Benefit for Susie Moore Saturday

A benefit fish fry will be held this Saturday, Aug. 17 at Taylor’s Building Supply in Eastpoint for Susie Moore. Her friends are asking for your love and support while Moore is battling cancer.

All donations appreciated. The benefit will start at around 11 a.m.


Benefit this weekend for Carolyn Williams

Carolyn Williams recently had surgery on her feet in Bay Medical Center, and then spent many days at Health South recovering in rehab, and is now doing therapy here in Apalachicola.

A benefit for Williams will be held Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17 at the corner of U.S. 98 and Eighth Street. Fish, shrimp and BBQ dinners will be on sale, including cole slaw or potato salad, baked beans, and dessert. Fish and chicken dinners are $8; BBQ and rib dinners are $10.

Friends, sponsors and family thank you so much for your support and contributions for this beneficiary occasion.


Caregiver support group to begin Tuesday

When we hear the words caregiver or Alzheimer’s in Franklin County, one agency comes to mind and that would be Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. from Tallahassee.

Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. has been in the county for three years, providing support groups with concurrent respite. In its effort to reach out to the rural communities, Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. will make caregiving easier in the Franklin County area by providing a support group for any and all persons who are caregivers.

This support group, provided at no cost to the families, will take place at Trinity Episcopal Church in Benedict Hall, 79 Sixth Street. The meetings will be held the third Tuesday of each month, beginning at 10 a.m. Aug. 20.

Caregivers can come and bring their loved ones with them, and while they attend the support group, their loved ones will go to another area for stimulating activities they will enjoy. The support group empowers caregivers with knowledge and information through fellowship and sharing of life experiences/challenges with like-minded individuals who are caring for a loved one. A time to share laughs and tears, joys and concerns. You will receive a blessing just being with people who understand and want to share. This is a community-wide effort and we would like to enlist all persons who are caregivers/caregiving.

Alzheimer’s Project, Inc., a non-profit organization, would like to extend a warm supportive welcome to all caregivers. We are currently located in 10 counties providing support groups with concurrent respite for their loved ones, day respite care programs, counseling, referral to community resources, and pro-active recovery of wanderers through Project Lifesaver Program (only in Leon, Jefferson and Wakulla counties). In addition, they offer a six-week class on Powerful Tools for Caregivers, which teaches caregivers how to care for themselves while they care for their loved ones.

Please call Recie Culpepper at 850-386-2778 for more information.