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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.

Earth Day 2018

Earth Day 2018 was held at Cane Creek Community Gardens at McClellan on April 16th and 17th.    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.

 

Click HERE for more photos.

Longleaf Botanical Gardens Third Thursdays

camellia blossom

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.

2018 Farmers Market Information

The Original Downtown Farmers Market

Wednesdays & Saturdays, 7am-noon

Behind the County Administration Building, 1702 Noble Street, Anniston

Call 256-237-1621 for opening date.

 

Jacksonville Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8am-12noon, on The Square

May 12 through Oct 20th

For more information, see their Facebook page.

 

Anniston Downtown Market

Saturdays, 8am-12noon

Behind City Hall, 176 W 12th Street, Anniston

Opening day:  April 28, 2018

Check out their Facebook page, Anniston Downtown Market.

 

Oxford Downtown Market

Thursday afternoons

Located near the Old Train Station & Oxford Water

June 14 – September 6, 3pm-7pm

For more information, check out the Historic Main Street Oxford on Facebook.

 

If you need to renew your Growers Permit, fill out the form below.

2018 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.