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.