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Every Thursday, the Madison Public Library will be holding their Preschool Story Time from 10:30 a.m. through 11:30 a.m. Movies, crafts and games are sure to entertain and delight! The library is located at 387 College Loop, in Madison.
A fish fry at on the Madison County Courthouse lawn will be held on Friday, Oct. 28 by the Madison County anti-bullying group, STOP (Stop Tormenting Our Peers) as the group continues to raise funds in order to bring their group into the community and schools. The fish fry will start at 11 a.m. and will continue until 4 p.m. or the food is gone.
October 28 - 30
Come and be revived at Mt. Olive Baptist Church! On Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29, the church will be holding their revival at 7 p.m. The revival will continue on until Sunday, Oct. 30, where the services will take place at 11 a.m., with a lunch to follow. There will be various speakers throughout the three days. For questions, call LaTrelle Ragans at (850) 519-1613.
Show your support for the women in the community by participating in a fundraising 5k walk/run, on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 8 a.m., at the Madison County High School. Registration for the event will be $25. Those interested in registering online can do so by contacting the Junior Auxiliary at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms are also available at the Madison Dental Associates, located at 189 SW Old US 90, in Madison; and Busy Bee, located at the crossroads of Base St. and Duval St. You can also register the day-of the event at the high school. All proceeds from the event will go towards funding local breast cancer screenings. On Oct. 29, registration will start at 7 a.m., and the run will start at 8 a.m. Awards will be given for each age category.
Madison County Florida Storytelling presents their first ever Stories, Soup and Skeet event on Saturday, Oct. 29. Head on out to the Davis Place, located at 5757 NE Rocky Ford Rd. to participate in skeet shooting (9 a.m. -11 a.m. $10 a person), a soup lunch (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. $5 a person), an open mic storytelling session and a pumpkin coloring contest that is open for children ages 12 and younger. Free candy will be provided.
On Halloween night, Monday, Oct. 31, James Madison Preparatory High School (JMPHS) will have an assortment of spooky and delightful events, including a haunted maze ($3 per person), hayride ($2 per person) and face painting ($1 per person). There will also be popcorn, cotton candy and various drinks for purchase throughout the evening. The funds gathered from the event will help support the JMPHS seniors during their senior trip.
Bring your children to Downtown Madison to trick-or-treat throughout the businesses lining the street! Starting at 6 p.m., the event will continue until either the children or candy are gone. Businesses, individuals, civic groups or churches interested in participating can apply by calling the Madison Police Department at (850) 973-5077. There is no entry fee and registration is open right up to the start of the Downtown Halloween event.
The Madison County Republican Club will be holding their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the Meeting Place beside Cucinella's Pizzeria. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. with an ordering of lunch, and will officially start at 12 p.m. The meetings include guest speakers of notable interest. All are invited to attend.
The Pinetta Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Fall Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. at the Pinetta Community Center. Over 15 families will participate with hundreds of bargains. PVFD will serve Sausage Biscuits for breakfast and Chili Bowls with Hotdogs for lunch! For more information contact (850) 251-0999.
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will present their Mr. Esquire pageant on Saturday, Nov. 5. The pageant will focus on boys in grades third through eighth. The pageant will provide the young men with an opportunity to experience cultural, academics and social activities that will promote positive behavior in school and in the community. Those interested in entering a young man may do so by contacting the chairpersons: Markisha Cheeks at (850) 933-6937, Annie Barfield at (850) 973-7723, Deloris jones at (850) 973-2823 or local president Peggy Williams at (850) 948-7451.
On Monday, Nov. 7, the VFW will be holding a patriotic program at the Greenville Elementary School. The program will start at 2 p.m., and all veterans are cordially asked to attend. It is also requested that attending veterans wear either a hat or be in uniform. For questions, contact Ulysses Roberson at (850) 948-8521.