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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.


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 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.


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. 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. Peanut butter donations will also be accepted at this time. For more information, or to register, call Miranda at 850-373-5003 or visit www.bonifaykiwanisrodeo.com


Kent-Collins Family Reunion

BLACK, ALABAMA - Relatives and friends of the late W.A. Collins, Sr. and Laura Lee Kent will host the 91st annual Kent-Collins family reunion at 10 a.m. Sunday, October 1, at the Black Community Center in Black, Alabama. Bring a covered dish or dishes to share at lunch and any photos or other mementos. Lunch will be served at noon. The center is located beside the water tower. For more information, call Betty Ruth Collins Paulding at 334-692-3375


Northwest FL Championship Rodeo

BONIFAY - Bonifay Kiwanis Club will present the Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo at Memorial Field in Bonifay October 5, 6, and 7. For more information, visit bonifayrodeo.com and look for a special Rodeo edition of the Holmes County Times-Advertiser Wednesday, October 4.


Job Training at Grant Tabernacle AME

CHIPLEY - Grant Tabernacle AME Church will host a job training session at 5 p.m. Thursday, October 5, at the church. The church will help participants with finding a job, training, finding financial assistance and more. The church is located on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Chipley. For more information, call Josephine Robinson-Floyd at 850-638-1691.


Rodeo Parade

BONIFAY - The annual Rodeo Parade will be held at 1 p.m. in downtown Bonifay on October 6 and 7. For more information, visit bonifayrodeo.com


Senior Enrichment at NFCH

CHIPLEY - Northwest Florida Community Hospital will host a senior enrichment event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, October 6, in the Specialty Center. There will be refreshments and door prizes. This is a "come and go event." For more information, or to RSVP, call Shawna at 850-415-7207.


2017 Caverns Cultural Celebration

MARIANNA - Everyone is invited to the 2017 Caverns Cultural Celebration at Florida Caverns State Park on Friday, October 6 for the school day and Saturday, October 7 for the general public. The event presents the way of life and the life and times of people who have used the land that is now the Florida Caverns Park, from the Native Americans who hunted, fished, and utilized the area caves, to the CCC and WPA who developed the park during the New Deal Era. There will be first-person demonstrations and rural life exhibits as well as children’s games and food vendors. This annual event is made possible through the work of the volunteers of the Friends of Florida Caverns State Park and the kind support and donations from businesses and individuals in the community. Information on how to get involved with the Friends Park Support organization can be found at the website FriendsOfFloridaCaverns.org/membership.html


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. 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. Preregistration is also available by calling 334-702-2273 or going by the ARC office located at 1314 Westgate Parkway-Suite 2.



VMS Beta Club Yard Sale

VERNON - Vernon Middle School's Beta Club will hold a huge family yard sale from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, October 7, in the VMS front parking lot. This yard sale helps students raise funds to attend the National Junior Beta Club State Convention in Orlando this November. The school is located at 3190 Moss Hill Road in Vernon.


Chipola College to Host Educators Night

MARIANNA - Enjoy a great meal while supporting Chipola College's Future Educators Club at Marianna Beef O’Brady’s Spirit Night, Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 5 to 9 p.m. Let your server know that you are there supporting Chipola Future Educators Club, and 10% of your bill will to the FEC.



Door Hanger Paint Party

CHIPLEY - Washington County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will host a Door Hanger Paint Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 12, at the Chipley Women's Club, located at 607 Fifth Street in Chipley. Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner, and these fun door hangers will help get you ready. Uniquely Urs Décor will help draw fine lines and write the perfect phrase for you. Event cost is $35 and includes the choice of either a Give Thanks Turkey or Cute Christmas Reindeer. For more information, or to pre-pay to reserve your spot, contact the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at 850-638-4157. Proceeds will benefit the Chamber Ambassador program to assist with future community service projects and outreach activities.


Bonifay 'Treblemakers' Present 'Forever Country'

BONIFAY - The Bonifay K-8 Treblemakers will present their annual Singsation, "Forever Country," at 6 p.m., Friday, October 13. The Treblemakers kick off the year by kicking up their heels in this tribute to country music. Featuring songs from yesterday and today, this show is sure to appeal to country music fans of all ages. Dust off your boots and join us as we share the sound of the South! Tickets are $5 and available at the door. For more information, contact director, Jill Cook, at (850) 547-3631 or cookj@hdsb.org.


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.



10th Annual 'Sale on the Circle'

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS - St. Agatha’s Episcopal Church in DeFuniak Springs will host the 10th annual Sale on the Circle from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, October 14. The event will take place on Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. In addition to enjoying a fall day in Historic DeFuniak Springs, buyers may be able to find bargains among the furniture, antiques, knick-knacks, crafts and yard sale items that are offered by vendors. Lunch will also be available. This event is sponsored by St. Agatha’s Episcopal Church. Vendors or those wishing to have a yard sale are asked to reserve space ($1 per running foot and free to other charitable organizations) as soon as possible. Items vendors do not wish to take home after the sale can be left by the curb, and they will be sent to another charitable organization. For reservations, donations or questions, call 850-830-7663. May it be a fun and profitable day for the entire family at the Sale on the Circle!


