Upcoming Events

Estate Planning Seminar

Estate Planning Planning documents

Why Should you have an Estate Plan?

Creating an estate plan, will make it less difficult, time-consuming, and less expensive for heirs to settle an estate. Planning ahead relieves family members of some of the burdens during this period of grief. Alabama  Extension  provides the citizens  of Alabama with research based estate planning education.  The Estate Planning Seminar held in Chilton County covered several topics.

Seminar presenter  Dr. Robert Tufts, Ph.D., J.D., LLM (tax) Attorney and Retired Associate Professor of Auburn University, provided detailed information on documents you should include in your estate planning. Dr. Tufts also answers questions regarding the difference between a will and a living trust, springing power of attorney, how to ensure the family farm remains in the family.  Clint Neimeyer of the Alabama Securities Commission, covered investment fraud and scams.  Sharlean Briggs, Family Resource Management Workforce Development Regional Extension Agent also presented provided information on what we should do with our records and important documents. Lunch and refreshments were provided by the Alabama Securities Commission and Gay West, Chilton County Extension Coordinator. www.aces.edu/Chilton

Where to find more information

The participants were very satisfied with the Estate Planning program overall and requested another seminar next year. Please visit the Alabama Extension web site  http://www.aces.edu/family-health/finances/estate-planning to download the following estate planning documents:  Advanced Directive and Alabama Power of Attorney or to obtain more information on Estate Planning.

By: Sharlean Briggs

2016 Peach Festival Cook-Off & Cooking Demonstration

Peaches in rural scene. Please see my portfolio for other food and drink images.

    When:     Saturday, June 18, 2016

    Where:   Senior Connection 304 Park Plaza Clanton AL 35045 (Located in the Fred’s Shopping Center)

    Time:      10:00 a.m.

    Who:      Adult Division, age 19 and above 4-H Youth Division, ages 9-18

    Deadline: June 15, by 4 p.m.

Adults Prizes: 1 st – $50.00 2 nd – $35.00 3 rd – $25.00

Youth Prizes: 1 st – $50.00 2 nd – $35.00 3 rd – $25.00

During the judging portion of the event, a food demonstration will be presented by Chef Nathan Wilkerson of Clanton. Chef Nathan is a graduate of the Virginia College Culinard and has served as a banquet and house restaurant cook at the Marriott and Renaissance Hotels. Attend the presentation even if you don’t enter a dish. Seating is limited, so please call (205) 280-6268 to reserve your seat.

For more information, contact Gay West at (205) 280-6268
On the day of the event, call (205) 410-3593
Disabilities will be accommodated with prior notification


  • Dish entered in the contest must contain fresh Chilton County peaches.
  • One entry per person.
  • The recipe need not be original.
  • Judging will be based on using fresh, quality peaches (10 points); appearance (20 points), taste (60 points) and creativity (10 points). Dish can be displayed in participant’s container of choice.
  • Dish must be registered and on the table ready for judging by 10:00 a.m.
  • Winner must be present to win.
  • Pre-registration is required. Complete registration form below. Due to Extension Office by 4 p.m. June 15th. No late entries will be accepted. Mail registration form to P.O. Box 30, Clanton, AL 35046 or fax to (205) 280-6357.
  • Recipe using raw eggs will be disqualified (such as in ice cream custards). If a recipe calls for raw eggs, cooked custard can be made, or pasteurized egg products may be substituted.
  • Dish entered in the contest must be made available for participants and attendees to taste at the conclusion of the event.
  • Participants are encouraged to serve samples of their dish to guests during the sampling portion of the program.

Printable Registration Form