Hello everyone. Hope that everyone had a wonderfully blessed week.

Good for St. Clair County. I understand voter turnout was 64.5%. Next election let’s try for an even better percentage. We also passed the local school tax district amendment. This amendment will not implement a tax. It will give each school district the option to establish one in the future to benefit that specific district’s local schools.

The Riverside Beautification Organization held a community day at City Hall on Nov. 7. it included shops, a silent auction and a raffle for a new kayak. It raised over $1,000 to build a new city playground.

Congratulations to the PCHS Cross Country athletes. At the State Cross Country meet, the girls team finished 12th overall. Out of 247 runners in 6A that qualified, Jack Lowe finished 4th and has made the 6a All State Cross Country team.

Congratulations to Krista Gurley Baker for being named Duran North’s Teacher of the Year.

Congratulations to Pell City High School teachers, Mrs. McKinney, Mrs. Molan, and Coach Jennifer Lee for receiving Pell City Education Foundation Grants.

On Nov. 30 from 5-7pm, the Pell City Public Library Guild is sponsoring a FREE “WHObilitation,” an exciting outdoor Christmas celebration. There will be lots of outdoor activities, snacks, games, a photo booth, Christmas movies in the parking lot, and a visit from Santa (there will be no pictures with Santa this year).

The Pell City High School SGA and Beta Club are sponsoring a Food Drive for the Christian Love Pantry Nov. 16 - Dec. 11. If you would like to donate food items, find a high school student and get your donation to him. If you don’t know one, call the school at 205-338-2250 and I am sure they will be glad to tell you where you can leave it.

The Pell City High School students are busy helping the community. The Beta Club is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Dec. 10 and 12 for students and the community. It will be from 7:30 a.m. till 1:30 p.m.

It starts tomorrow night. PCHS Drama Club presents Peter and the Starcatcher, Nov. 20-22 at CEPA. A twist on the story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). The boy encounters many obstacles along his journey including pirates, tyrants, and Starcatchers. With the help of Molly, an Starcatcher apprentice, and his fellow orphan friends they will need more than star stuff to help them through this adventure.

Cropwell Baptist Church will be hosting the Live Nativity at Lakeside Park every Friday in December leading up to Christmas. The first presentation will be Dec. 5. If you haven’t seen this, it is a must see for you and your family.

Pell City’s 3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival will be on Dec. 4t at 6 p.m. at the St. Clair County Courthouse. Performances by local talent, Santa Claus photos, Business After Hours, Arts & Crafts, and Christmas Decorating Contest.

Happy birthday to my special friend, Jim Gann and to Janet Coshatt Owens, Frieda Harmon Polk, Shirley Skeivelas. And a special birthday to one of my daughter’s, Annette, best friends since elementary school, Nickie McKee.

Pray daily for our country and its leaders. Continually keep your children and family covered with prayer. Contact me at 205-338-7746 or email info to annette_snow@yahoo.com.

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