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Annual “Gala at 1920 East Main Street” Event Set for Saturday, February 7th

WEIS Radio welcomed Lee Bailey and Julie Graves of Centre Middle School to the studios on Thursday morning, where the topic of conversation was the second annual “Gala at 1920 East Main Street” event – coming up Saturday, February 7th. Julie Graves elaborated on the need for a new field, which includes attracting visitors from around the area to Cherokee County for sporting events held at the site: This year’s gathering will once again feature a silent auction starting at 5:00pm to be followed by supper at 6:00 and a live auction set for 7:00. This year, the items up for bid include popular favorites with something for everyone: And that’s just the start. WEIS Radio will also be offering another “on-air radio experience” – consisting of a day here at WEIS Radio with the winner fulfilling roles ranging from DJ to News Reporter. Last year’s winner was eleven year old MaKenzie Green, who quickly captured the heart of the listening audience with her sense of humor,...
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Sam Dixon Lodge #218 Hosting Valentine’s Day Pancake Breakfast – February 14th

The Sam Dixon Lodge #218 will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, February 14th, from 6 am to 10am. A donation of $5 is being requested per plate. Carry-outs will be available. For more information, call Merle Grimes at 256-927-8134.
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Blood Assurance Blood Drive at Cedar Bluff High School Thursday (January 22nd)

The Cedar Bluff Family Career Community Leader’s of America organization – will be hosting a Blood Assurance Blood Drive this Thursday (January 22nd) at Cedar Bluff High School between the hours of 11:00am and 3:00pm. All school’s hosting a blood drive at their location each year will allow seniors an opportunity to be eligible for a scholarship from Blood Assurance.
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VEX Robotics Competition Set for Saturday, January 31st at Gadsden State Cherokee

The 2nd Annual VEX Robotics Competition, which is sponsored by the Electronics Department at the Career & Technology Center, will take place on the campus of Gadsden State Cherokee, in Centre – on Saturday, January 31st starting at 9:00am. There will be more than a dozen middle school robots and some 30 high school robots competing in this year’s event with the middle school challenge being referred to as “HIGHRISE” while the high school challenge is being called “SKYRISE”. For additional information contact Keith Tolbert at the Cherokee County Career & Tech Center – by calling (256) 927-5351.
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Children’s Fair at Gadsden State Cherokee in Centre / Saturday, January 24th

The 2015 Children’s Fair is set for Saturday January 24th from 9:00am to noon on the campus of Gadsden State Cherokee in Centre. That event will feature door prizes, bounce houses, fun and games for all, refreshments and much more – all children up to the age of eight are invited to attend. For more information contact Sarah Richardson at (256) 927-8526.
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Sign up Now for the 2015 Mr. & Miss Snowflake Pageant

You can sign up now for the 2015 Mr. & Miss Snowflake Pageant coming up Saturday February 21st in the arena on the campus of Gadsden State Cherokee in Centre. The entry fee is $35.00 – Photogenic entry fee – $15.00. The deadline to sign up is February 18th. To find out more contact the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce at (256) 927-8455 – entry forms are available at the Chamber Office. The annual Snowflake Pageant is sponsored by the Spirit of Cherokee with all proceeds going to help fund the Cherokee County Christmas Parade.
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Affordable Health Care Act Workshops to be Held at Cherokee County Public Library

The Cherokee County Public Library now has new hours – 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday / 8:00am – 12:00 noon Wednesday / Closed on Saturday and Sunday. Workshops on signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Health Care Act will be held January 26th, February 2nd & February 9th at the library from 10:00am – 1:00pm each day, with Navigator Julie Hope. For additional information on all the programs offered by the library call (256) 927-5838.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Initiative Health Fair / Monday, January 19th

The 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Initiative Health Fair – will take place Monday January 19th on the campus of Gadsden State Community College. The event will take place in the auditorium of the East Broad Campus Administration Building – from 8:00am – 12:00 noon, with approximately 20 vendors and health agencies taking part. For additional information call (256) 549-8674.
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Contact the Cherokee County EMA For Cold Weather Assistance

Cherokee County residents that do not have adequate heat during the extreme cold weather – and are in need of a place to stay, can contact the local EMA Office for assistance at (256) 927-3367.
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Cherokee County Board of Education to Meet Tuesday, January 6th at 6:00pm

The Cherokee County Board of Education will be meeting Tuesday evening (January 6th) at the Central Board Office in Centre. Items on the agenda include: Review Accounts Payable for December; Personnel; A Review of Job Posting and any other business which may come before the board. That meeting is set for 6:00pm and is open to the public.
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Blood Assurance Blood Drive at Cherokee Medical Center / Monday, January 5th

