NEWS BRIEFS



TREATS ON THE STREET will be Saturday, Oct. 31, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in downtown Oneonta. The streets will be blocked off and merchants will hand out candy to trick-ortreaters.

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

LOCUST FORK MASONIC LODGE will sponsor a turkey shoot on Saturdays Oct. 31, Nov. 7, and Nov. 14, beginning at 10 a.m. just off County Road 15 at the end of Spunky Hollow Road. Factory chokes only. Phone 493- 2270 for more information.

BLOUNT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE will meet Saturday, Oct. 31, at 9:30 a.m. in the Oneonta Public Library conference room. The public is invited.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR will be held at Oneonta Elementary School Monday, Nov. 2, through Thursday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., and Friday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. until noon, at the school media center. Family night is Thursday, Nov. 5, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. For more information, contact library media specialist Denise Turner at 625-5098. Visit bookfairs.scholastic.com/ho mepage/oes2 to order books online to be shipped free to the school.

UNITED WAY AND CHARLIE B’S RESTAURANT All day Wednesday, Nov. 4, 15 percent of all meals will be donated to the United Way.

BLOUNT COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE will offer a program on collecting and properly storing seeds and have a seed swap tomorrow, Oct. 29, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Frank Green Building auditorium. Bring seeds and join others for this fun, educational program.

LAKEVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH will have a youth fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 3:30 p.m. until ? There will be games, prizes, hayrides, candy, and more. Take County Road 29 and turn right at the second entrance to Highland Lake, and follow the signs. Phone 559-3970 for more information.

PHILADELPHIA BAPTIST CHURCH invites children 3 years through sixth grade to AWANA every Wednesday night from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. The program will continue through April.

LAKEVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival services Monday, Nov. 2, through Friday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. each evening. Take County Road 29 and turn right at the second Highland Lake entrance and follow the signs.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT PALISADES PARK Interested in decorating a spot for the 15th annual event? Groups may register at the park Monday through Friday through Nov. 9. Decorating will begin in November. There is no cost to register and prizes will be awarded. Phone 274-0017 with questions.

ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION The OBA is sponsoring the third annual Holiday Decorating Contest this Christmas season. Entries must register by Nov. 20 and be decorated by Dec. 1 for judging. There will be prizes for first, second, third, people’s choice, and three honorable mentions. Winners will be announced Dec. 17. Entry forms are available at Miller’s Soda Shoppe or Downtown Antiques 2 Junk on First Avenue.

Christmas Open House will be Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in downtown

Oneonta. Santa will be available for photos and participating merchants will give away door prizes. Visit www.oneontabusinesassociation.com for entry forms, to purchase tickets, and information on other upcoming events.

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.

BLOUNT COUNTY MEMORIAL MUSEUM Horton Mill and Easley Covered Bridge Christmas ornaments are available for $15 each. Blount County school mascot car magnets are available for $3 each or two for $5.

The Warrior Rivers Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is collecting items for the Veterans home in Pell City. Suggested items are body wash, lotions, board games, no-skid socks, puzzles, and snack items. Bring items to the museum by Thursday, Oct. 29. Phone the museum or Lillian ‘Rosa’ Dykes at 625-5848 for more information.

Free genealogy classes will be offered on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Phone curator Amy Rhudy for more information on any activities or items for sale. Museum hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., phone 625-6905. ‘FIX YOUR MAMA’ is a spay program with Crossing Paths Animal Rescue for Blount County residents who need financial assistance to spay female dogs or cats. There are a limited number of free appointments including rabies vaccinations for female dogs and cats and male pit bulls. If you do have the ability to pay, the fees are $40 for cats, $55 for dogs, and rabies vaccinations an additional $16. Phone 559-7007 for more information or to make an appointment. ALACARE HOME HEALTH is offering a workshop for adults titled ‘Grief and Holidays’ on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m., which will include conversations and ideas on how to manage during the holiday season.

Breakfast Club is for adults experiencing the loss of a loved one and meets the second Friday of each month from 9 a.m until 10 a.m. Both groups meet at 1409 2nd Avenue East (across from Sonic). Phone 274-9188 to register or for more information.

OPERATION GRATEFUL HEART VETERANS DINNER will be Friday, 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.

PHILLIPS-GREEN FAMILY REUNION will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Dalton Moss Lodge at Palisades Park. Bring one dish and memories to share. Paper goods will be provided.

AMERICAN LEGION POST #72 is selling two pounds of pulled pork and sauce for $25 to be picked up Nov. 7. Tickets are available at the Blount County Memorial Museum during the hours of 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Money raised benefits Blount County veterans.

VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON is sponsored by Oneonta First Baptist Church and will be held Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the fellowship hall at noon. Guest speaker will be Col. B. Travis Keith, U.S. Army, retired. Tickets can be picked up for the free event at the church office, or phone 625-3191 to reserve a seat.

BLOUNT COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER Hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon until 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., phone number 625-6026.