The 14th annual General Robert E. Lee birthday observance will be Monday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. in front of the Blount County Courthouse. Guest speaker will be Gary Carlyle, Commander, Alabama Sons of Confederate Veterans, and Karla Horton will sing. After the program, the group will lunch at The Busy Bee in Allgood. For more information, phone R.C. Smith at 274-2600 or Van Gunter at 991-9021.