Community Calendar

If you would like to have anything added to the community calendar, please email Ashley Hunter at or give us a call at (850) 973-4141.

Every Tuesday

Lake Park of Madison has been offering free breakfast on Tuesdays for the past six weeks to honor the community's local service workers. Each Tuesday, it alternates between the Madison County Sheriff's Office, Madison Police Department and Madison Fire Rescue. Service workers can come in and enjoy a full hot breakfast. Lake Park of Madison will continue this service on Tuesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

August 24

The Madison Board of County Commissioners will meet for their second monthly meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. in the commissioners' meeting room, within the Courthouse Annex, located at 229 SW Pinckney St., in Madison.

August 25

Madison County Community Bank will be honoring Marcia Webb as she is retiring after 17 years with the bank. The event will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25, from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the second floor board room at Madison County Community Bank, located at 301 E. Base St., in Madison.

August 27

Cherry Lake Fire Rescue is having a fish fry dinner and political rally fundraiser at their station on Saturday, Aug. 27. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m., with the political rally following. Plates will be $8 each. To reserve your plate, call Cherry Lake Fire Rescue at (850) 929-2354 with your name, phone number and number of plates desired or email The deadline to reserve a meal is Friday, August 26.

August 28

New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church will be celebrating their 72nd anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 28. At 11 a.m., Pastor Reginald Bennett and the Holy Ghost Revival Center of Lloyd, Fl. will be in charge of the service. At 3 p.m., Elder George William and Genesis Missionary Baptist Church will be in charge of the service. Everyone is invited to attend. New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church is located at 339 SW Osgood Ave.

August 31

Nestle Waters Deer Park, in Madison, will be hosting a behind-the-scenes look at how the bottling plant provides quality water products to Florida with the help of their local community. At the open house, the kid-friendly and educational WaterVentures truck will be out for the event and attendees can take a tour of the plant's LEED facility as they learn how Nestle Waters works with the state of Florida to protect Madison Blue Springs. The event will be held on Friday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. Through 3 p.m. at 690 NE Hawthorne Ave., in Lee. Those interested in attending should RSVP by Wednesday, Aug. 31 by emailing

September 3

The American Red Cross and Madison Fire Rescue will be going door-to-door and distributing free smoke alarms and installations for smoke alarms on Sept. 3 to all willing residents in the southeastern areas of Madison, such as the County Camp/Farm Rd. and the Clover Farm neighborhood.  All residents of those areas and other parts of the city and county who are interested in getting a smoke alarm can do so by getting in touch with MFR Fire Chief Bruce Jordan by calling (850) 973-5057 or by emailing: Inquiring individuals may also contact the Red Cross at (850) 878-3441 or by emailing:

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