THE HELP CENTER IN FLORENCE WILL BE OPEN on the 3rd Saturday of each month on a permanent basis starting on November 20.  Previously, the Help Center has been open on the 4th  Saturday of each month, unless that fell on a holiday.  The volunteers felt they could better serve their Saturday clients if they made the change to be open on 3rd Saturday every month to help avoid confusion.   Hours are 8:30-10am for food distribution ONLY.  Saturday hours are for families who are unable to come from 8:30-noon on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS ARE SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE at Christmas in the Country at the LaGrange College Site Park on Saturday, November 20.  They will be greeting the children beginning at 10am at the historic site at 1491 LaGrange College Road, off Hwy 157 in Colbert County.   The event is free to the public.  Scheduled events include hayrides, tours of pioneer village, bake sale, lots of arts/crafts and entertainment.  More details about the event are at left on this page.