Community Calendar

November 22
New Home Baptist Church will be hosting an Old Fashioned Day, starting at 8 a.m., located at 1516 SW Mosley Hall Rd. The event will last all day and will include cane grinding, syrup making, hog killing, butter making and horseback rides. There will be plenty of food served and everything is free. Everybody is invited to come out an take part in some good old-fashioned fun.
November 22
Tellabration, a world wide storytelling event, is coming to Madison and will be at O’Toole’s Herb Farm, located at 305 NE Artemesia Trail in Madison. There will be noted storytellers as well as a few locals. Stories start at 2 p.m. Donations are $5 at the “door,” with children 12 and under free, with a parent. Bring a cushion!
November 22
Cherry Lake Fire and Rescue are having their Thanksgiving Boston Butt sale. Pick up at the Cherry Lake Fire Station will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The price is $30 for a smoked Boston Butt. Cherry Lake Fire and Rescue will only cook to order this year, so please call ahead with your order at (850) 929-2354. Please leave your name, contact phone number and number of smoked butts desired, or you can give your order to your favorite Cherry Lake Fire Rescue person. You can also place
an email order at
November 24
The Sunshine Ladies Club will meet at Chrystal River Seafood Restaurant, in Valdosta, Ga., at 11 a.m. All ladies are invited to join them for good food, fun and fellowship.
Now Until December 22
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to collect toys for the children in Madison County. They are collecting until Dec. 22. Toys can be dropped off at Madison County Community Bank, Wendy’s Flower Shop, Madison Police Department or the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.
December 1
Big Bend Hospice will be holding their Services of Remembrance for the community to reflect on the lives of loved ones who have died. The theme for this year’s service is, When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left. Refreshments will be served after the service with grief packets available for children. The service is open to anyone who has experienced loss. The service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 348 SW Rutledge St., at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Pam Mezzina at (850) 878-5310 or
December 18
Lee is hosting a Holiday Lights Contest on Dec. 18. Those who are on water utility billing are automatically entered. People can vote for their favorite house prior to Dec. 18 at Lee Town Hall. Winners will be announced on Dec. 19. First place will win $50, second place will win $30 and third place will win $20.
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