NEWS BRIEFS



COVERED BRIDGE FESTIVAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST The annual pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church. The $5 per person plate includes pancakes, sausage, and drink. Entertainment will be provided by Neely Arts Center music students. Proceeds benefit the Blount County Children’s Center to help prevent child abuse. BLOUNT COUNTY QUILTERS GUILD will have the annual quilt show Friday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Palisades Park. A drawing for an Alabama or Auburn quilt will be held Saturday at the end of the show. Admission is $5. Quilts will be accepted for the show at the Quilters Cottage on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m until 2 p.m. For more information, phone 994-4749 or 529-9501 or visit www.blountcountyquiltersguild.com. SUSAN MOORE SOFTBALL TURKEY SHOOTS will be held Saturdays Nov. 1, 8, 15, and 22, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Snead softball fields. Phone 256-202-0414 for more information. Proceeds benefit the high school and rec league softball teams. FREE LEGAL CLINIC The Blount County Bar Association will host a free legal clinic on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Blount County Courthouse in courtroom 2. Local attorneys donate their time to help those who cannot afford legal advice. To schedule an appointment, phone 800- 819-7685 or 328-3540 and identify yourself as a resident of Blount County who wishes to participate. ONEONTA SENIOR CENTER will have a Fall Festival and Awards Day on Oct. 31 and honor the Oneonta fire and police departments for their service.

The center will also have an AT&T representative conduct a class on accessing and navigating the Internet and the use of laptops and iPads on Friday, Nov. 7. Phone the center at 930-1030 for more information and times. BLOUNT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Members are invited to tour James Blakey’s private museum and view vintage gasoline and oil collectibles, country store items, toys, farm tools, and more on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. Phone the museum at 625-6905 for more information and directions. ONEONTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL will host a Scholastic Book Fair Oct. 31 and Nov. 3-7 in the media center from 8 a.m until 3 p.m. Family night is Nov. 6 from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Phone Denise Turner at 625- 5098 or visit bookfairs. scholastic.com/homepage/ oneonta for more information. BLOUNT COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will meet tomorrow, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Frank Green Building.