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Community Calendar – August 27 Edition

September 9

The Coosa County Board of Education will hold its second budget hearing for the Fiscal Year 2022 on September 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Coosa County Board of Education, 73 Nixburg Road, Rockford.


September 15

Holmestead Farm Muscadine Tour: Alabama Cooperative Extension System will have a walking tour discussing muscadine production at Holmestead Farm in Clay County. This farm is in Clay County, but has a Talladega County address of 6582 County Road 7, Talladega. Alabama Cooperative Extension Regional agents Chip East and Dani Carroll will lead the tour. The topics for discussion include planting, pruning, training, trellising, and proper management practices of muscadines. Please call the Clay County Extension office at 256-354-5976 by Monday, September 13, to register. There is no registration fee, but it helps to know how many will be attending. This will be a very educational meeting for commercial producers, as well as home fruit growers. If you have any questions about this meeting, please call Chip East at 256-846-0314 or Dani Carroll at 256-458-6043. Wearing a face mask is encouraged.


September 17

Scam Alert Workshop: Protecting our Senior Citizens from Financial Fraud

Two financial fraud workshops will be held on September 17. The workshops will be presented by Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Ray Cook with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to educate citizens of Alabama (Coosa County residents) against the best defense against financial fraud. The first presentation will be in Rockford at the Rockford Baptist Church Family Life Center on September 17 at 10 a.m. The second presentation will be in Goodwater at the Goodwater Senior Center on September 17 at 2 p.m. This event is sponsored by First Bank, Coosa County Extension Office, Hatchett Springs Worship Center, Rockford Baptist Church, and Sardis Baptist Church. Wearing a facemask is encouraged at these events.


October 9 and 30

Hatchet Valley Farms of Rockford announces Fall 2021 Trail Rides October 9 and 30! Trail rides will include a costume contest at lunch for both dates! Rides start 8-9:30 a.m. Go-at-your-own-pace riding on scenic, forested, private property. After the ride, join us for our famous “potluck” lunch! No alcohol allowed. Trail rides are $20. Trails are hilly, rocky and narrow – suited for horses and riders in good physical condition. No wagons. Negative Coggins required. Rides start 3.5 miles northwest of Rockford. Look for white and red trail signs. For more information call 256-377-2656.



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 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 “Food Safety for Groups” for September 7, “Alabama Cottage Food Law” for October 5 and “Holiday Food Safety” for November 2. See more topics closer to time for those discussions.

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