Everyone is encouraged to roll up their sleeves and do their part to help Blood Assurance in their efforts to supply more than 70 health care facilities with a safe and adequate supply of blood for every patient in need – and your opportunity to help save lives is coming up next Monday (January 5th) at Cherokee Medical Center. That’s Felicia Atterton with Blood Assurance. Monday’s blood drive will take place between 12:45 and 5:00pm with all donors receiving a FREE Blood Assurance long-sleeve t-shirt. This is an especially important time of year to donate blood, as donations traditionally tend to drop off a bit, during the hustle and bustle of the holidays – and, that’s very unfortunate – due to the fact that the need for blood always rises around this time. Once again that’s 12:45 – 5:00pm Monday, January 5th at Cherokee Medical Center located on Northwood Drive in Centre.
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Piedmont Rescue Squad to Host Blood Drive on Wednesday, January 7th

The Piedmont Rescue Squad will be conducting a Blood Drive on Wednesday, January 7th, from 10:30am – 3:00pm in the Squad Room at 121 West Ladiga in Piedmont. That blood drive is open to the public.
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American Red Cross Blood Drive / Tuesday, December 16th

The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the American Red Cross on Tuesday (December 16th) to host a blood drive. According to Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin, the drive will take place from 11:00am – 4:00pm in the Multi-purpose Room at the Sheriff’s Office, located at 827 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden. Everyone is encouraged to donate.
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Cherokee County Board of Education to Meet Tuesday

The Cherokee County Board of Education will be meeting at 6:00pm Tuesday. Items on the agenda include: The Review of Accounts Payable for the month of November / a presentation by Cenergistic – which is an energy conservation company / Personnel / the Review of Job Postings / an Approval for Sand Rock School to enter into an agreement with Coca-Cola / and Acceptance of a Bid, along with any other business which may come before the board. Once again, that meeting is set for 6:00pm Tuesday taking place in the Central Board Office on East Main Street in Centre. That meeting is open to the public.
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Friday and Saturday is “FREE Toy Day” – at the Cherokee County Crisis Center

Friday and Saturday (December 12th and 13th) is “FREE Toy Day” at the Cherokee County Crisis Center. Between the hours of 9:00am and 2:00pm each day PARENTS are invited to come by and take their choice of the toys on display. There will be all types of stuffed animals and other toys for children up to the age of 12 while supplies last. There will be no qualifications to meet – no forms to fill out. Simply bring along a garbage bag and fill it up with toys. The Crisis Center is located in the basement of the Cherokee Baptist Association building – that’s on 411 across from the K-Mart building.
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Cherokee County Health & Rehab Conducting Toy & Food Drive

Cherokee Health & Rehab is sponsoring a Toy & Food Drive now through December 17th. The Toy Box will be in the front lobby and Food Boxes will be in the front lobby and throughout the building. For the Toy Box – new unwrapped toys for children up to the age of 12 will be accepted. For the Food Boxes – all food items should be non-perishable.
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Cherokee County Country Club “Toys for Tots Tournament” Takes Place December 6th

The Cherokee County Country Club invites everyone to their Annual Toys for Tots Tournament, (Four man scramble) on Saturday, December 6th. Tee-off will be at 10:00am. Pre-register by calling (256) 927-5070. All toys collected at that event will be distributed to children in need across Cherokee County, in honor of Bill Floyd.
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McCord’s Crossroads Homemakers Club Hosts Turkey & Ham Shoot, December 6th

The McCord’s Crossroads Homemakers Club will be hosting a Turkey & Ham Shoot, Saturday December 6th at the former Hopewell Church property on County Road 16 in Centre. That event will begin at 9:00am and refreshments along with crafts will be available for purchase at the site. All proceeds will go toward the purchase of land for a future community center. To find out more call (706) 346-0198.
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Cherokee County Christmas Parade Set for Saturday, December 6th

The Cherokee County Christmas Parade will take place this Saturday (December 6th), beginning at 10:00am with line-up scheduled for 9:00. The parade route, which will run along Main Street, starts at DC Gas and ends at Centre Elementary School. Entries are still being accepted. For more information call (256) 927-8455.
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Cherokee County Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday Evening

The Cherokee County Board of Education meets Tuesday night (December 2nd). Items on the agenda include: Review of the Accounts Payable for the month of October; Approval for Out-of-State Travel; Personnel; Review of Job Postings and any other matter which may come before the board. That meeting will take place in the Central Board Office on East Main Street in Centre and is set to begin at 6:00pm. That meeting is open to the public.
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