The Calhoun County Beautification Board held its 2017 Awards Luncheon on Friday, July 21st, at the Anniston Country Club. Here’s a list of the winners:
District 1 – Residential: Willie McRath
District 1 – Commercial: Southern States Bank
District 1 – Commercial: Hotel Finial
District 2 – Residential: Jeff & Mitzi Collins
District 3 – Residential: Connie & Greg Duke (no photo)
District 3 – Commercial: Longhorn Steaks, Oxford
District 4 – Residential: Clay & Teresa Smith
District 4 – Commercial: Alexandria High School
District 5 – Residential: Frank & Mary Andrews
District 5 – Commercial: Garrett Counseling
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Earth Day 2017 was held at Cane Creek Community Gardens at McClellan on April 17th and 18th. Over 800 4th graders from around the County visited the Gardens over the 2 day period. They spent their day of learning about environmental issues that affect their lives.
Many thanks to our sponsors, staff and volunteers for their help.
To reserve your spot, call Anniston Museum of Natural History at 256. 237-6766. Reservations are required. Cost is $5.00 per person or free to members. Payment is to be made at the time of registration and may be made by cash, check (made payable to Longleaf Botanical Gardens and earmarked for educational programs) or charge card in person or by phone).
For information on upcoming “Third Thursday” programs, as well as other Longleaf events, check out LONGLEAF BOTANICAL GARDENS on Facebook.
Lunch and Learn is a series of FREE gardening programs sponsored by the Calhoun County Commission and Calhoun County Master Gardeners. Held the 4th Wednesday of each month, noon-1pm at Cane Creek Community Gardens, 77 Justice Avenue, McClellan. Bring your lunch (and a friend!!) and learn with us!
Aug 23rd Inviting Good Insects Into Your Garden Speaker: Dani Carroll, ACES
Sept 27th “T” is for Tropical Speaker: Hayes Jackson, ACES
*Dates and/speakers subject to change. Contact the Calhoun County Extension Office 256-237-1621 to confirm.
Make your plans now for Fall Fest 2017 – Saturday, September 16th, 9am-2pm
Cane Creek Community Gardens, McClellan
We’ll have our fall farmers and crafts market, pony rides, wildlife show, several demonstrations (cast iron cooking, canning, and wood carving). The Master Gardener cake walk is always popular, as is their bake sale. The 4-H Chick Chain Show & Auction will be held that day also. Admission is $1, and proceeds benefit Cane Creek Community Gardens.
The Calhoun County Farmers Federation Women’s Committee hosts the “Grocery Give-A-Way”. We’ll have a giant slide and bounce house for the kids, as well as a hayride and petting zoo.
The Original Downtown Farmers Market, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 7am-noon
Behind the County Administration Building, 1702 Noble Street, Anniston
If you need to renew your Growers Permit, fill out the form below.
2017 growers permit
(Please remember, a copy of your growers permit must be on file with the Extension Office in order to be valid.
Questions? call 256-237-1621.)
Agri-tourism can take many forms. Roadside stands and farmers’ markets offer farm-fresh produce and interaction with growers. Farms may open to the public for wildlife watching and hunting. Ag tours, on farm bed-and-breakfasts, and dude ranches give tourists the fresh air, open space, and relaxation of country life.
U-pick operations, pumpkin patches, Christmas tree farms, hay mazes, farm-animal petting zoos, wine tasting, ag heritage museums, festivals, and fairs all attract visitors.
Find your Agri-Tourism destination today!