Sheffield-Calahaln: Hats get a little crazy at Willow Pond

Published 2:02 pm Tuesday, October 3, 2023

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By Brenda Bailey



Birthday to:  Teresa Groce on Oct. 6; Landon Ottone on Oct. 7; Wincie Reavis on Oct. 9; and Amy Keaton on Oct. 10.  Anniversary wishes to Delbert and Wendy Ramsey on Oct. 7.  If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed, please let me know.

The Sheffield-Calahaln VFD/s 20 Gun Bingo Nov. 11 is sold out.  Thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket.  Look forward to seeing you at bingo.

Anyone interested in being a firefighter and serving the community, please see Chief Gary Allen of the Sheffield-Calahaln VFD by coming by the department or calling 336-492-5791.

Center Volunteer Fire Department and Center Community Development will have their Fall BBQ on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 8 a.m. until sold out.  Come early to get some delicious BBQ. Volunteers are needed on Thursday, Oct. 12 to help make the legendary yellow slaw.  Stop by anytime between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the community center building.  Volunteers are also needed on Saturday packaging orders, making fries, sandwiches and pound containers. If you can’t come until the afternoon, help will definitely be needed with clean up.  We would love to see new people in the community volunteering with these two groups.  Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.

A “Crazy Hat” party was held at Willow Pond on Tuesday.  Some of the contestants are pictured in this column. Judges were Louise Boudreau and Susan Connors.  First place honors went to Janice Holder, 2nd place to Susan Phipps and 3rd place to Gary Jones.  All winners received a nice prize.  It was a lot of fun for the residents and others attending. Thanks to Lanna Pace for inviting me to be a part of this fun event.

New Union’s next and final Hotdog Saturday for 2023 will be Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There will also be some baked goods and RADA cutlery for sale.  The church is located at Sheffield and County Line roads.

New Union also welcomes everyone to Sunday School at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 each week. A Blessing Box is full and ready for those in need. The Kids Power Hour is held each Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ijames Baptist Church’s worship service is each week at 10:30 a.m. Ijames is collecting non-perishable items for a Blessing Box on the church grounds. Ijames TeamKid for ages 3 years to 5th grade and the Youth Group, ages 6th-12th grade will meet Sundays from 5-6 p.m.  Adult Bible Study will be Sunday evenings at 5 studying the topic “Counter Culture.” Everyone is invited. Ijames Baptist Children’s Choir for ages 2-12 meets Sundays from 4:30-5 p.m.

A time of prayer is held at Liberty Wesleyan Church each Sunday at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday School at 10 and Worship at 11. Choir practice is each Wednesday at 7 p.m. The fall chili or soup cookout will be Oct. 28 at 5 p.m.  In addition to the chili and soup, there will be hotdogs, desserts, s’mores, singing around the bonfire, and fellowship.  There will also be candy for the children. On Nov. 12, there will be a luncheon following the worship service.

J Max McGee played to a large crowd on Friday evening at MawMaw’s Restaurant. This Friday evening, Hazy Ridge Bluegrass will perform from 6-8 p.m. Hope to see you there.

If you like to play music or just enjoy listening and dancing, check out the Meatlocker Jam on Mondays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and/or BoTyme each Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information and location of these jams, contact me via Facebook or email.

Prayer requests continue for Bryan Swain, Hazel Smoot, Tim Keller, Junior Dunn, Betty Dameron, Tammy Keller, Charles England, Lincoln Dyson, Chester Reeves, Yvonne Ijames, Bonnie Gunter, Ed Livengood,  Milton Tutterow, Nancy Peacock, Geraldine Lambert, Betty Beck, Sue Gobble, Bob Ellis, Helen Bulla, Paul Beck, Juanita Keaton, Betty Godbey, Emily Brown, Marsha Gobble, Mary Teague, Eddie Porter, Janie Williams, Larry Richie, Maria Knight, Violet Coursey, Clyde Jordan, Jack Seaford and Suzonne Stratton.

Please submit all news to me at, message me on Facebook or call me at 336-837-8122 no later than Friday.