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I Support the Thin Blue Line 5K

Freeport Lake Club of Hammock Bay 74 Great Hammock Bend Freeport, Fl. 32439
Local 4413
Professional Firefighters of Walton County
Host the 2015
I Support the Thin Blue Line 5K

Saturday, November 7th
Freeport Lake Club of Hammock Bay
74 Great Hammock Bend Freeport, Fl. 32439

Registration begins at 7:30am
Preregistration can be completed at
Runners Race to begin at 9:00am/Walkers Race to begin at9:30am
$35 Registration for ALL race participants

Find us on Facebook @ I support the thin blue line 5k for updates and further information

This event is dedicated to all Law EnforcementOfficers
Who have lost their lives in the line of duty and to the families of the fallen.
Come out and show your support!!

All proceeds raised will be donated to C.O.P.S. Concerns of Police Survivors NWFL Chapter

For further information please contact
Briona Butler
Bernadette Canut

FL Forest Service: Working Forests Work

Pine Log State Forest 5583-A Longleaf Road, Ebro, FL 32437
The Florida Forest Service, Chipola District Presents a Field Workshop: Working Forests Work

In conjunction with the National Working Forests Awareness Week, the Florida Forest Service Chipola District will host a workshop for Tree Farmers, forest landowners, and forestry and natural resource professionals. The workshop will focus on how foresters with the Florida Forest Service evaluate timber, teaching methods through hands-on demonstrations and calculations in the field. Participants will also receive insight on various forest products from representatives of local forest product mills. This is a field event so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Tentative Agenda:
8:30 am Sign-in, Meet & Greet
9:00 Welcome & Introduction
9:25 Farm Credit of Northwest Florida
9:40 Forest Products: Rex Lumber
9:55 Forest Products: Spanish Trail Lumber Company
10:10 Break
10:20 Why Should We Cruise? Florida Forest Service
10:45 Cruising Demonstrations & Break-out Sessions, Florida Forest Service
11:30 Break
11:40 Volume Calculations, Florida Forest Service
12:00 Q&A, Adjourn, Lunch

Registration: Free event, lunch included.

Please register on-line at or reserve a space by contacting Hannah Anderson, (850) 625-6621,

Montessori Madness 5K and Fun Run

Dothan Montessori School 205 Holly Lane
Dothan Montessori School is hosting its third annual “Montessori Madness 5K and Fun Run” on November 7. DMS is located at 205 Holly Lane in Dothan, and the race begins at 8:00 a.m. There will be goody bags, door prizes, a child’s fun run, and more! DMS is the only local non-profit, non-denominational Montessori school in the Wiregrass.

Registration can be found online at For more information, please call 334-671-7170.

Landmark Park Fall Farm Day

Landmark Park Dothan, AL
Join us for fall farm activities like harvesting peanuts, blacksmithing, hearth cooking and syrup making. There will be an antique tractor and engine display, as well as concessions and music. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for kids and members are free. Fall Farm Day takes place from 10:00am-4:00pm

For additional information: or call 334-794-3452

Opp Scarecrows in the Park

Frank Jackson State Park, Opp
Cost? = $3.00 (child and senior discounts)

This is the 8th Annual Scarecrows in the Park.
Frank Jackson Trail Masters organizes Scarecrows in the Park with permission from the Alabama State Parks.
Last year we had over 5000 people visit Scarecrows in the Park.
We usually have around 500 scarecrows displayed throughout the park.

Website =
More Info = (334) 493-3070

45th Kolomoki Festival

Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park
We will have Magic Marc, Wil(l) Squared, and Jeff Davis and the Tired Creek Band as performers. As well as other local performers such as A&A Dance and Big Wheelers Tractor parade.

There is a $5 parking fee per vehicle. All other activities are free. There will be craft vendors and food vendors as well to make purchases from.

Preparation for the annual event usually starts over shortly after the event is over; we are always looking for new ways to make it bigger and better.

More Info =

Wiregrass Area Buddy Walk

Landmark Park
Cost? = $5 Participate Fee
More Info = To register for the event you can go to

The 8th Annual Wiregrass Area Buddy Walk will be held Saturday, October 31st @ Landmark Park.

The Buddy Walk helps celebrate October as National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The Buddy Walk was first established in 1955 by the National Down Syndrome Society and the Wiregrass Area had its first in 2008. It is a fun, wonderful, heart-warming event in which thousands of people from coast to coast and around the world participate each year.

You can make a difference in the lives of thousands of families. Your participation in the Wiregrass Area Buddy Walk helps the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. organization (Families Reaching, Influencing, Educating and Networking for Down Syndrome) provide information and support to families in the Wiregrass Area. You can visit their website at

Organize a team from your workplace, school or community and support people with Down syndrome. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does or just want to show your support, come and join the Wiregrass Area Buddy Walk.

For more information on how you can get involved or form a team, email or call Alicia @ 726.2075.

The Buddy Walk was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to bring together a wide range of concerned individuals to reach out to friends, family and co-workers to promote acceptance and inclusion for people with Down syndrome and to raise money for local and national programs and services. Each Buddy Walk is usually a one-mile walk and is surrounded by a day full of family friendly games, inflatables and fun music.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is the local DS support group that the Wiregrass Area Buddy Walk raises money for. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. provides services to individuals with DS and their families by (1) providing up-to-date materials and handouts to doctors, hospitals, clinics, libraries, schools and new families, (2) offering opportunities for socialization and education, (3) promoting community recognition of the inherent dignity of all people with developmental disabilities. 90% of all monies raised stay in the Wiregrass. The remaining 10% goes to the National Down Syndrome Society to assist with National Advocacy programs and such.

Whether you have Down syndrome, have a friend or family member with Down syndrome or have just heard about our awesome Wiregrass Area Down syndrome BUDDIES….I encourage you to attend our walk. I assure you that you will leave a changed person. You will feel love at the event like no other. You will experience seeing true JOY in the lives of people that have overcome so many obstacles to get where they are today. And you will be blessed by attending.