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WCCOA seeking volunteers

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Washington County Council on Aging is currently seeking volunteers. If you have an hour and a half to spare on Thursdays and are interested in volunteering, we could use your help. WCCOA offers Bingo for seniors every Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. and we are in need of someone to call Bingo. If you are interested in volunteering call  Andrea at 638-6216 or stop by the Washington County Council on Aging to discuss this and other volunteer opportunities.


Chipley Woman’s Club to hold annual fall yard sale

CHIPLEY – The Chipley Woman’s Club will hold their annual Fall Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 22. The Sale will be inside their clubhouse located at 607 North 5th Street. The sale will be held rain or shine. There will be toys, holiday decorations, furniture, tools, appliances, electronics, dishes, linens, books, clothes, jewelry, purses, and lots more. Proceeds from this project will help fund scholarships and other donations given by the Club throughout the year. If anyone would like to donate items for the Sale, these would be very much appreciated. Members will accept any items at the Clubhouse on the day before the sale, or call 850-260-5896 to have your items picked up.


Jacob City Day announced

JACOB – The City of Jacob has announced their annual Jacob City Day will be held through Sunday, September 23. Friday is a meet and greet night starting a 5 p.m. in Jacob City Park. The main event will be held on Saturday beginning with a parade at 11 a.m. running down Jackson Road and meeting at Jacob City Park. There will be local vendors, music and much more. The event will end with a jazz concert at 5 p.m.  The festival will wrap up on Sunday with the Saint Mary’s Day Celebration at St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church. Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship will be held at 11 a.m. The church is located at 2286 Jacob Main. For more information call Jonitha Pittman-Williams at 850-933-3313.


"Scarecrows & Indians" announced

CHIPLEY – Members of the Chipley Garden Club have announced that "Scarecrows and Indians" the annual scarecrow contest and history festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 22 at the Washington County Historical Society Museum/Farmers Market. Chipley Garden Club and Washington County Historical Society are both pleased to present a community wide event that can be enjoyed by citizens and visitors of all ages. Watch for additional information about the contest and fest coming soon. If you would like to be a vendor at the fest, please call 850-638-0358. Scarecrow contest entry information is available by calling 850-260-4049.


"We Care, You Matter" health fair

EBRO — The Florida Department of Health in Washington County will host the "We Care, You Matter" health fair in Ebro from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 29 at Ebro City Hall, 6629 Dog Track Road. There will be health screenings, educational information, door prizes, and refreshments. For more information contact Susie Sewell at (850) 638-6240.


Swindle reunion to be held

CARYVILLE – The Swindle family reunion will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 29 at Lakeview Methodist Church. Bring a covered dish or dished. Lunch will be served at noon. The church is located on Lakeview Drive and Pate Pond Road in Caryville.


Date set for Bull Run 5K and Kids Fun Run

BONIFAY - Bull Run 5K & Kids Fun Run will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, September 29 at Middlebrooks Park. All proceeds raised will be donated to the local Food4Kids Backpack Program. Peanut Butter donations will also be accepted. For more information go to www.bonifayrodeo.com, Facebook, or call Miranda Hudson 850-373-5003


Child Passenger Safety Week car seat safety checks
BONIFAY/CHIPLEY – Child Passenger Safety Week is Sunday, September 23 through Saturday, September 29. Holmes and Washington County Healthy Start in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation will be conducting car seat checks in Holmes County Friday, September 28 at the Piggly Wiggly, 911 North Waukesha Street, Bonifay from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Car seat checks in Washington County will take place on National Seat Check Saturday which is September 29. The car seat checks will take place with the Ebro Health Fair at Ebro City Hall, 6629 Dog Track Road. The car seat checks will begin at 10 a.m. For more information, please contact Holmes County Healthy Start at (850) 614-6043 or Washington County Healthy Start at (850) 845-5106


"We Care, You Matter" health fair to be held

EBRO – The Florida Department of Health in Washington County will host the "We care, You Matter" health fair will be held in Ebro from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 29 at Ebro City Hall. The will be health screenings, educational information, door prizes and refreshments. The city hall is located 6629 Dog Track Road. For more information please contact Susie Sewell at 850-845-5068.


HCSO to host inaugural softball tournament

BONIFAY - Holmes County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite neighboring agencies, businesses, organizations, and other interested teams to participate in the 1st Annual Officers Memorial Co-Ed Showdown Softball Tournament. This tournament will kick off at 8 a.m. at Holmes County High School Saturday, September 29, with all proceeds benefiting the Officers Memorial Scholarships awarded each year in honor of Holmes County’s fallen law enforcement officers. The event will feature a Homerun Derby Contest. For more information contact Deputy Ryan Segers at 850-768-9219.


Kent family reunion to be held

CHIPLEY – The annual Kent family reunion will be held Sunday, September 30 a the Kent cemetery pavilion. Lunch will be served about 12:30 p.m. Bring a well filled basket. The pavilion is located three miles south west of Alford.



Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo schedule

BONIFAY - Bonifay Kiwanis Club's Northwest FL Championship Rodeo will be held Thursday, October 4, Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6 at Memorial Field in Bonifay. The Rodeo Parade will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6 in downtown Bonifay. For more information visit www.bonifayrodeo.com.


Kent-Collins family reunion to be held

BLACK, ALABAMA – Relatives and friends of the late W.A. Collins Sr. and Laura Lee Kent are invited to the 92nd annual Kent-Collins Family Reunion  at 10 a.m. Sunday, October 7 at the Black Community Center located in Black, Alabama beside the water tower. Bring a covered dish or dishes, any game you enjoy and photos or other mementos. Lunch will be served at noon. There will be games and a raffle this year. For more information call Stephanie Paulding at 334-435-4824.


WCPL to host Caddy Stacks

CHIPLEY – The Washington County Public Library Chipley Branch will host Caddy Stacks from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 9 at the library. Caddy Stacks in an indoor nine hold miniature golf course. Businesses, clubs, and organizations in Washington County are being asked to design and create a miniature golf hole/putting green. Fore more information call Zedra at 850-638-1314.


Worthington Family Reunion to be held

VERNON – The Worthington family reunion will be held at noon Saturday, October 13 at the Hinson’s Crossroads Fire Department. For more information call Johnny Worthington at 850-849-7827.


May-Russ family reunion to be held

EBRO – The May-Russ 44th annual family reunion will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 20 at the Ebro Community Center. The center is located at 6629 Dog Track Road (Highway 79) in Ebro. For more information call or email Vicky Cox at 813-689-4689 or gmabill@verizon.net


Chipley announces Trunk or Treat

CHIPLEY – Chipley has announced that the Annual Trunk or Treat event will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6 .m. Saturday, October 27 at Pal’s Park. This is a family event where community sponsors come together providing children 12 years of age and under with and evening of fun and safe trick or treating. Those who would like to give out candy and or fall festival items should contact Sheri Biddle at

sherribiddle176@hotmail.com for a registration form. For more information about the event contact Jamie White or Chief Scott Thompson at the Chipley Police Department by calling 850-638-6310.