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February 3-May 12
Volunteer Connections of Central Alabama will be offering free income tax service in Rockford. They will be located in the E-911 building on Communication Drive each Wednesday from 9 to 2 beginning February 3 until May 12. Parking is in the rear of the building. Anyone wanting to get their income tax return prepared needs to bring all the documentation necessary to prepare their return, including a photo ID for the taxpayer and spouse, as well as their prior year tax return. You may call the main location in Alexander City (256-234-0347) for an appointment or more information. Be sure to tell them you are in Coosa County and want an appointment at Rockford.
April 23 and May 15
Volunteers are needed to help build and plant three new garden areas at the 4-H Clubhouse in Hanover on April 23 and May 15, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. We will be installing a new butterfly garden and a new pollinator garden, as well as rebuilding the existing frog pond. Please register with the 4-H agent, Janet Lovelady, at 256-284-3572.
The Coosa County Cattlemen’s Association will meet for its Spring Steak Supper on April 30 at the Cattlemen’s Building on U.S. Highway 231 in Hanover. The supper will begin at 6:30 p.m. Members eat free! Guests are asked to pay $10. We will have an auction after the meal. Donated cakes for the auction are greatly appreciated. Proceeds from the auction will go toward the Buddy Gilliland Scholarship Fund. If you have any questions, call 256-749-7765.
Registration for the Goodwater Youth Development and Recreational Center 2021 summer programs starts May 1. Applications will be available at the center starting that day, and the programs are for ages 4-16. Summer programs include swimming, bowling, reading program, field trips, 4-H, inside and outside activities, skating, arts and crafts, and more. Breakfast and lunch will be served each day. The summer program is from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information contact Sharonna Hayes at 256-743-1252.
Equality Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its first Saturday monthly fundraiser on May 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This fundraising event will include hot dogs, hamburgers, bake sale, and rummage sale in Equality at the old fire station by the Quality Gas Station on Highway 9. The bake sale starts at 8 a.m., and the rummage sale is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Poplar Point Camp will have a work day Saturday, May 1, and invites everyone to come help get the camp ready for supper. The work day will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes a free lunch. The camp is located at 35 Poplar Point Camp Road, Rockford, 35136. For more information, call or text 256-377-2606.
Poplar Point Camp is hosting an Open House at the camp on May 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to come visit and tour the camp, as well as have the opportunity to sign up for summer camp. For more information call 256-377-2606.
Find your treasure at the Pirate Pickers Event on May 15 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Spaces are $10 each. Concessions will be sold by Weogufka Center only. Participants set up that morning; bring your own tables and change. Unsold items must be removed from the area immediately after the event. Neighborhood Watch will have its yard sale at this event. Activities will be outdoors only and in compliance with CDC regulations. This event is sponsored by the Weogufka Center for Arts, Education and Entertainment. For more information call Betty McGalliard at 256-245-7310 or Linda Shurette at 256-249-9682.
The Goodwater Youth Development and Recreational Center will host May Day, a fundraiser event for parks and recreation, on Saturday, May 22. For more information call 256-743-1252 or 256-839-6301.
Registration is now open for Poplar Point Camp’s summer camp! Summer camp will be from June 6-11 for 7-11 year olds and from June 20-25 for 7-11 and 11-18 year olds. More information is available at www.PoplarPointCamp.com. Also new this year, you do not have to pay all up front; you can pay half now and half May 1. Register and learn more at http://poplarpointcamp.com/Camp/summer-camp.
The summer program for the Goodwater Youth Development and Recreational Center kicks off on June 1. The summer program ends July 30. For more information call Sharonna Hayes at 256-743-1252.
Coosa County 4-H is accepting registrations for 4-H Summer Camp, which will be held June 7-9 at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana. Please call or visit the Extension office in Rockford for more information at 256-377-4713.
The Goodwater Youth Development and Recreational Center is open to the public weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and practice days for the travel ball team are those same days from 5 to 6 p.m. Cheerleader practice is held on Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information, call 256-743-1252.
The Hanover Neighborhood Watch Meeting is held every third Tuesday of the month at the Hanover Volunteer Fire Department building at 6:30 p.m. Always a meal before the meeting begins. Everyone is cordially invited and encouraged to attend. Y’all come!
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System Food Safety Team is working hard to provide food safety information to our clients in Alabama. This year, the food safety agents will provide current information on various subjects on the first Tuesday of every month at noon. We ask you to join us LIVE @acesfoodsafety on Facebook. Questions for the “Tuesday’s Table Talk” may be submitted to www.aces.edu/go/TableTalkTuesdays. The panel will answer questions live on Facebook @acesfoodsafety. Topics are planned for the first Tuesday of each month from now through November. Upcoming topics include “Water Bath and Pressure Canning” for May 4, “Tips for Summer BBQs” for June 1, “Drying, Pickling and Fermentation” for July 6, and “Starting a Food Business” for August 3. See more topics closer to time for those discussions.