Healthy Start Community Yard Sale

HOLMES COUNTY – The Florida Department of Health in Holmes and Washington Counties will hold the annual Healthy Start Community Yard Sale on Saturday, October 14, from 8 a.m. until noon at the First Baptist Church Annex, located on Highway 79 in Bonifay. This event is a community yard sale for baby and children’s clothing and items. The cost to participant is one pack of diapers. The diapers will be used by the Healthy Start Programs in Holmes and Washington Counties. The goal of Healthy Start is to prevent infant mortality and to provide services to pregnant women and children ages 0-3. Registration forms are available at the Department of Health in Holmes and Washington Counties. For more information, or to reserve a table, contact 850-547-8500 ext. 0905 or 850- 638-6240 ext. 5106.


Worthington Family Reunion

VERNON - The Worthington family reunion will be held at noon Saturday, October 14, at the Hinson's Crossroads Fire Station. For more information, call Johnny Worthington at 850-535-0310.


Winter Coat Give-Away

CHIPLEY - Free coats will be given away from 8 a.m. until noon (or while supplies last) Saturday, October 14, at Pennies From Heaven. Pennies From Heaven is a ministry effort of the First Presbyterian Church and is located at 1315 Watts Avenue in Chipley.


PPLCS to Meet

MARIANNA - The Panhandle Public Library Cooperative System (PPLCS) Board will meet at 10 a.m., Monday, October 16, in the PPLCS Board Room. PPLCS is located at 2862 Madison Street in Marianna.



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.


VHS Class of 1957 Celebrates 60 Years

VERNON - The Vernon High School Class of 1957 will celebrate their 60 year reunion Friday, October 27, by having a float in the homecoming parade. The class will meet at 12:15 p.m. in front of Vernon Elementary School. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. For more information, call Etta Carter at 850-535-2312 or 850-527-1400 or Mary Lu Cotton at 904-579-4080 or 904-505-9805 or email: attecarter@yahoo.com or louthad@yahoo.com



Tucker Art on Display

MARIANNA — Original works by watercolor artist Cassie Tucker is currently on display in the Chipola Center for the Arts Gallery. Tucker and her husband, Richard Tucker, live in his family’s old Wakulla homestead. Beyond painting, she shares her enthusiasm for art through teaching students Drawing, Painting and Art History at Wakulla High School. Local landmarks in Apalachicola, where broken bricks stack against peeling stucco completes the circle of searching embedded in Cassie’s watercolors. The show is open through Oct. 29, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon.


'Trunk or Treat'

CHIPLEY - Chipley's annual "Trunk or Treat" event will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, October 28, in Pal's Park. This community-sponsored event is open to children ages 12 and under and is intended to provide a safe alternative to traditional "trick-or-treating" activities. Local businesses, churches, elected officials, and other organizations are encouraged to participate. Use your imagination and bring your vehicle, decorated with a theme, along with your organization's logo and share the excitement of hundreds of children enjoying trick-or-treating in a safe environment. Vendors are asked to use the Rustin Drive entrance for the safety of the children. Set up is to be complete by 3:45 p.m. on the soccer field. A registration is required. To register, contact Sherrie Biddle at 850-638-1653 or by emailing sherribiddle176@hotmail.com. For additional information, contact Police Chief Scott Thompson or Public Information Officer Jamie White at the Chipley Police Department by calling 850-638-6310.


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.



Christmas Bazaar

VERNON - The City of Vernon will host the annual Christmas Bazaar in the Park at 9 a.m. Saturday, November 4, at the Vernon Sportsplex. There will be arts and crafts and more. The event will be held rain or shine. Vendor applications are available at Vernon City Hall. For more information, call Carolyn Cook at 850-535-4674 or Gwen March at 850-535-2529.


Dothan Montessori School hosts 5K

DOTHAN, ALABAMA - The Dothan Montessori School is hosting a fundraising 5k event Saturday, November 4, will include a Kid's Dash, t-shirts, playground activities, and more. Pre-registration can be found at www.dothanmontessorischool.org, with payment available through PayPal. Race-day registration is available onsite beginning at 7 a.m., with payment by cash or check only. For more information, call 334-671-7170. Dothan Montessori School is located at 205 Holly Lane in Dothan.


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.


Christmas Bazaar & Brunswick Stew

CHIPLEY - The annual Christmas Bazaar at First United Methodist Church of Chipley will be held from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, November 18. This event will feature handmade gifts and crafts, homemade baked goods (cakes, pies, cookies and candies), and delicious homemade Brunswick Stew. Come do your Christmas shopping with the members of FUMC, and enjoy some homemade Brunswick Stew, or take a quart(s) home to share with your family. For more information or advanced orders for Brunswick Stew, call 850-638-0010. FUMC hopes to see you there.