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Cherokee County Herald - - COMMUNITY NEWS - By Anne Shu­maker

Hats off! to all of the sup­port­ers of the Oct. 22 Sup­per/ Karaoke/Silent Auc­tion event that sup­ported the Chero­kee County Alzheimer’s/De­men­tia Sup­port Group and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s!! Though there were sev­eral other ac­tiv­i­ties in the area Satur­day night, the “triple event” raised $1,272!

Thanks to singers, auc­tion item donors and bid­ders, food pre­par­ers and servers, pub­lic­ity pro­mot­ers, reg­is­tra­tion desk/ ticket sell­ers, room ar­rangers, clean-up crew, AND at­ten­dees! JAN CARR and EDNA RICHARD­SON de­serve long ap­plause for their long-time “be­yond the sec­ond mile” ef­forts to pro­mote the event and the sup­port group!

Any­one who wishes to vol­un­teer with the gath­er­ings and spe­cial events of the sup­port group may con­tact Mar­garet Eubanks (256-927-4307), Jan, or Edna. As­sis­tance is al­ways ap­pre­ci­ated!

An­other re­cent ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tion fundraiser was also suc­cess­ful!!! The Lions Club’s 2016 Ra­dio Day via WEIS drew more than 150 ad­ver­tis­ers!!! Hurrah---for ad buy­ers and sell­ers, ad or­ga­niz­ers, donors of needed ma­te­ri­als, read­ers of ads (both Lions and CCHS Leo Club mem­bers), and lis­ten­ers!

A spe­cial salute goes to the very help­ful staff of ra­dio sta­tion WEIS---for their pa­tience, as­sis­tance, and re­fresh­ments!

Lion Gay­lon Ham­mett served as chair of the 2016 Ra­dio Day project. More than 25 Lions were in­volved in the sale of ads and on-air broad­casts!

Pro­ceeds from RD will be used to pro­vide eye­glasses for stu­dents and adults, schol­ar­ships, do­na­tions to Alabama Lions Sight, plus other com­mu­nity ser­vice projects.

The Ex­tended Fam­ily’s 13th an­nual cel­e­bra­tion ban­quet and cel­e­bra­tion will be Satur­day, Nov. 5, in the Cham­ber of Com­merce meet­ing room on the cam­pus of Gads­den StateChero­kee. The pub­lic is in­vited! There is no ad­mis­sion charge--how­ever, do­na­tions to help with EF’s projects will be ap­pre­ci­ated. (Read­ers re­call that EF as­sists chil­dren and other fam­ily mem­bers of prison in­mates). Reser­va­tions and other in­for­ma­tion maybe ob­tained via 256-927-3038. Ap­plause, ap­plause---for Laure Cle­mons and her com­pas­sion­ate group of vol­un­teers!

The fol­low­ing Satur­day---Nov. 12--- will bring the cen­ten­nial cel­e­bra­tion at Hopewell Com­mu­nity Cen­ter! Fes­tiv­i­ties be­gin at 10 a.m. and con­tinue through a “lunch on the ground” feast­ing.

The HCC is the home of the very ac­tive McCord’s Cross­roads Homemak­ers Club---the group that has spear­headed the re-lo­ca­tion, ren­o­va­tion, and ex­pan­sion of the Hopewell building (which was a Methodist Church built in 1916). The long- closed building was given to the MCHC for use as head­quar­ters and as a com­mu­nity cen­ter. Since its move from the road­side (VERY close to traf­fic) to it hill­top lo­ca­tion, the building has ben­e­fit­ted from the work of scores of vol­un­teers and donors! the struc­ture has al­ready been the site of scores of events---and is cer­tain to be used even more now that fin­ish­ing touches have been added.

MCHC mem­bers ex­tend a wel­come to all area res­i­dents and vis­i­tors to join the Nov. 12 ac­tiv­i­ties!!! Ad­di­tional de­tails: Edna Jen­nings (256-475-3683) or Judy Hop­per (256-927-2296).

Nov. 14-17 and 20 are the dates for Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child shoe­box donors to de­liver their filled boxes to the Chero­kee Bap­tist As­so­ci­a­tion building. Week­day hours are 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Sun­day, 1-3pm. Sun­day is the last day for drop off at the CBA---since the shoe­boxes will be crated that af­ter­noon and taken to the re­gional dis­tri­bu­tion cen­ter early, early Mon­day morn­ing.

Chero­kee County’s goal is 3,500 filled shoe­boxes. The county has been gen­er­ous in the past---so there is great ex­pec­ta­tion that Cherokeans will meet the 2016 goal.

The boxes are sent to chil­dren in poverty-rid­den, dis­as­ter-stricken, and war-torn coun­tries around the planet.

Donors may use their own card­board or plas­tic shoe­boxes--or the OCC boxes may be ob­tained at the ROC, the CBA of­fice, and at sev­eral churches (of var­i­ous de­nom­i­na­tions) in the area.

FUR­THER DE­TAILS:--- 256- 927- 5016. Wen­dell and Mar­cille Dut­ton will be happy to an­swer any OCCre­lated ques­tions.

Alabama Supreme Court Jus­tice Tom Parker de­lighted (and in­formed) his re­cent au­di­ence at the Cham­ber of Com­merce meet­ing room. He shared the schol­arly writ­ings of early Bri­tish and Amer­i­can pa­tri­ots in re­gard to in­di­vid­ual hu­man rights---upon which our U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion is based.

A col­lec­tor of pa­tri­ots’ writ­ings, he ex­hib­ited a first edi­tion four-vol­ume set of Black­stone’s 1700s writ­ings--which he com­mented he had “prov­i­den­tially found at an auc­tion.” The books even have sig­na­tures of for­mer own­ers who had Alabama con­nec­tions!

Elec­tion Day---2016! May all vot­ers se­ri­ously study the is­sues and can­di­dates’ qual­i­fi­ca­tions--- and cast bal­lots for what is best for the county, state, and na­tion!

PRE­SENT­ING NEW COOK­BOOK. Gina Allred, chair of McCord’s Cross­roads Homemak­ers Club’s cook­book com­mit­tee, is shown pre­sent­ing ‘100 Years of Food, Faith and Fel­low­ship’ to club Pres­i­dent Edna Jo Jen­nings. The cook­book is ded­i­cated to Mrs. Jen­nings in recog­ni­tion of her many years of ser­vice to the club and the com­mu­nity. Ms. Allred worked count­less hours de­sign­ing and proof­read­ing the pub­li­ca­tion.

TRIED AND TRUE RECIPES. The at­trac­tive cook­book, ‘100 Years of Food, Faith and Fel­low­ship’ has just been re­leased by the McCord’s Cross­roads Homemak­ers Club. The cook­book in­cludes tried-and-true recipes of past times as well as recipes that will ap­peal to mod­ern-day cooks. The cook­book will be avail­able fol­low­ing Hopewell’s 100-year cel­e­bra­tion on Novem­ber 12.

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