Community Calendar

 October 16

First Presbyterian Church will host EaglesWings, an outreach food 
ministry serving the community, on the first and third Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. 
Volunteers are always needed to distribute food items and to donate non-perishable food items. 
Contact Coordinator Jo-Anne Arnold at (850) 997-1084 or eagleswingsmonticello@yahoo.com 
for more information. Rev. R.C. Griffin, church pastor.

 October 17

Monticello Women's Club will host a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser at 5 p.m. on 
Thursday at the clubhouse, located at 975 Pearl St. 

 October 19

Explore Monticello's dark and haunted past with the Saturday night ghostly 
tours through town. The walking tours, led by expert storyteller Linda “Shuyler” Ford, 
will weave throughout Monticello, with stops taking place at several haunted sites along the way. 
The tours will begin at the Monticello-Jefferson County Chamber building, 420 Washington St., 
and will begin at 7 p.m. Additional tours will leave at 7:30 and 8 p.m. Tours last 90 minutes. 
To purchase $15 tickets, contact the chamber at (850) 997-3555.

 October 20

Cub Scout Pack 803, for boys and girls ages 6-10, meets on the first and third Sunday 
of the month at 2 p.m. at The Eagle's Nest, 1085 S. Water St. Contact Troop Leader 
Phil Smith at (850) 342-0196 or (850) 509-1873. 

 October 21

American Legion Post 234 meets at 5 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at the 
Teen Center on Tiger Lane. For more information contact Commander Mack Benjamin at (850) 997-5977.

 October 25, 26

USDA Commodities Food Program and Second Harvest Food Bank together 
with the churches of New Bethel AME, Mt. Pleasant AME, Elizabeth MB, 
Hickory Hill MB and Philadelphia MB will provide food to those needing 
assistance monthly at 8 a.m. on the fourth Saturday with distribution at the 
New Bethel AME Church, 6496 Ashville Hwy. Volunteers are also needed on the 
Friday evening before at 6 p.m. to help bag the food packages. 
Contact Nellie Randell at (850) 997-5605 or Jackie Harvey at (850) 997-8410 to 
volunteer or for more information about this program. Rev. Jimmie F. Dickey, 
New Bethel Church pastor.

 October 26

Stop on by the sixth annual Country Market and Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 26! 
The fair, which will last from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., will involve pumpkin painting, 
bounce houses, face painting, sand art and trick-or-treating for the kids with 
plenty of vendor-shopping, live music and food trucks for the adults. The fair will be held at 
Barrington Field, located at 252 Gamble Rd., in Monticello. Parking and admission is free.

October 26

Explore Monticello's dark and haunted past with the Saturday night ghostly tours through town. 
The walking tours, led by expert storyteller Linda “Shuyler” Ford, will weave throughout Monticello, 
with stops taking place at several haunted sites along the way. The tours will begin at the 
Monticello-Jefferson County Chamber building, located at 420 Washington St., and will 
begin at 7 p.m. Additional tours will leave at 7:30 and 8 p.m. Tours last 90 minutes. 
To purchase $15 tickets, contact the chamber at (850) 997-3555.

October 29

Jefferson Whole Child Coalition meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday at the public library. 
Open to community residents and agencies. Informational meetings about area happenings 
and an opportunity to share service information. Agenda items include agency sharing and a guest speaker. 
For information or to be a speaker contact Cindy Hutto at cjhutto@healthystartjmt.org or (850) 948-2741. 
Guest speaker for August will be Melissa Watson with Capital Area Community Action Agency.

October 31

What creeps, crawls and slithers in the dark? Learn about our world's real-life creepy-crawlers 
during a Creepy Critter presentation at the Jefferson County public library. 
This educational and hands-on event will feature spiders, snakes and more, so come prepared to be spooked! 
The presentation begins at 3 p.m. The library is located at 375 S. Water St., in Monticello.

October 31

Explore Monticello's dark and haunted past this Halloween with a ghostly tour through town. 
The walking tours, led by expert storyteller Linda “Shuyler” Ford, will weave throughout Monticello, 
with stops taking place at several haunted sites along the way. The tours will begin at the 
Monticello-Jefferson County Chamber building, located at 420 Washington St., and will begin 
at 7 p.m. Additional tours will leave at 7:30 and 8 p.m. Tours last 90 minutes. 
To purchase $15 tickets, contact the chamber at (850) 997-3555.