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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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Cherokee County Public Library – December 2014

Library Press Release New Library Hours effective January 1, 2015: 8-5 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8-12 Wednesday Closed Saturday and Sunday A series of workshops on signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will be presented on Mondays during the month of December. Navigator Julie Hope will be here to help navigate the insurance marketplace from 10:00-1:00 on these dates: Monday, December 1,                 Monday, December 8,           and Monday, December 15. Library Holiday Hours: Closed :                      Christmas:                December 26, 27, & 28 Also Closed:              Inventory:                January   2 & 3 Story Time Programs    Story Time sessions are presented on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30. Songs, games, crafts, coloring, and reading fun! (The last day of the fall session will be December 11; we will close for the holidays and resume the reading fun on Tuesday, January 13.) Reading Around Book Club meets the first...
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2014 Cherokee County Christmas Tour of Homes / Sunday, December 7th

The Cherokee County Tour of Homes will take place Sunday, December 7th from 1:00 – 4:00pm The tour will include stops at the Centre First United Methodist Church on West Main Street in Centre / the Home of Dottie & Stanley Townsend on Big Nose Drive / the Home of Katherine & Marc Johnson on Big Nose Drive / the Home of Nell & Tommy Oliver on McElrath Street / and the Home of Kay & Gary Davis on River Street / in addition to the Cherokee County Historical Museum on East Main Street in Centre. Refreshments will be served at the Museum. For additional information email thefieldhouse@tds.net The 2014 Christmas Tour of Homes is sponsored by the Cherokee County Women’s Club. (al.com/www.al.com)
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“Old Time Christmas Celebration” Hosted by the Cherokee County Historical Society

The Cherokee County Historical Society will be hosting an “Old Time Christmas Celebration” – Monday, December 1st, at the Cherokee County Historical Museum located on East Main Street in Centre. The event, which begins at 5:30 that afternoon is FREE to the public and will feature live music for the holidays by Pat and Mary Leigh Hill. Refreshments will be served. For additional information call (256) 927-7835.
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“School’s Out!” During the Week of Thanksgiving in Cherokee County

All Cherokee County Schools are OUT – during the week of Thanksgiving (Monday – Friday, November 24th – 28th). Classes will resume on Monday, December 1st.
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Cherokee County Country Club “Toys for Tots” Tournament Set for Saturday, 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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5k Fun Run & Kids’ NFL Style Combine Coming up Saturday

The Piedmont High School Softball Team hosts a 5k Fun Run & Kids’ NFL Style Combine this Saturday (November 22nd). The start time for the chip-timed 5k is 9:00am – while the Kids’ Combine begins at 10:00 on the turf of the Field of Champions. Event day registration chip & bib pick up will be at the Piedmont High School Football Stadium from 8:00 – 8:45 that morning. Registration form:  http://www.annistonrunners.com/uploadedFiles/File/events_Document_1412625617.pdf  
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Celebrate Recovery to Host Sponsor Training Workshop Saturday (November 22nd)

“Celebrate Recovery” in Centre will be hosting a Sponsor Training Workshop this Saturday (November 22nd) from 10:00am – 12:00 noon at the ROC. A light breakfast will be served. Potential sponsors need to have completed Celebrate Recovery’s Step Study program. For additional information call (256) 927-5427.
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November 24th Blood Assurance Blood Drive at Cherokee Medical Center Cancelled

The Blood Assurance Blood Drive originally scheduled to take place Monday, November 24th at Cherokee Medical Center has been cancelled. The next drive to be conducted by Blood Assurance, will be taking place on December 9th, at the Centre Wal-Mart. Once again, the November 24th blood drive at Cherokee Medical Center has been cancelled.
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“Brown Bag Lunch” Program at Cherokee County Public Library / Thursday, November 20th

The Cherokee County Public Library will be having its Brown Bag Lunch program on Thursday (November 20th) with special guest Tommy Moon, who’ll be discussing “rolling stores”, as they were known many years ago. Brown bag your lunch and drinks and dessert will be supplied by the library; the program will be from noon until 1:00pm. To find out more call (256) 927-5838.
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TheatreCentre Presents “The Miracle Worker”

TheatreCentre will present the heartwarming play “The Miracle Worker” this Thursday, Friday and Saturday – (November 20th – 22nd) at the Centre Armory. Performances – featuring all local talent – will begin at 6:30 each evening. Annabelle Hill will star as Helen Keller with Jordyn Pollard playing the role of Anne Sullivan. Admission is $10 per person – TheatreCentre is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.
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Cherokee County GEO-Tour and Kick-Off Celebration set for Saturday, November 22nd

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the “Cherokee County GEO-Tour” and Kick-Off Celebration – with Rhonda Clark teaching “Geocaching 101” in the Chamber meeting room on Saturday, November 22nd at 10:00am. The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce and residents know how lucky they are to live and work in an area of Alabama that includes bountiful farm country and lush mountain ranges surrounding a beautiful lake. This GPS Tour will take you to historic sites, geological wonders, and popular recreational areas. For additional information call (256) 927-8455.
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Cherokee County Christmas Village Craft & Event Show / Saturday, November 15th

The Cherokee County Christmas Village Craft & Event Show is set for this Saturday (November 15th) at the ROC in Centre, from 9:00am – 2:00pm. The event will feature more than 30 vendors and Santa will be there for the kids – pictures can be made. Admission is FREE.
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