discussions about homeschooling. The event is come-and-go and there is no charge.

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER is accepting entries for the 2020 Art & Photo Contest through July 31. Submit photos, paintings, drawings, etc. to show Blount County is “Awesome by Nature.” There are 12 categories sponsored by different businesses. Winners earn cash prizes from $25 to $200. Details and entry instructions are available at

BLOUNT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB will not hold regular monthly meetings until further notice. Meetings are normally held the second Thursday of each month, at 6:30 p.m., at the Frank Green Building.

BLOUNT COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will not hold regular meetings until further notice. Phone chairman Larry Armstrong at 205-590-1467 for additional information.

BOY SCOUTS CAMP CARDS The Greater Alabama Council of Boy Scouts of America are selling Camp Cards to help support local heroes on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. Discount cards may be purchased for local fire and police departments, EMS/paramedics, doctors, nurses, and others leading the response to COVID-19. Scouts will coordinate and deliver the cards. Cards, which contain more than $70 in coupons and discounts, may be purchased online for $10. Proceeds support programming and direct services to local Scout units. Visit to purchase or for more information.

MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART Chapter 2213 meets the first Tuesday of each month at R&R BBQ, Hwy 411, Odenville. Meeting and meal at 6 p.m. All Purple Heart recipients and spouses are welcome to attend or join. Contact Chap. Cmdr. Lonnie Wadsworth at 205-844- 1017.

NEWS BRIEFS Phone 205-625-3231 or email Deadline is Friday, noon, to publish the following Wednesday.