NEWS BRIEFS



BLOUNTSVILLE HARVEST FESTIVAL DINNER will be tomorrow, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Blountsville United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Southern Heritage Bluegrass Band will perform and Community Service Award recipients Jane Wright and Dicey Childers will be awarded. Tickets are $10 each and proceeds will benefit Lodge 145 F&AM. To purchase tickets, contact Dennis Beavers at 983- 2863 or Robert Grissom at 288-1412.

HIGHLAND LAKE 5K RUN will be Saturday, Oct. 10, at 8 a.m. with registration beginning at 7 a.m. The fee is $25 if pre-registered, $30 day of race. Walkers welcome. Immediately following the awards presentation, the town will sponsor a Wag Walk and Dog Costume Contest, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The entry fee is $15. Prizes awarded for funniest costume, most creative costume, and best in show. To register for either event, phone the town hall at 625-6407 or visit www.townofhighlandlake.com.

ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION The second annual OBA Awards Dinner will be tomorrow, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Oneonta First Baptist Church fellowship hall. Tickets are $25 and include a meal, entertainment, and door prizes.Tickets can be purchased at Downtown Antiques 2 Junk or at the OBA website.

ST. CLAIR HISTORICAL SOCIETY will have the 41st annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Crafts from the past will be demonstrated, there will be food available, and music. Take U.S. 231 South from Ashville and follow the signs to 4187 Greensport Road. Phone 699-3760 with questions.

PILOT CLUB OF CULLMAN RUMMAGE SALE The indoor yard sale will be Friday, Oct. 23, from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 24, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Cullman County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. All proceeds will benefit local service organizations and projects.

THE BLOUNT COUNTY QUILTERS GUILD QUILT SHOW will be Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Palisades Park. Admission is $5 and vendors will be on site. Quilters are invited to enter quilts for the show at the Quilters Cottage at Palisades Park on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Enter the drawing to win a quilt to be given away. Phone 429- 1127 or 256-352-7923 or visit blountcountyquiltersguild.com for more information.

BLOUNTSVILLE FIRE AND RESCUE LADIES AUXILIARY will have a fundraising barbecue Saturday, Oct. 24, with pickup between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. The tickets are $10 for a barbecue plate and two sides and $25 for 2.5 lbs. of barbecue meat with sauce. Purchase tickets from any Ladies Auxiliary or fire department member.

SUMMIT VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE will host the Halloween Fest on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 6 p.m. There will be free chili, hotdogs, candy, games, and a bonfire.

OPERATION GRATEFUL HEART VETERANS DINNER will be Saturday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Oneonta Worship Center. Veterans may pick up free tickets at the Blount County Memorial Museum, Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

BLOUNTSVILLE HISTORICAL PARK Learn to make your own loom and weave a scarf at the class taught by Crystal Kitchens scheduled for Nov. 7. Class space is limited. Carolyn Vest will teach how to make Christmas door decorations on Dec. 5. Another pottery class will be scheduled. Phone 429-2468 for more information and reservations.

FRANKS FAMILY REUNION The family of the late Will Franks and Callie Sims Franks will have a reunion Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. until ? at Howelton United Methodist Church on Hwy 179, across from Mountain Top Flea Market (look for signs). Bring a few covered dishes to share. Phone Lisa Franks at 256-505-1675 or Donna Franks Ashley at 265-242-0810 for more information.

LOCUST FORK CLASS OF 1982 will have a reunion Saturday, Oct. 17, at The Shack Restaurant in Trussville beginning at 4 p.m. Visit the Facebook page at Locust Fork High School – Class of ‘82, email lfclassof82@gmail.com, or text 283-5195 for more information or to RSVP. Anyone who was a part of the class from kindergarten through twelfth grade is invited.

ONEONTA CLASSES OF 1954-55 will have a reunion on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m. at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church fellowship hall. The 1954 class was the first to graduate from Oneonta High School. Phone Sonny Tolbert at 358- 3781 with questions.

HYATT FAMILY REUNION will be Sunday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Arab Community Center, off Shoal Creek Trail NE, near the city park. Bring food and drinks for your family and to share. Phone Shirell Hyatt at 256-734-1157 or Nancy Smalley at 256-586-4979 for more information.

BROOKSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT FISH FRY will be Saturday, Oct. 17, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the fire department. The $11 plate includes fish, shrimp, or chicken with dessert and all the fixings. Proceeds benefit the Brooksville Fire Department.

BLOUNTSVILLE LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST will be Saturday, Oct. 17, from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Pennington High School lunchroom. The $6 all-you-can-eat breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and drink. Proceeds benefit local club projects.

PENNINGTON ALUMNI DINNER The 15th annual event will be Saturday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. in the Blountsville Elementary lunchroom. The $100 ticket includes steak or chicken dinner for two and a chance to win $5,000. Tickets are available from any alumni board member or in the high school office. Wilda Kretzschmar and Danny Dorning are this year’s honorees.