Features http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/features/todaysfeatures en Bronson's Blueberry Bonanza http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/bronsons-blueberry-bonanza <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/front_1.jpg" alt="Peggy Rowe portrayed Lady Blueberry, while her husband Ed Rowe piloted his cart covered with a bunch of &quot;blueberries&quot; in the Bronson Blueberry Festival Parade." title="Peggy Rowe portrayed Lady Blueberry, while her husband Ed Rowe piloted his cart covered with a bunch of &quot;blueberries&quot; in the Bronson Blueberry Festival Parade." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Young and old alike came out Saturday to celebrate with the town of Bronson as it paid tribute to the blueberry harvest.</p> <p> From a parade down Highway 27 to the town park, festival goers enjoyed a day of celebration.&nbsp;</p> Great prizes for 'Battle of the Sexes' blood drive http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/great-prizes-battle-sexes-blood-drive <p> LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will be hosting its 5th Annual Battle of the Sexes blood drive competition June 22-26, and the ladies in North Florida will be trying to keep their record perfect.</p> <p> &ldquo;This marks our fifth year, and the ladies have won every year,&rdquo; said LifeSouth North Florida District Director Dustin Scott. &ldquo;The whole idea is to beat the heat and add a little fun to the challenge of avoiding a summer blood shortage.&rdquo;</p> Iron Butts for Bucks benefits nursing home residents http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/iron-butts-bucks-benefits-nursing-home-residents <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4796.jpg" alt=" Alan Sullivan and Ruby Smith of Ayers Nursing Home in Trenton each received a donation as a result of the Iron Butts for Bucks fundraiser. They are pictured with nursing home staff and Eric Daniels president of AMVETS 422 Riders and a member of Widow Sons Masonic Riders; Lee Daniels AMVETS 422 Commander; Pat Plemmons AMVETS Post 422 Rider; Brad Groom of Americare and President of Widow Sons and coordinator of Iron Butts for Bucks; and Bruce Bryant vice president of Widow Sons." title=" Alan Sullivan and Ruby Smith of Ayers Nursing Home in Trenton each received a donation as a result of the Iron Butts for Bucks fundraiser. They are pictured with nursing home staff and Eric Daniels president of AMVETS 422 Riders and a member of Widow Sons Masonic Riders; Lee Daniels AMVETS 422 Commander; Pat Plemmons AMVETS Post 422 Rider; Brad Groom of Americare and President of Widow Sons and coordinator of Iron Butts for Bucks; and Bruce Bryant vice president of Widow Sons." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A small caravan of motorcycles made its way through the Tri-County area on Friday, handing out checks to area nursing home residents.</p> <p> Led by Iron Butts for Bucks coordinator Brad Groom, the group gave out $160 checks to two residents at each of the five nursing homes. The recipients were long- term residents chosen by nursing home staff as being in need of the donation.</p> <p> The donation amount may not seem significant to most people, but some of the residents are living on about $35 per month, Groom said.</p> Mike MacKenzie named Firefighter of the Year http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/mike-mackenzie-named-firefighter-year <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1_329.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="83" height="85" /><p> An area firefighter was honored, not only for his duties in the field, but also for his humanitarian efforts in the community.</p> <p> Mike MacKenzie, volunteer firefighter for the Fanning Springs Fire Department, was named as this year&#39;s Firefighter of the Year for Levy and Gilchrist counties.</p> <p> &ldquo;We&#39;re proud of him, not only for his involvement in the community, but he&#39;s also been the catalyst for the fire department to be involved in the food pantry and Bread of the Mighty,&rdquo; Fanning Springs Fire Chief Ron McQueen said.</p> Matheson Museum features trip back through time http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/matheson-museum-features-trip-back-through-time <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/trains_family_fun_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Take a journey into an era when railroads were the lifeblood of North Central Florida at the Matheson History Museum&rsquo;s Gainesville Express Train Show Family FunDay on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 12, from 1 to 4 p.m.</p> <p> Entrance is $4 per adult and $1 per child under 12 years old.</p> Church News for the week of June 25 http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/church-news-week-june-25 <p> Food distribution</p> <p> The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.</p> <p> Turning Point barbecue deal</p> <p> This is truly a meal of a deal at Turning Point ministry on Thursday, June 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. Diners are eat in or take out meals with pulled barbecue meat, beans, slaw, bread, drink and a dessert. The suggested donation is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12.</p> Community Calendar for the week of June 25 http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/community-calendar-week-june-25 <p> Thursdays</p> <p> Library Friends meetings</p> Church News for the week of June 18 http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/church-news-week-june-18 <p> Food distribution</p> <p> The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.</p> <p> VBS Bronson Road Church</p> <p> Bronson Road Church will hold vacation Bible school from 6-8:30 p.m. June 22-25.</p> <p> The church is located at 1380 NE 80th Ave., Newberry.</p>