Community Calendar

July 4 Jefferson County’s Independence Day July 4th Celebration will be held from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m., on Saturday this year at the old high school ‘Tiger Stadium’ off South Water Street. The event will feature patriotic words of welcome from local elected officials and dignitaries; musical performances; the presentation of military service flags; presentation of Colors; the singing of the National Anthem; and the very best fireworks display. Sponsored by the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners, American Legion Otto Walker Post 49 and Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, Jefferson County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 251 and Auxiliary, and funds donated by area businesses and the public. For more information and to make a donation contact Commander Travis Hussey at 850-997-5106.

July 6 VFW Post 251 Auxiliary will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday at the Learning Center on Marvin Street. Contact President Mary Madison at 850-210-7090 for more information.

July 7 Monticello/Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce members meet at 12 p.m. on the first Tuesday at 420 West Washington Street for lunch and a program. For more information contact Chamber Executive Director Katrina Richardson at 850-997-5552 or Members are encouraged to bring a guest and feel free to bring an item for the drawing representing your business. June speaker will be City Clerk Emily Anderson. Her presentation will be on the following topics: City grant projects, planning for future city improvements, and zoning/development approvals. The meal will be catered by Lazy Lizard.

July 7 Sons of the American Legion (SAL) meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday at the Otto Walker Post 49 on South Water Street in Monticello. For more information, contact Commander Leighton Langford at 850-997-0897 or Past District III Commander Buddy Westbrook at 850-997-2973.

July 16 Beat the Heat with Jefferson County Democrats from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Monticello Opera House. The public is invited to grilled hotdogs and hamburgers outside and dining inside. Suggested donation is $10. Checks will be presented to scholarship winners and guest speaker will be Edward James III, regional field director for Gwen Graham’s successful campaign to represent Congressional District 2. He will speak on the political implications of the online voter registration bill in Florida. For more information contact Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee Vice Chairman Russ Rothman at or Beth Adams at 850-544-6561.