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  • AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary 88 held its first community dog walk to benefit the Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc.

    The walk started at Fort Fanning Historical Park in Fanning Springs where Guardian Angels had a booth, along with booths for concessions, T-shirts and bandanas and dog treats run by other volunteers.

    The four-mile walk started at Fort Fanning and carried over on to the Nature Coast State Trail. 

  • The Suwannee Valley Players is holding auditions for “The Addams Family Musical” based on the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and characters created by Charles Addams.

    The show dates are Oct. 16-18, 23-25, 30-31 and Nov. 1.

    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.

  • “Campers in the Kitchen” 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.

  • The Horseshoe Beach Library Corporation announced the election of new officers. Zinnette Green is president, Lindy Mather is vice president, Natalie Wilson is secretary and Priscilla Roberts is treasurer. Sara Beth Stribling and Elsie Hicks are directors. The new board replaces President Jeanne Jones and Secretary/Treasurer Laura Wigglesworth.

  • Fanning Springs held its first-ever movie night in the park at the Fort Fanning Historical Park. The event featured fingerprinting for children at 6:30 and the movie, Big Hero Six, started around dark. 

    “I felt like it went extremely well,” said Mayor Trip Lancaster, who estimated there were 400 to 500 in attendance. He said it was a fun night and all the children were playing in the park and then sat down and enjoyed the film.

    Another movie night is being planned for sometime in August before school starts.

  • by Lisa Statham Posteraro

    Special to the Citizen

       Anyone who knew Kathryn Poss Harris knew what a fastidious recorder of information she was. Some might say a real “stickler for detail,” since she’d been seen numerous times sitting for hours in her office into the wee hours of the night making sure all the bubbles in standardized tests were perfect before sending them off for grading. She was the consummate perfectionist.

  • The Iron Butts For Bucks Team is coming together in May to continue their fundraising efforts.

    Last year they raised over $1,400 for needy residents in the Tri-county area.

    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.

  • The 61st Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival is on Saturday, June 6, but work on this big fundraiser for the Chiefland Woman's Club begins much earlier.

    Karen Schultz Tillis is head organizer for the event and she said vendors and volunteers are needed.

    The schedule for the festival calls for the Chiefland Watermelon Queen'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.

  • By Diana Child

    Special to the Citizen

  • Keith Maynard (far right), along with his son Justin, presented Director of the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens Betty Walker with a check for $19,600 raised through various yard sales and fundraisers along with the Wild Hog Canoe Race. Last year, they donated $16,400. In turn, Walker presented their church, Faith Baptist Tabernacle in Williston, whose members volunteer at all of the fundraising events, with a check for $2,500. 

  • On Saturday, May 9, AMVETS Suwannee River Post 422 and its subordinate organizations, Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 422, SOA Squadron 422 and Riders Chapter 422 will hold a blood drive and yard/bake sale for Team Hulk Smash for Riley Hardy.

  • Dixie Music Center will hold its Spring Recital, Saturday, May 16 at 4 p.m. The Dixie County Historical Society will once again host this event at the Dixie County Cultural Center (old Old Town Elementary School) on the corner of CR 349S and 55A in Old Town.

    Since its inception in 1991, Dixie Music Center has provided music lessons for a variety of instruments and for hundreds of students.

  • The Suwannee Valley Players will present "The Cemetery Club" by Ivan Menchell, May 8-10 and May 15-17. Friday/Saturday shows start at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows start at 2 p.m.

  • While the NBA Playoffs may be in full swing, these youngsters are taking advantage of near perfect weather to get in some ball time at Buie Park Monday afternoon.

    The weather continues to be perfect through the end of the week.

  • The survival of the Cedar Key State Bank, now a branch of Drummond Community Bank, has been threatened many times throughout its 103 year history.

    That history and the survival of the bank was the subject of an “off the cuff” discussion by Dr. Johnny Andrews and Luther Drummond, CEO and Chairman of Drummond Community Bank, last Thursday at the Cedar Key Historical Society’s last morning coffee meeting of the year.

  • The 38th annual race will be held Saturday, April 18 with registration from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The first boats will go out at 9:30 a.m. All proceeds go to benefit the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens.

  • Another Way, Inc., Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Center, celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Denim & Jewels event at Otter Springs, but it's not the milestone the organization hopes to achieve.

    “I wish we didn't need to do this, but we do,” said Donna Fagan, executive director of the organization, in addressing the 60 attendees at the Saturday fundraiser and celebration sponsored by TJ Maxx of Lake City.

  • Mason Hancock of Georgia was one of many spring breakers who visited Fanning Springs State Park last week for a dip in the icy waters.

    The park is open from 8:00 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year. Admission is $6 per vehicle with two to eight people, or $4 for a single occupant.

  • The Cedars of Lebanon cemetery annual spring cleanup is Saturday, April 11, beginning at 9 a.m. at the cemetery.

    Area old timers and friends gather to socialize and share a covered dish. The cemetery is located six miles north of Inglis. Bring a rake and a lawn chair and join the group.

    For more information, contact Cecille Rohrer at Cecillerohrer@gmail.com or call 352-339-3384. 

  • Camp Kesem at the Florida State University, an organization dedicated to helping children affected by a parent’s cancer, announces its 1st annual Superhero Scramble 5K, event on Sunday, April 26 at 9 a.m. at the Integration Statue on the Florida State University campus (near Woodward Ave. and Tennessee St.)