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Friday, May 22 Watermelon contestants needed The Chiefland Watermelon Festival, which will be held on Saturday, June 6, needs girls ages 6-10 to enter the Little Princess Pageant. Applications must be filled out by Friday. For information call 493-0911 or 221-5853. Shoe drive in Cross City There will be a shoe drive held at the Cross City Church of God, May 22 and 23 from noon to 4 p.m. The shoes collected will help an orphan. Shoes of all sizes are needed. Saturday, May 23 Beef Cook-off contest The Annual Beef Cook-Off Contest, sponsored by Levy County Cattlewomen, will be held at the Ranch Rodeo, May 23 in Williston. Team entry fee is $50 per team (or individual) and prize money is 50 percent of entry fees. For more information or to enter contest, contact Nikki Hobby Smith at 352-318-7991 or enm0116@hotmail.com Charon Croft Benton at 352-538-4706 or charonbenton@dishmail.net Shrine Club barbecue The Suwannee River Shrine Club will hold a barbecue chicken lunch on Saturday, May 23 from 11 a.m. until sold out. The menu includes chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, roll and ice tea for $5 per person. Eat in or take out. The clubhouse is about a half mile north of Fanning Springs on State Road 26. Sunday, May 24 Memorial Day event in Williston The American Legion Post 236 of Levy County and the VFW Post 5511 will jointly host this year’s Memorial Day ceremony on Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. at Orange Hill Cemetery in Williston. The guest speaker will be CSM Tommy Williams. Music will be by the McClain Family Pipes and Drums. All Korean War vets will be honored this year. If you are a Korean War vet or know one, please let the American Legion Post 236 know their name by calling the Post home at 486-5003. Tuesday, May 26 City resets commisson meeting The Chiefland City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, May 25 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 26 at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 214 E. Park Ave. due to the Memorial Day holiday. Saturday, May 30 Old Town Gospel sing The Old Town Church of God will sponsor a benefit dinner and Gospel Sing Saturday, May 30 at the Dixie County High School Auditorium, Cross City. Feature singers include: The Singing Reflectsons, Delivered, Psalm 101, Mother’s Prayer and The Hall Sisters. Dinner will be at noon. The sing will be from 2-6 p.m. A free will offering will be taken. All proceeds go to the Old Town Church of God Building Fund. For information call 352-542-8222 or 352-493-0140. Sunday, May 31 Genealogy group to meet Levy County Genealogy and History Society will meet on Sunday, May 31, at 2 p.m. at the Levy County Quilt Museum. This will be the group's last meeting before summer. Members will be planning their program schedule for fall and the coming year. All members are encouraged to attend and visitors are welcomed. Saturday, June 6 Class of 1984 sets reunion The class of 1984 will be holding a Reunion at the river at Beauchamp River House at Fowlers Bluff, Saturday, June 6, noon to 5 p.m. Bring your family and a side dish. Meat, drinks and paper goods will be supplied. If you have any questions call Linda Jones at 352-493-6000 or Cathy Richburg at 352-221-5064. Tuesday, June 9 Gilchrist Vision Committee The final meeting of the Gilchrist County Vision Committee has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 9 at 6 p.m. at the Trenton High School Auditorium. The Vision Committee will review the final draft of the Vision Report and take a vote as to whether to recommend its adoption to the Gilchrist County Commission. Saturday, June 13 Legion to open flea market The opening of the American Legion Post 91-Trenton Flea Market will be held Saturday, June 13, at 4200 N. U.S. Highway 129 (next to FFA Arena.) There will be a Flea Market and vendors are needed. There will be no alcohol and no guns or ammo sold. For information call Barbara or Wayne at 352-463-6656. Saturday, July 11 Classic Car Show Tri County CFGC and Chiefland Flea Market will be holding their first Classic Car Show Saturday, July 11. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon. Pre-register by July 3 and the entry fee is $15 and day of show entry fee is $20. Make checks payable to Tri-County CFGC, 482 NE 316 Ave., Old Town, FL 32680. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. Dash plaques will be given to first 50 vehicles. Activities include Welcome, Top 20, 50/50, food and drinks, arts and crafts, vendors, door prizes. There will be separate judging for each category that includes: Classics, Late Models, Imports and Motorcycles. For additional information please contact Ron Tucker at 352-493-7846. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local Veterans’ organizations. Ongoing Saturday bingo at DAV The Disabled American Vets are now having bingo every Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. at their hall on Airport Road, Cross City. The jackpot is now up to $250. The doors open at 4:30 p.m. and early speed ball at 5:30 p.m. Food and soft drinks are available. The DAV meet on the first Thursday of each month and have changed the meeting time to 6 p.m. For more information, call Commander Fred Heinrich at 949-0777. Overeaters group meets Overeaters Anonymous, a fellowship of men and women who meet to help solve their compulsive eating, meets every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Room 2 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, on Hwy. 27A in Chiefland. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. For information, call 425-2339. Stop abuse of elderly Every day, older adults are abused, neglected and denied their rights. Older adults have the right to dignity and respect; to not be yelled at, hit or humiliated; and to make their own decisions. No one has the right to abuse our elders physically or emotionally, to threaten them, or to take their money or property without consent. Talk to your clergy, doctor or someone you trust and call the confidential Elder Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873), if you or someone you know is being abused. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Square and line dancing The Young at Heart Square Dancers meet every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Chiefland Senior Center. The group is asking for new or experienced dancers to join them. Ages from teen to senior adults are encouraged to participate. On Friday, line dancing is taught at 10 a.m. at the center, as well.