Benefit BBQ lunch Friday

On Friday, Sept. 27, the Philaco Women’s club is hosting a cookout to raise money in support of the Florida Wild Mammal Association wildlife rescue facility. The meal includes a half chicken, baked beans and potato salad. Master chef John Solomon will man the grill. The benefit takes place next to the Tin Shed at the corner of Avenue D and Water Street. Meals are available from 11:30 a.m. until all gone.

A donation of $8 is requested. To preorder or arrange for a delivery, please call 653-5857.


Estuary Day Friday afternoon

The Apalachicola National Estuary Research Reserve will host the annual Estuaries Day celebration on Friday, Sept. 27 from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at the Nature Center, 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint. As always, the event is free to the public. Children who attend must be accompanied by an adult.

The first 600 visitors, over age 3, will receive a free t-shirt. This event will feature more than a dozen fun games and learning activities including touch tanks, beekeeping demonstrations, science on the shoreline activities and more. For the first time, Friends of the Reserve is partnering with the Franklin County School culinary program to sell food at the event.

All activities wrap up in time for the door prize drawing from 5:30-6 p.m., which includes more than 40 items from local businesses and individuals.


Historical Society to meet Saturday

The Apalachicola Area Historical Society will hold its general meeting this Saturday, Sept. 28 at 9:30 a.m. at the Raney Carriage House.

The meeting will open with a talk by author Robert Saunders, PhD. A history professor and department head at Troy University, and a regular visitor to this area, Saunders is working on a new book that will chronicle the area’s rich heritage. Immediately after Saunders talk we will have a general business meeting to address revisions that will update AAHS Articles of Incorporation. In addition, several officer/board members will stand for election.

Please remember to pay your annual $10 membership dues now or at the meeting. Membership and contributions are tax deductible, welcomed and most appreciated. Only paid members are eligible to vote.