Dry Bones Ministry to host Saturday lunch

The Dry Bones Ministry invites you to come out for a day of fun, praise worship and lunch at 2 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Sixth Street Recreation Center in Apalachicola.

Evangelist Annie Austin Pierce is hosting the event, and said she is thankful for each of you, and our relationship that God has blessed us with. “We have so much and I look forward to the many more blessings God has in store for us,” she said.


Take Stock offers free Thanksgiving meal

The Take Stock in Children (TSIC) mentoring program and the Youth Advisory Council invite you to a free Thanksgiving Meal and Fellowship from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the Apalachicola City Hall Community Center at Battery Park.

The meal will be prepared by TSIC students and the Youth Advisory Council of the Franklin County Education Foundation as part of their civic responsibility to the less fortunate than themselves. We welcome all to our table to have a meal and laugh with us. Please show our students that their time does matter.

Also, you can help with making the meal a success by adding your name to our donors. Contribute a food or paper item from your restaurant or business. To become a donor, please contact Betty Stephen at boogiebetty23@yahoo.com or Shirley Barfield at sbarfield@aol.com


‘Family Portrait’ DVDs now available

A DVD of Barry Hand’s “The Family Portrait,” which was performed at the Dixie Theatre in August, is now available. The hour-long DVD includes the entire production of the show, and costs $15. For more information, call 850-276-2550 or email barrylh20@yahoo.com


Sacred Heart hospital guild holds Dec. 2-7 holiday sale

The spirit of the holidays will come alive in the main hallway of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf as the hospital’s Volunteer Guild hosts its third annual Christmas Spectacular Sunday through Friday, Dec. 2-7.

Guests of the spectacular will discover unique holiday decorations, tree ornaments, manger scenes, angels, gift items, holiday games, festive toys, and table décor. The event hours will be Sunday from 11 a.m. -2 p.m., Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. -2 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“We even hope to have a visit from Santa on Friday.” said Paulina Pendarvis, volunteer coordinator.

Santa is scheduled to arrive at 5 p.m. on Friday for milk and cookies. “Santa did mention that he’d love for parents to bring their cameras to take pictures of him with their children,” said Pendarvis.

The Sacred Heart Gift Shop is a non-profit fundraising program operated by the Sacred Heart Hospital Volunteer Guild.  Proceeds generated from the Gift Shop and this sale will support services at Sacred Heart.

For more information about the Gift Shop or the holiday sale, please call the volunteer desk at (850) 229-5788. Display booths are not available for the public.

At the core of Sacred Heart's long tradition of caring for the sick, the poor and the vulnerable, stands a group of volunteers whose willing hearts and helping hands have served generations of families during their time of need. Over 90 volunteers freely give of their time, talents and energy at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf.  Collectively the volunteers have given 18,000 hours of service since the hospital has been opened. Through membership dues, fundraising activities and gift shop sales, the Volunteer Guild will provide donations for the hospital and our community.

For more information about Sacred Heart Volunteer Guild, contact Paula Pickett, Guild membership chair, at (850) 227-7535 or visit www.sacredheartonthegulf.org.