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Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Hank Williams Festival

The 26th Annual Salute to a Legend will be held Thursday through Saturday, June 2-5 at the Hank Williams Music Park in Georgiana. Festival goers will save $10 by purchasing a special two-day ticket, which is available for $30, through May 31.

Thursday: Hank Williams Song Writing Contest begins at 6 p.m., and is free to everyone.

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Friday: Gates open at 3 p.m. Music starts at 6 p.m. Admission: $15. Saturday: Gates open at 8 a.m., with music beginning at 9 a.m. Admission: $25. The Hank Williams Festival is an outdoor event, sponsored by the Hank Williams Museum. There is no reserved seating. Bring your lawn chairs. No lounge chairs, coolers, food, drinks, or pets can be taken into the park. To order, or for additional information, call 334-376-2396, or log on to: www.hankmuseum.com.

-June 4-Family reunion

Descendants of Reuben Isaac and Arrie Collins Stinson will have a family reunion on Saturday, June 4. The event will be at the Beeland Park Community Center, room 1, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. All relatives and friends are invited and asked to bring a covered dish.

Appreciation program

An appreciation program for the Gospel Harmaires of Georgiana will be held Saturday, June 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Long Creek Baptist Church. All groups, choirs and soloists are invited to attend.

-June 5-

Benefit concert

There will be a memorial concert for Van Odom Gillem at the First United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 5th, presented by the First United Methodist Chancel Choir and Worship Team.

Soloists will include Walter Cartwright, Jonathan Chandler, Tom Payne, Debbie Poff, Sabrina Reynolds and Steve Townes.

The choir is under the direction of Tom Payne, accompanists will be Rhonda Bentley and Melody Vistart.

Please join the celebration for the life of Van Gillem.

Rigsby Reunion

Descendants of Philo D Rigsby will have a family reunion on Sunday June 5th at Industry School. Bring a covered dish. Need

more information? 334 374 8051.

-June 6-

Planning Commission

The Greenville City Planning Commission will be held on Monday, June 6, at 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

-June 8-

Community Blood Drive

There will be a blood drive at the Greenville Depot on Wednesday, June 8. call


Greenville Chamber of Commerce at 382-3251.

This is a critical time in blood supply needs due to heavy travel and elective surgeries.

Miss Alabama Scholarship Program

The Miss Alabama Scholarship Program will be held June 8-11 at Samford University in Birmingham. For information on tickets, visit www.missalabama.com or call 205-871-6276 Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 9 a.m to 2 p.m.

Plan to attend and suppor Miss Greater Greenville 2005 Kristen Clarke.

-June 11-

Family reunion

The Skipper-Gardner-Barrington Family Reunion will be held Saturday, June 11, at Beeland Park from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. A covered dish lunch will be served at noon. Family and friends are asked to bring old photographs and memorabilia.

Old Time Farm Day

Old Time Farm Day will begin at 9 a.m. on June 11, 2005 on Halso Mill Road, exactly four miles from Highway 31/County Road 45 intersection. There will be old tractors, vintage equipment, antique trucks, miniature horses, donkeys, goats & chickens, mule plowing, butter churning, milking and much, much more.

Fun and educational excitement for the whole family.

-June 12-

Family reunion

Descendants of Hattie Holiday and Jim A. Lewis will held a reunion Sunday, June 12, at Sherling Lake. A covered dish meal will be served at noon. All relative and friends are invited. For more information, call 382-5349.

-June 13-

Greenville City Council

The Greenville City Council will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 13 in the Council Chambers.

Vacation Bible School

Join Southside Baptist Church for its Serengeti Trek during Vacation Bible School June 13-17 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. VBS for Seniors will also be held. For more information, sign up in the church office or call 382-6224 for more information.

Vacation Bible School

Calvary Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 12-14.

Registration will be held on June 12, from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. or call Faye Josey at 376-2792.

The theme of this year's VBS is "Rambling Road Trip: Which way do I go?"

-July 2-

Celebrate America

Celebrate America will be held at Tiger Stadium on July 2. There will lots of food and fun for people of all ages.

To learn more or how you can help sponsor this event, call


Greenville Chamber of Commerce at 382-3251.

-Ongoing Announcements-

Concerts to continue in park

Due to popular demand, Main Street’s Concerts in the Park series will continue through June on Thursday nights at 6 p.m. in Confederate Park, weather permitting. Food concessions will be available at each event. For more information, contact Nancy Idland at 382-3041.

Summer Reading Program

The Greenville-Butler County Public Library is once again hosting a summer reading program for children ages 3-4th grade.

One-hour sessions built around a circus theme will be held each Wednesday and Thursday beginning June 15 and 16 and running for six weeks. Reading incentives, storytelling, music, crafts and refreshments are all part of the program. for more information and specific

age group meeting times, contact the library at 382-3216.

Recovery program

The sign-up period for assistance through the Alabama Forest Land Recovery Program has been set to run in May. The Butler County Soil and Water Conservation District will be accepting applications. Following Hurricane Ivan, over the next three years, direct, professional forestry advice and financial cost-share assistance will be available. Funds may be used for debris removal, replanting and other related purposes. For more information, and program details, call Alyson Ledbetter at 382-8538, ext. 3 or come by the office on the Greenville Bypass.

Advanced tickets available

An Evening with Michael Combs, best known for the song "I'm Drinking From My Saucer" to benefit the Fire Fighters Association, will be held at the Greenville High School Auditorium on Saturday, October 1. Advance tickets are available for $12.

Contact any fireman for more information.

Prayer breakfast

A Christian men's prayer and networking breakfast will meet every Wednesday at 7 a.m. at Just Julie's Cafe on Highway 10. For more information contact Doyle Sasser at 391-0351 or John Gentry at 346-2616.

Butler County Aglow Lighthouse of Aglow International Women’s Ministry, has recently re-established as an Aglow Neighborhood Lighthouse.

These Christian, non-denominational prayer and intercessory meetings have been changed to a new place, day and time.

For further info, please call 334.374.8163 (leave message if no answer) or email at 6strings4jesus@earthlink.net.

You may also visit our website at www.aglow.org.

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