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Washington County Council on Aging

CHIPLEY - Washington County Council on Aging provides facility-based help to caregivers who provide care for elder recipients 60 and older who are functionally impaired. Facility hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Recipients in Holmes, Jackson & Washington counties may qualify. For eligibility determination and enrollment, please call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-5337.


First Friday Fish Fry

BONIFAY - Knights of Columbus Council 10513 is hosting a Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. on the first Friday of each month at the Blessed Trinity Parish Center. "All You Can Eat" cost is $10 with carry-out costing $7. Meal includes both catfish fish and white - either baked or fried - and sides. Blessed Trinity Parish Center is located at 2331 Highway 177-A in Bonifay.


Kid safety expo

LYNN HAVEN/CHIPLEY - Kid Safety Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: at the Lynn Haven Walmart today, September 2; at the Chipley Walmart September 16 at the Lynn Haven Walmart September 30; at the Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7; in the Chipley Homecoming parade October 13; at the Graceville Harvest Festival October 14 and at trunk or treat at Pals Park October 28.



Noma community reunion

NOMA - The Noma community reunion will be held at 10 a.m. today, September 2 in the Noma Town Hall. Lunch will be served at noon. Bring a well filled basket of favorite dishes. Soft drinks, ice, cups, plates and eating utensils will be furnishes. For more information call Ludine "Lou" Riddle at 850-428-9627 or Sarah Boyd at 850-510-4507.


Finch reunion

SUNNY HILLS - The Finch family reunion today, September 2 at the Sunny Hills Community Center. Relatives and friends are requested to arrive no later than 11 a.m. Bring a well filled basket to feed you family and to share with family and friends. Lunch will be served at noon. The center is located at 4080 Challenger Boulevard in Sunny Hills. For more information call Kenneth Finch at 850-638-5307 or Ruth Creamer at 850-638-4310.


Yarbrough family reunion

BLACK, ALABAMA - The Yarbrough family reunion will be held Sunday, September 3 at the Black Community and Senior Center on North Curtis Street in Black, Alabama. There will be a covered dish lunch at noon. Ice, plates, cups and utensils will be provided.


Holmes County Historical Society Yard Sale


BONIFAY - The Holmes County Historical Society will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, September 9, during Flea Across Florida weekend. The sale will be held at 405 Highway 90 West (the grassy lot behind Bonifay Motorsports). There will be clothes, shoes, electronics, home decor, toys, DVDS, and much more. Come out and support the Holmes County Historical Society, as the proceeds from this sale will help fund many of the society's planned programs and events throughout the upcoming year.

Picnic in the Park

PONCE DE LEON - The annual Picnic in the Park event will be held Saturday, September 9, at Ponce de Leon Springs State Park. This free community event will feature games, swimming, hotdogs, and hamburgers in an effort to foster community fellowship and encourage local youth to be drug and crime free. Picnic in the Park is jointly sponsored by the Holmes County Sheriff's Office, Teen Court, Holmes District School Board, Ponce De Leon High School's FBLA-PBL, and Florida Department of Environmental Protection.


Washington County Republican Executive Committee

CHIPLEY- The Washington County Republican Executive Committee will hold their monthly scheduled meeting at 5:45 p.m. Monday, September 11, at the Republican headquarters, located at 814 Main Street in Chipley.


IFAS Pest Workshop


CHIPLEY - The Washington County UF / IFAS Extension will host a insect pest identification and management workshop for vegetable producers and home gardeners throughout Northwest Florida.

The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., Tuesday, September 12, in the Washington County Agricultural Center East Wing. Entomology specialists from the University of Florida and Extension agents will be leading hands on sessions focusing on insect pest management in vegetable production. This workshop is relevant to anyone growing vegetable crops in any season, but will have a special focus on fall vegetable pests.

Lunch will be provided, and CEUs for pesticide license holders will also be available.

Cost is $15, and pre-registration is required. To register, contact Nikki or Cynthia at 850-638-6180 or email Matthew Orwat at mjorwat@ufl.edu. The Washington County Ag Center is located at 1424 Jackson Avenue in Chipley.


Rodeo pageant

BONIFAY - The Holmes County High School Blue Pride Band Boosters will host the 2017 Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo Pageant Saturday, September 16. Tiny Miss through Little King pageants will be at 4 p.m. and Little Miss through Miss Rodeo will be at 6 p.m. There is a $50 entry fee per contestant. Registration will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 5 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 9. Online registration and credit card payment will be available Tuesday, August 20 through Saturday, September 9 at www. HCHSBLUEPRIDE.com/Pageant. Late registration will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 12 there will be a $10 fee added for all late registrations. Rehearsals will take place during registrations. Admission to the pageant will be $5 for ages 10 and up and $@ from ages 9 and under. For more information call 850-766-7569 or email pageant@hchsbluepride.com

Rose Gardening Symposium


CHIPLEY - The Washington County UF / IFAS Extension Office will host a rose gardening workshop for gardeners across the Panhandle from 9 a.m. until noon, Saturday, September 16, at the Washington County Agricultural Center.

