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The Blount Countian, May 16, 1990

Oneonta prepares for 100th birthday

“Oneonta, a Century of Progress” reads the logo on t-shirts being sold to kick off the 100th birthday celebration for the city. A cannon boom will mark the beginning of festivities. A tent will be pitched between Dogwood Inn and Joan’s Kitchen. In case of rain, all festivities will take place there. Otherwise, free birthday cake and homemade ice cream will be served at the shoppers park on First Avenue. Downtown revitalization is expected to be finished by that time, allowing for a walking tour of the city.

Tutoring by telephone, a service provided adults enrolled in a “Study at Home” GED course on Alabama Public Television, will expand statewide next month. Adults anywhere in Alabama will be able to reach a volunteer tutor at the UAB Honors Program by calling the 800 number.

The Landmark restaurant offered Thursday night all-you-can-eat dinner for $7.95 per person.

Pine Mountain Extension Homemakers Club members learned that a countywide Tupperware sale will be held as a fundraiser for county clubs.

Barbara Self’s Cooking Corner offered this tip: Splash apple juice instead of water into your favorite pie crust dough to add an interesting flavor.

Mayor Danny Hicks and Oneonta council approved a request that First Avenue between First and A streets be closed for a Children’s Center fundraising rummage sale. Last year the event raised $600. Owners of the warehouse located on Third Street have given the city permission to raze the structure. Removal of the warehouse is necessary in order for the city to install pipe and cover the ditch, long an eyesore in town. The work, as a continuation of downtown revitalization, will also provide extra parking.