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Farm-City Week 2017

The Farm-City program brings the city and the country together by fostering relationships between rural farmers and urban workers.  This year, the week before Thanksgiving has been designated as Farm-City Week.  This years theme is “Agriculture: Food for Life”, and captures the essence of farming.

No other industry or activity is more connected to “life” than agriculture.  Farmers produce the grains, protein, fruit, vegetables, nuts and dairy products that sustain life.

The Calhoun County Farmer’s Federation Women’s Leadership Committee hosted their annual banquet on Tuesday, November 14th, at the Farmers Federation Building in Jacksonville.  Guest speaker was Jeff Helms, Director of Public Relations and Communications for Alabama Farmers Federation and ALFA Insurance.   4-H Students who participated in the Farm-City Poster and Essay Contests were recognized.

The Anniston Kiwanis Club invited area farmers, educators, and other community leaders to join them at their meeting on Thursday, November 16th, at the Anniston Country Club.  Guest speaker was Wayne Greene, Ph.D., PAS, Diplomate ACAS Professor and Head,  Department of Animal Sciences Auburn University.  The students’ winning posters and essays were on display.

2018 Beautification Board Awards

CALHOUN COUNTY BEAUTIFICATION BOARD PRESENTS THEIR ANNUAL BEAUTIFICATION AWARDS

The Calhoun County Beautification Board recognized the recipients of this year’s Beautification Awards July 20th, with a ceremony at the Anniston Country Club.    This year’s winners are:

 

District 1 Residential Winners Pete & Brenda Eschrig
District 1 Commercial Winner, Anniston’s Centennial Park
District 2 Residential Winner Maria Gardener
District 2 Commercial Winner: Burger King, Golden Springs
District 2 Commercial Winner: RMC MediPlex, Oxford
District 4 Residential Winners: Wayne & Martha Stillwell
District 5 Residential Winners: Scott & Christine Brasher
District 5 Residential Winners: Gene & Sherry Blanton
District 5 Commercial Winner: Jack’s Restaurant, Jacksonville

The Calhoun County Beautification Board serves the Calhoun County Commission by working to improve the quality of life in Calhoun County. For nearly two decades, volunteers have served on the Board to promote and recognize Calhoun County citizens and citizen driven programs that highlight Calhoun County’s outstanding environmental qualities, educate the public regarding ways to improve the appearance of their communities and recognize homeowners, civic organizations and businesses whose beautification efforts are exemplary.

 

Here’s some photos from the Awards Luncheon:

District 1 winners with Board Member Carol Bush and Commissioner Fred Wilson.

 

Board Member Truman Norred with his wife, Cheryl, enjoy lunch with District 5 winners Sherry Blanton, Tammy Hall and Christine Brasher.

 

 

 

 

District 5 Winner Sherry Blanton (2nd from right) presented her sign by Board Members Truman Norred (far left) and Charles Glazner (back). Also pictured is Tammy Hall, “The Garden Girl”.

 

 

 

 

 

District 5 Winner, Jack’s Hamburgers, presented with their sign and certificate. From left, Board members Truman Norred and Charles Glazner, Jack’s representatives and Commissioner Lee Patterson (far right, rear).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board member Truman Norred (left) presents Scott & Christine Brasher with their sign. Commissioner Lee Patterson (far right) with their certificate. Also pictured is Charles Glazner (back right).
Board member Shirley Heifner (right) presents Wayne & Martha Stillwell with their sign. Commissioner JD Hess (left) presents their certificate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Representatives from RMC MediPlex, Oxford, are pictured with Board member Donna Carroll (left) and Commissioner Tim Hodges (right).

 

 

Representatives from Burger King in Golden Springs are presented their award by Board Member Janet Evans, and Commissioner Tim Hodges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District 2 winner Maria Gardener, with Board Member Janet Evans, and Commissioner Tim Hodges, and Board President Belinda York (far right).
City of Anniston’s Centennial Park was chosen as the District 1 Commercial Winner. Pictured here are (left to right) Temetrius Long and Chris Roberts, representing the City’s Parks & Rec Dept. Carol Bush and Commissioner Fred Wilson, along with Board President Belinda York.

 

From left District 1 residential winners Pete & Brenda Eschrig, Board Members Carol Bush & Donna Carroll, and Commissioner Fred Wilson.