Many roses are hard to grow in the Florida Panhandle without investing considerable time and energy into spraying for insect and disease problems. This workshop will teach attendees how to select and sustainably grow roses adapted to the hot-humid conditions of the Southern Gulf Coast. There will be opportunities for outdoor learning and hands-on activities. Topics include: Selection of disease resistant rose cultivars adapted to the lower South, Resources to obtain hard to find easy care rose cultivars, Soil and Nutrient Management, Disease and insect management, Irrigation, Rose Propagation. Participants will be given the opportunity to propagate their own rose and take home their own propagation assembly to grow their own roses from scratch. Refreshments will be provided. and a door prize will be available. Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Nikki or Cynthia at 850-638-6180, email Matthew Orwat at mjorwat@ufl.edu, or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northwest-florida-rose-symposium-tickets-37285965326


Senior Health Fair

CHIPLEY – Northwest Florida Community Hospital will host a senior health fair from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, in the Education Auditorium in the NFCH Specialty Center. The event is for individuals ages 55 and older. There will be free health screenings, vision checkups, vaccination, information of healthy eating habits and testing and care for diabetes. Vaccines will include pneumonia vaccine, Zostavax (shingles) vaccination for $199 and the flu shot. For the flu shot insurance/Medicare will be billed the out of pocket cost will not exceed $15. The hospital is located at 1360 Brickyard Road in Chipley. For more information, call 850-638-1610.


PPLCS to meet

MARIANNA - The Panhandle Public Library Cooperative System (PPLCS) will hold a budget meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 20, followed by the regular PPLCS board meeting at 10 a.m. These meetings are open to the public. PPLCS is located at 2862 Madison Street in Marianna.

Scarecrow Festival

CHIPLEY - The Chipley Garden Club and the Washington County Historical Society will host the 6th annual Scarecrow Building Contest and Craft Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 23 on the lawn of the Washington County Historical Society in Chipley. The festival’s main event is the scarecrow building contest showcasing life-size scarecrows. The public, individuals, groups, businesses and clubs are invited to get “crafty” and build a scarecrow for the contest. Visitors will also enjoy live entertainment, refreshments, photo ops, and free crafts for kids. The Farmers Market will be open and the museum’s victrola will be on display. If you are a vendor or crafter and would like to participate in the festival, contact Museum Director Dorothy Odom at 850-638-0358 to reserve a space. Scarecrow entry forms and rules are available at the Washington County Historical Society or by contacting Chipley Garden Club Secretary Gweneth Collins at 850-260- 4049.



Alzheimer’s Walk

PANAMA CITY - There will be an Alzheimer’s Walk Saturday, September 16 in the SweetBay Community (the old airport) in Panama City. Registration will be at 8 a.m. with a ceremony at 8:45 a.m. and the walk beginning at 9 a.m. The walk is about two miles long. It is a “nature walk” as it winds off road through some trees, out to the bay, and back again. The Sweet Bay Community is located at 3204 Heartleaf Ave. East, Panama City. For more information call A.J. Plummer at 850-225-0680 or by email at asplummer@alz.org.

Swindle reunion

CARYVILLE – The Swindle reunion will be held beginning at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 30, at Lakeview Methodist Church. Bring a coved dish to the reunion. The church is located on the corner of Lakeview Road and Pate Pond Road in Caryville. For more information, call 850-535-2312.


Bull Run

BONIFAY - The Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo will host a 5K Bull Run and a Kids Fun Run Saturday, September 30 at Middlebrooks Park in Bonifay. All runners registered by Friday, September 15 will be guaranteed a T-shirt. Registration for the 5K will be at 8 a.m. and the cost is $20. The Fun Run is designed for kids 12 and under. Registration will be at 9 a.m. and the cost is $15 without a shirt or $20 with a shirt. All proceeds will go to benefit the backpack program food for kids. For more information or to register call Miranda at 850-373-5003 or visit www.boniaykiwanisrodeo.com.

A Walk to Remember

DOTHAN, ALABAMA - The 25th annual Alzheimer’s Resource Center’s “A Walk to Remember” will be held Saturday, October 7, at Westgate Park in Dothan, Alabama. This event is the primary fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Resource Center which covers southeast Alabama and part of the panhandle of Florida. It is not part of a national walk. The walk raises awareness of the devastation of Alzheimer’s disease and provides financial support for educational and support services for families, caregivers and victims of Alzheimer’s disease. All funds raised stay local. The registration fee is $15 without a shirt and $25 with a shirt. There is no registration fee for children four years and younger. A walk t-shirt is guaranteed for everyone who has paid $25 and who has pre-registered prior to Friday, September 15. Refreshments will be provided before, during and after the walk. On the day of the walk, registration and team photos will begin at 7:30 a.m., opening ceremonies will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the walk will begin at approximately 8:45 a.m. There will be one-mile, three-mile and five-mile walks to enable people of all ages to participate. You can also pre-register by calling 334-702-2273 or going by the ARC office located at 1314 Westgate Parkway-Suite 2.

CHS Class of 1957 celebrates 60 years

CHIPLEY - Chipley High School's Class of 1957 will have a float in the 2017 CHS Homecoming Parade Friday, October 13, to commemorate the class' 60-year milestone. For more information - or to join the class - call Annie Merle Toole at 850-638-1030 or Delores Baxley at 850-638-0427.

Rock the Falls

CHIPLEY - Falling Waters State Park and the Washington County Tourist Development Council will host Rock the Falls Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 21. The cost to get into the park for the festival is $5 per car load. Visitors will see new music from regional and local groups as well as some returning acts. This year’s band line-up includes The Dwellers, Ruff Water Band, Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet and Cypress Spring. There will be food, crafts and a Kid's Zone. Check the event out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RocktheFallsMusic/ or call the park office at 850-638-6130 for more information.