Veterans Programs Getting Ready for Christmas!

11-4-2016-10-20-48-amYou can find several Veterans Day programs on Nov 10. The first one will be held at East Limestone High School. Veterans and their spouses are invited to attend the East Limestone breakfast at 8:30am. The program will begin at 9:00am. Then they can attend the veterans program at West Limestone High School, 10945 West School House Road, Lester, AL. The program will begin at 1:00pm as they salute Veterans during their special program. Attend these programs and support our students and our veterans.

On November 11, Athens State University’s Center for Lifelong Learning is presenting “The Story Behind the Song” A Songwriter’s Showcase at 6:30pm in McCandless Hall on the Athens State campus. Tickets for the reserved seating show are $20 and may be purchased at the Center for Lifelong Learning located at 121 S. Marion Street on the east side of the Limestone County Courthouse Square. For more information call 256-233-8260 or visit

Are you prepared for the Thanksgiving Holiday? You can learn the art of“Making Holiday Bread” at the Ardmore Public Library, 25836 Main Street Ardmore, AL on November 12. Join the Ardmore Public Library for this Homesteading class on making holiday breads with Susan Duff at 10:00am. Then from 9am-12pm this group will have wonderful-tasting products such as pies, cakes, brownies, fudge and cookies. Also, Marie Alsup will be donating a Christmas wreath for a drawing.

November 12, Michael Dean and Memphis salute our Veterans at 6pm – 8pm. Limestone County Council on Aging,
912 West Pryor St. This is afundraiser for the Alabama Veterans Museum. Tickets are $15.00& $20.00 at the door. Contact the Museum for details 256-771-7578.

In Elkmont,“The Delmore Brothers;90 Years of Music”will be celebrated on November 12 from 11am – 5pm. Enjoy fabulous musicfrom Bradley Walker, Carl Jackson, Shane Adkins, Bruce Walker, Jerry Salley,Thom Bresh (son of Merle Travis) and Farmer & Adele. Tickets $5.00, 12 and under free. For info call 256-306-6201. This is an outdoor event so BRING YOUR CHAIRS! This event is sponsored by Athens-Limestone Tourism Office, Town of Elkmont and the Elkmont Historical Committee.

On November 13, our Hospice of Limestone County and MADD will be sponsoring an annual community-wide memorial service called “Celebration of Remembrance and Hope” to be held at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church at 2:00 pm. All Limestone County families and friends who have experienced the death of a loved one are invited to attend. For any additional information, please contact Wendy Fowler at the HOLC office(256) 232-5017.

The Senior Lunch Matinee Show atYesterdays Event Center, 15631 Brownsferry Road, will be held on November 17. Join Yesterdays for a complete lunch including drink and dessert for $11.00 and entertainment featuring “Replay” in an inspirational production. Doors open 10:30am, event begins 11:00am and show-time 12:00pm with a show length 60-75 minutes. Groups of all size welcome. Bus parking available. Cancellation fee may apply. Pre-reservation requiredat

The ‘North Pole Stroll’ is already taking reservations for sponsored trees for decorating in Big Springs Memorial Park. The 5’ to 6’ trees are donated by Lowes of Athens and sponsored by businesses, organizations, non-profits and individuals for $100. This is a ‘green event’ with the use of only solar lighting and non-breakable ornaments. You can purchase the solar supplies at Lowes by looking for “North Pole Stroll Friendly” stickers on the shelves. Trees should be available after Thanksgiving for decorating in the park. We are willing to assist in matching a non-profit to decorate with a sponsor, if possible. You may purchase your tree online at and click the ‘sponsor a tree’ tab. You may also come to the Athens-Limestone Tourism Office located at 100 N. Beaty Street (beside the duck pond) to pay by cash or check. We will have a kick-off on December 3 for everyone to come out and enjoy the trees with hot chocolate, music and Santa may even make a visit! For more information call the Tourism Office at 256-232-5411. This event is sponsored by Athens-Limestone County Tourism, City of Athens Parks and Recreation, Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful, Spirit of Athens, and the Limestone County Archives.

See more information on events and activities at the Tourism website or visit our Facebook page, “Athens-Limestone County Tourism” or“Athens-Limestone Visitor Center”
On November 18 from 7am – 9amcome out to Suzanne’s Bakery & Eatery at 1207 Forrest St. They will be raising money for childhood cancer researchand to support our local cancer-fighting families.

Christmas Open House November 18 – 20inDowntown Athens, AL. Christmas comes early to downtown Athens with caroling, special shopping to help complete your Christmas list and Santa! For more information, contact the Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce at 256-232-2600

Ardmore Christmas Craft Fair TN, Annex Building Main Street, Ardmore, TN Top off your shopping list with handmade crafts to give to friends, family, party hostess or surprise gift giver. For more information, Wendi Brake 256-278-5524.

Donnell House Christmas, Donnell House 601 1/2 South Clinton Street, Athens, AL Join the Donnell House for this annual tradition and celebration. All money raised will go to the renovation efforts of the Donnell House. For more information: (256) 232-0743

December 1 will be the Athens Christmas Parade starting at Athens High School/Swan Creek Park 100 U.S. Highway 31N. The Parade will travel west on Hobbs Street to North Jefferson Street, turn south toward the downtown square, and finish in the Hometown Grocery/Athens-Limestone Public Library area. Sponsored by Reliance Bank of Athens.

Dec 2nd – The Holiday Soiree, Athens-Limestone Public Library 603 South Jefferson Street. Contact: or 256-655-6690

Dec 3rd – JROTC Jingle Bell Jog 5K, Athens High School, 100 Hwy 31 N. Athens AL. Wear your funniest, most comfortable Christmas outfit and join us on a flat, fast USATF Certified 5K Course (AL13063JD). Registration and packet pickup starts on Dec. 2, 3:30 – 6:00pm and race day, 6:45 – 7:30am. Overall Top Male/Female, Top Male/Female masters, and Top Male/Female in each age group. We will also have a Best Costume Award. Entry: $25 or $28 after Nov 7.

See more information on events and activities at the Tourism website or visit our Facebook page, “Athens-Limestone County Tourism”or“Athens-Limestone Visitor Center” 256-232-5411
By: Teresa Todd, President, Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association