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In our quest to renovate our old farmhouse we are challenged to find a local contractor who wants to work on this old house. Some just never call back after hearing it is an old house renovation, but will respond to Facebook posts for someone on the lake wanting a renovation.
We need a “This Old House” fan who is not afraid of vintage beauties that have stood the test of time and just need some TLC. I have always been a fan of restoring and renovating vintage houses and cars that were built with good bones. Ours has survived more than 110 years, and we just want to bring it back to its original glory with some modern amenities. Praying the perfect contractor who loves saving the old will come to us soon to convert our large attic space into a couple of bedrooms, bath, and sitting area.
Did you know Jenny’s General has a large selection of culinary, medicinal, and just plain enjoyable dried bulk herbs, spices and teas? Many are surprised when they come in of the large selection, and they can buy by the ounce or get samples of those lesser used items they want to try. Some customers also buy by the pound when they give enough notice.
Jenny’s is also wanting to expand their inventory beyond herbs, spices and teas, and in order to expand (before the desired remodeling) they have been looking at adding retail coolers and freezers. So far they haven’t found a good source for used refrigerator and freezer displays in Alabama. They did find an auction house in Florida that has a Dollar General contract so when Dollar General updates their equipment this auction house sells the older equipment.
Jenny’s General would prefer to do business in Alabama, but if getting the store inventory expanded means a trip to Florida, it is what must happen.
The Equality Neighborhood Watch for February was held on February 23 at the Equality Volunteer Fire Department Community Center (old Masonic Lodge) on Highway 9 in downtown Equality. Deputy Rudd came and passed out the Sheriff’s Star newsletter and 2023 calendars and shared some of the local issues and concerns.
County Commissioner Ronnie Joiner announced that the new ambulance should be taking calls March 30 as all the paperwork is finalized and hiring is occurring.
Sharon Coffman shared about the forming of the Long-Term Recovery Committee that will continue to work with the tornado victims until all cleanup and repairs have been made. They are looking for volunteers to help on March 4 for more cleanup in the tornado-damaged areas.
The Equality Neighborhood Watch meetings are the fourth Thursday of every month, making the next meeting March 23.
Tomorrow, March 4, is “First Saturday” for downtown Equality. The EVFD is hosting a fundraiser with a bake sale, rummage sale and hamburger or hot dog lunch plates. Please make plans to come downtown and support the community and fire department. There will be other tents, tables and booths of folks selling because of the anticipated increased traffic heading to and from Santuck.
Additionally, the Equality Volunteer Fire Department (EVFD) is dependent on community involvement just as much as the community depends on the EVFD. Everyone is welcome to attend their first and third Monday training meetings, even if only to just watch the firefighters do their training. The next meeting will be on Monday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m.
March 10 is “Open Mic Night” at EPAC. Come enjoy an evening of fun and food. While not mandatory, you are encouraged to bring a dish of shareable food, and if you can afford to drop something into the donation jar for the music, it helps keep the lights on. The EPAC will provide coffee, tea and water to drink. …Did we mention that this is FREE?
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