The National Day of Prayer will soon be here. This year's date is Thursday, May 5, 2011 and the theme is “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God … (Psalms 91:2.)”
The program will take place at Stringer Street A.M.E. Church, 1900 Stringer Street, Dothan from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. The Salvation Army and the Stringer Street A.M.E. Church are co-sponsoring this event.
Mayor Mike Schmitz will be our guest speaker and Lady Gospel plans to be in attendance. We invite you to come join in prayer with us for our nation, state, county, city, churches, and fellow man.
A free to-go bag lunch of homemade chicken salad sandwiches, potato chips, fruit and bottled water will be available after the program.
Kick Butts Day
The grassy areas surrounding 355 N. Oates Street in Downtown Dothan will take on a new look Wednesday, March 23 when 820 crosses will be placed by the Youth Council of the Dothan-Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership’s Prevention Project to serve as a reminder to citizens of the 820 people who die in Alabama each year from second-hand smoke from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
“We are looking to make a powerful statement,” says Judy Guilder, tobacco grant manager for DHCSAP. “Our youth council has become extremely involved the past year in taking a stand against the deadly effects of tobacco and tobacco by-products. Every year 820 people die in Alabama from diseases caused by exposure to second-hand smoke. One death is too many, but 820 are simply unacceptable.”
Leading up to the event the youth have constructed small wooden crosses to be placed in the high-traffic area of downtown. “We selected our office location because it is such a high traffic area,” Guiler says. “We are situated right along one of the main thoroughfares for the city, next to the main Post Office, and adjacent to our government offices. It is our hope that people will notice what is going on and ask questions. The kids are prepared to answer any question on second-hand smoke dangers – and the dangers associated with tobacco.”
In addition to the crosses, an information booth will be set up for anyone interested in learning more about the dangers of tobacco, second-hand smoke, and tobacco-related illnesses.
One Day Without Shoes
On April 5, Eagle Eye Outfitters is asking that you help raise awareness of the impact a simple pair of shoes can bring to a child’s life by going barefoot.
One Day Without Shoes is an annual event hosted by TOMS Shoes. Some choose to go without shoes for an hour, some for the whole day, but all become a part of a greater movement toward change.
Your involvement will captivate and educate Dothan, and impact the lives of children around the world.
Please lead by example by going barefoot, and help mobilize Dothan to be a part of One Day Without Shoes.
Eagle Eye’s Barefoot Events Include:
Shoe Trade-In Event
Experience the Walk
Kids Play Area
Free Boiled Peanuts
“Style Your TOMS” booth with local artists exhibiting their talents
For more information, contact us at 334-673-2878 or email@example.com
Fraternal Order Of Police Boston Butt Sale
FOP Lodge 27 is having a boston butt sale on March 25th and 26th at the Outpost Gun Shop across from Lowe's on the Ross Clark Circle.
The price of the butts will be $25.
Anyone who wants to purchase a butt can start picking them up at 11 a.m. on Fri and we will go til 12 on Sat. or until gone. Thanks for your help and time on getting this information out for the FOP.
Dine and Discover Event
District 93 State Rep. Steve Clouse of Ozark will give insight into the first three weeks of the 2011 Alabama Legislative session at a meeting of the Daleville Area Chamber of Commerce Monday, March 21.
The “Dine and Discover” series of meetings is designed to offer informative programs on topics of interest to the Daleville area business community and local residents. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Larry’s BBQ.
Chamber members are encouraged to attend and non-members are welcome.
Geneva Pageants To Peanut
Geneva City Pageants will be held on Saturday, April 9 beginning at 2 p.m. for the first session and 5 p.m. for the second session.
Categories are closed for Little Miss Geneva and Miss Geneva. Categories for Baby Miss, Tiny Miss, Future Little Miss, Petite Miss, Young Junior Miss, Junior Miss and Teen Miss are open to anyone in the tri-states area that is interested in participating.
For more information go to www.lamarras.com or call (334) 449-3329 and ask for Stephen or (334) 449-2008 and ask for Allison.
Dothan Wiregrass Branch NAACP #5025 Freedom Fund Banquet
The Annual Freedom Fund Banquet will be April 30th at 7:00 p.m. at Greater Beulah Family Life Center. The event is a black tie affair.
Tickets are $25.00/Table of (8) $200.00.
Guest Speaker will be NAACP-National Chairman of the Board of Directors Roslyn M. Brock.
For information on reserved tables contact Mr. Franklin Jones, President, 334-333-3205, Elaine Knight, Secretary 334-718-1467.
Spiritual Life Conference
Harvest Church will be hosting its Annual Spiritual Life Conference starting Sunday March 27th- Wednesday March 30.
Our guest speaker will be Brad McClain. Dove award winning artist Mark Harris will be leading worship on Sunday evening the 27th. Bring your friends and family.
Harvest Church is located on 2727 Fortner St. in Dothan.
Bethlehem Baptist Church And SARCOA To Host Free Benefits Screening For Seniors And Caregivers
Bethlehem Baptist Church in Headland will host a benefits enrollment event with SARCOA on Friday, March 25 from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. for seniors and disabled individuals. This free service is open to the public.
During the assessment, participants are asked questions regarding their health, income and interests. SARCOA staff then provides them with resource options tailored to their needs. Participants are given step by step instructions on how to apply for federal, state and local services, programs and benefits.
Bethlehem Baptist Church is located at 2506 State Hwy 134 E., Headland, AL. For more information, contact SARCOA at 334-793-6843 or 1-800-239-3507.
Look Alive After Five
Look Alive After Five will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at “The Gathering Place.”
Booth and table fees are $25. Admission is free to the public.
Ashford Elementary Spring Fling
Ashford Elementary will hold their “Spring Fling” on Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the football field behind Ashford Elementary.
The event is being held with unlimited inflatables and rides for kils of all ages for just $15. Concessions are also available for purchase. There won’t be any water rides!
Leadership Dothan Fundraiser
The Leadership Dothan Class of 2010 -2011 will be hosting a community fund raiser at The Grand on Foster (170 North Foster Street, Dothan), March 31, 2011; 6:30 – 10:30pm.
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity. Tickets can be purchased at The Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce (102 Jamestown Blvd, Dothan) for $35.00 per person.
The Thursday evening event will feature live music from The Circle City Rollers, a live auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. You must be 21 to enter. Dress for the evening is cocktail.