Features http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/features/todaysfeatures en Nine animals find somebody to love http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/nine-animals-find-somebody-love <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_3370.jpg" alt="Margaret Petty with her new dog Hannah. " title="Margaret Petty with her new dog Hannah. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Six dogs and three cats were taken to their forever homes last Saturday.</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp;Director of Levy County Animal Services David Weatherford said Saturday he didn&#39;t expect to adopt out as many animals at the event at the Bronson Ace Hardware, as they have at other adoption events in Chiefland, simply because the population is smaller in the Bronson area.</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp;&quot;I thought it went very well,&quot; he said in a telephone interview Monday.</p> Get ready for Chiefland Watermelon Festival http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/get-ready-chiefland-watermelon-festival <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2015-05-12_at_4.04.03_pm.png" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The 61st Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival is on Saturday, June 6, but work on this big fundraiser for the Chiefland Woman&#39;s Club begins much earlier.</p> <p> Karen Schultz Tillis is head organizer for the event and she said vendors and volunteers are needed.</p> <p> The schedule for the festival calls for the Chiefland Watermelon Queen&#39;s luncheon and contestant interviews to be on May 30 at 11:30 a.m. followed by the pageants at 2 p.m. in the Chiefland Elementary School Cafetorium.</p> Plans begin for End of Summer Bash http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/plans-begin-end-summer-bash <p> <strong>By Diana Child</strong></p> <p> <strong>Special to the Citizen</strong></p> Iron Butts for Bucks ride to raise funds http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/iron-butts-bucks-ride-raise-funds <p> The Iron Butts For Bucks Team is coming together in May to continue their fundraising efforts.</p> <p> Last year they raised over $1,400 for needy residents in the Tri-county area.</p> <p> This year, the ride will begin on May 15, at 12:00 a.m. and will cover a minimum of 1,000 miles to be completed in less than 24 hours on the same day.</p> 4-H camps begin June 22 http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/4-h-camps-begin-june-22 <p> &ldquo;Campers in the Kitchen&rdquo; is scheduled for the week of June 22. Campers will learn basic food preparation skills, food safety, nutrition and more. Crafts and physical activity will also be a part of the program. Deadline for this camp is Monday, June 8 with a minimum of 10 campers required.</p> Casting call for Addams Family http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/casting-call-addams-family <p> The Suwannee Valley Players is holding auditions for &ldquo;The Addams Family Musical&rdquo; based on the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and characters created by Charles Addams.</p> <p> The show dates are Oct. 16-18, 23-25, 30-31 and Nov. 1.</p> <p> Auditions will be at the Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave. Chiefland on Tuesday, June 8, 7-9 p.m.; Saturday, June 13, 4-6 p.m. and Saturday, June 20, 2-4 p.m.</p> Community Calendar for the week of May 21 http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/community-calendar-week-may-21 <p> Today, May 21</p> <p> FFA banquet</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp;The annual Chiefland Senior and Junior FFA banquet is Thursday, May 21 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Chiefland Elementary School cafetorium.</p> <p> Spring concert</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp;The Chiefland Middle High School Band will present its spring concert on Thursday, May 21, in the school auditorium. There will also be an awards ceremony.</p> <p> Branford Camera Club</p> Touchy, feely with the sea http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/touchy-feely-sea <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_3293.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Middle schoolers at CMHS gather around a touch tank provided by the University of Florida&rsquo;s Aquaculture Association in Cedar Key.</p> <p> The event was part of the Springs Festival program put on by high school students in the science wing as part of their final exam in Advanced Placement Environmental Science.</p>