Calendar of Events

Published 4:36 am Monday, May 12, 2008

By Staff
Commission to hold meeting tomorrow
The Escambia County Commission will conduct a regular session on May 12 at 9 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers, Room 201, at the Escambia County Courthouse, Brewton.
ACH holds hospital week celebration
Nurses' Week occurred last week at Atmore Community Hospital. Events took place throughout the week mainly during the mealtime hour. This week is hospital week. More celebrations will be held this week as well.
The nurses’ celebration coincides with Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12. Nightingale is often recognized as the founder of modern nursing. Hospital week celebrations take place the week of May 12. This recognition was initiated in 1921 to help the public better understand how hospitals function and how they impact American society.
New Pleasant Hill church hosts revival
New Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting a spring revival May 12-16 at 7 p.m. nightly.
Evangelist for the week will be the Rev. A.T. Days, retired pastor of Gaines AME.
Retired teachers, BOE hold reception
The Escambia County Board of Education and the Escambia County Teacher’s Association will hold a reception for educators and support personnel retiring as of the closing dates of their work sessions for the year. The reception will be held at the Flomaton High School Library at 4 p.m. on May 14. School personnel, family and friends are welcome attend.
Frontier to hold Relay fundraiser
A fundraiser golf tournament for Relay For Life hosted by Frontier is scheduled for May 16 at the Atmore Country Club.
Frontier is hoping for the support of area businesses by sponsoring a team or a hole for the event.
Tournament rates are $75 per person ($300 per four-person team) and hole sponsorship is $50. Donations for door prizes are also requested.
If interested, make your tax-deductible check payable to American Cancer Society and mail to Sue Dortch at 201 S. Pensacola Ave., Atmore, AL 36502.
For more information, call Sue Dortch at 368-9654 or Jody Dortch at 251-234-7819.
Hastings family to hold reunion May 17
A Hastings family reunion will be held May 17 at the George Pervy Thames Senior Citizen’s Building located in Robertsdale.
The reunion will start at 9 a.m. and will last until. It is asked of each family to bring covered dishes of food and non-alcoholic beverages.
For more information call Macks Hastings (home) 251-947-5499 or (cell) 251-979-7543, Herbert Hastings at 251-945-5592 or Hilda Hastings Benson 251-988-1696.
Pastor America to be honored by church
Second Chance Faith Miracle Holiness Church will hold its seventh year anniversary for the pastor and overseer Mary America. The event will be held May 12-16 7:30 p.m. nightly and will climax May 18 at 3 p.m.
ECHS class of ‘98 to host reunion
Escambia County High School Class of 1998 will hold a reunion meeting at Weatherford’s Steak House (formally known as Best Western Restaurant) on June 1 at 5 p.m. There will be a charge of $40 per person and this will include dinner and building fee, deadline will be May 19th. All interested parties contact class president at 251-253-5858 or class member, Theresa Smith at 704-524-3295.
Historical Society to meet May 19
The next meeting of the Atmore Historical Society is May 19 at 6 p.m. in the Peavy-Webb Building in Heritage Park. President Byard Swift invites everyone to attend. Program to be announced.
Poll workshops to be held on June 3
The upcoming Primary Election will be held on June 3rd. Poll workers, appointed by the Judge of Probate, are required by law to attend Poll Worker workshops. These workshops are scheduled for May 20 and will be conducted by Howell Hawthorne, Custodian of Elections. The times and locations are listed below.
Full Gospel church to host singing
Full Gospel Community Church in Dixonville on Hwy. 87, right past the lottery store on Ganey Ford Road, will have their first fourth Friday of the month singing on May 23.
For more information contact Wanda Day at 251-867-2847.
Bay Springs to hold singing on May 24
Bay Springs Full Gospel Church will host their fourth Saturday night singing on May 24th at 6 p.m. featuring Muscogee Boys. Local talent is welcome.
Daniel family to meet May 24
The annual family reunion of the descendants of Thomas Jefferson Daniel and Christiana Stabler Daniel will be held May 24 at Claude D. Kelley State Park. All family members are reminded to bring an expensive item for a door prize to be given away. A pot luck luncheon will be served at noon. We look forward to seeing you there!
Greater Mt. Triumph to hold VBS in May
Greater Mt. Triumph Missionary Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. May 26-30.
The theme this year will be “Adventures in Faith.”
FBC Bratt to host softball tournament
The First Baptist Church of Bratt will be holding a Co-ed Softball Tournament at Bradberry Ballpark in Walnut Hill on May 31. $200 entry fee per team. Three women minimum on the field at all times. Proceeds will go to the youth group's summer camp expenses.
For more information, contact Brad Gibbs at 251-294-0187 or Derek Angeles at 850 418-5004.
Brooks Memorial to host VBS in June
Brooks Memorial Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School from June 2-6 beginning at 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. ages 4 yrs. through 6th grade. The theme will be “Outrigger Island.”
The Vacation Bible School Kickoff Parade will be May 24 at 10 a.m. 904 E. McRae Street.
Art, antique festival slated for June 7
Come to the country for the First Annual Southwest Alabama Antique and Art Fair in Uriah, June 7 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Rain date will be June 14th. Artists from all over Southwest Alabama and Northwest Florida will be there. Original Fine Art, Original Folk Art, Original Pottery, Hand Crafted Quilts and Antiques. There will be BBQ plates and sandwiches, a bake sale, auction, classic cars and music. Proceeds will be used to build a memorial for men from South Monroe County who gave their lives in WWII.
For more information call 251-377-4667 or email
Class of ‘58 to hold reunion July 5
Escambia County Training School Class of 1958 will host a reunion on July 5 at Weatherford’s Steak House (formally known as Best Western Restaurant) There will be a fee of $55 per person or $100 per couple. Deadline to pay is June 1. All interested parties call 251-368-2660 or 251-368-3501.
Wawbeek VFD monthly yard sale
Wawbeek Volunteer Fire Department’s monthly yard sale will be held the first Saturday of each month 8 a.m. until. Money goes to purchase Jaws of Life. Reasonable donations accepted.
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