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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.


October 29

On October 29, Goodwater Parks and Rec will be hosting a Community Fearless Hayride starting at 7 p.m. For further information please contact Sharonna Hayes at 256-743-1252.


October 30

Rain or shine; the Weogufka Center for Arts, Education and Entertainment; will have the Farm Day event on October 30 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sausage biscuits and coffee for sale at 7 a.m. in the home economics building. Concessions will be sold in the lunchroom, and the lunch menu includes burgers, hot dogs, pinto beans, cornbread, and homemade fried apple pies. Cake auction at 1 p.m. at the amphitheater stage. Bring a chair and enjoy musical entertainment by a variety of artists! Also wagon rides, pony rides, antique tractors, vendors, food, and more! New free attraction for the youth: “Learn About the Farm,” a hands-on experience to teach children about farm life. Much more to enjoy! Admission is $5 per vehicle. For more information contact Sue Baxley at 256-249-3666 or Linda Shurette at 256-249-9682. For vendor information and camping reservations contact Melvin Palmer at 256-249-8885.


Weogufka Neighborhood Watch will host its semi-annual yard sale during the Weogufka Center’s Old Farm Day on October 30 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.


November 3

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host a Healthy Soils meeting on November 3. The meeting will be available on Zoom and will begin at 10:30 and end before noon. Extension Soil Specialist Dr. Audrey Gamble will discuss the importance of building healthy soils and management practices that improve soils. This meeting will be very beneficial for vegetable growers, but anyone can attend. You must pre-register at the following link before attending this meeting:

Contact Regional Extension agents Chip East (256-846-0314, or Dani Carroll (256-458-6043, for more information. If you would like to have the registration link emailed to you, just send us an email and request the registration link for the Healthy Soils meeting.


November 6

Weogufka Volunteer Fire and Rescue will host Open House on Saturday, November 6, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fun and education for the entire family, including meet your firefighters and first responders, the Yellow Dot Program handouts, prizes for children, climb aboard the firetruck, and more! Josh Culver’s Hot Dog Wagon is coming – $5 hot dog plates!


Equality Volunteer Fire Department will have its first Saturday fundraiser on November 6. They will have hamburgers, hot dogs, a bake sale, and rummage sale in Equality at the old fire station (by the Quality Gas Station) on Alabama Highway 9. Lunch available from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bake sale starts at 8 a.m. Rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come out and help support your local VFD!


November 7

The Weogufka Community Veteran’s Day Ceremony will be held Sunday, November 7, at 2 p.m. at the monument, located at 145 Memorial Loop, Weogufka. Please bring your own chair.


November 11

The Coosa County Annual Treasure Forest Landowner Tour will be held November 11 beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the Robinson property on County Road 93 in the Cottage Grove community. The tour will cover such topics as drones and vegetation, hardwood management, invasives, recreational trails, and herbicide safety. This is a free program. Light morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Registration deadline is November 5. Register by calling the Coosa County Extension Office at 256-377-4713.


November 12

J.D. Thompson Alumni Association Founders’ Day 2021: Honoring John Savage, Founder of Coosa County Training School – Saturday, November 12, at 2:30 p.m. Guest speaker: Robert Avery. Location: J.D. Thompson Alumni Building, located at 1854 County Road 93, Kellyton, 35089. J.D. Thompson Alumni Association’s Founders’ Day 2021 is set aside to “honor” John Savage, founder of Coosa County Training School.


December 4

Goodwater Parks and Rec will host a community-wide Christmas tree decoration competition. First, second and third place winners will be recognized. Trees should be decorated and in place by December 4. For further information please contact Sharonna Hayes at 256-743-1252.



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 “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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