Front porch sitting, Empty Bowls, Autism Awareness and competitive Celebrity Waiters

By  | April 20, 2017 | Filed under: News
ATHENS-Athens has a lot happening in the upcoming weeks.  Here are just a few of the awesome events Athens has planned for this spring.
Sit a Spell Project
Sit a Spell On Our Front Porch in Downtown Athens is a new project that is being funded in part by a grant obtained by Athens Main Street and through community support.
The funds will purchase rocking chairs to be painted by local artists and placed throughout Downtown Athens for special events such as Fridays After Five, Athens Grease Festival and Sippin’ Cider. The chairs will have their own Facebook page so the community can keep up with their special appearances. This project is to encourage visitors to “sit a spell” and enjoy being in the heart of our city and county.
If you would like to make a donation, click the link below:
Empty Bowls
Wednesday from 11 to 1:30 at Revival Building in Downtown Athens
Join us for lunch, fill your bowl and help fight hunger. Athens Main Street and 1st Presbyterian Church present the Athens-Limestone County Empty Bowls Project 2017. Receive a handmade pottery bowl made by local artists and a delicious lunch of soup, bread and water. A “souper” satisfying event fighting hunger one bowl at a time. Proceeds to benefit LCCI and Full Tummy. A community cooperative feeding people and nourishing lives. For tickets go on and look for Athens-Limestone Empty Bowls Luncheon.
Autism Walk
Saturday, April 22, at Athens High School with 7 a.m. race check in, 8 a.m. race, 8:30 a.m. walk check in and 9:30 a.m. walk start
This is the annual Walk for Autism by the Autism Society of Alabama to raise awareness and help “solve the puzzle.” For more information, contact Todd Tomerlin at 
Save the Date for the annual City of Athens Relay for Life Celebrity Waiters Night
Tuesday, May 2, at Applebee’s from 5-8 p.m.
Our Celebrity Waiters compete to see who can earn the most tips for Relay for Life. The reigning queen is Jennifer “Miss Sam” Janzen, band director at East Limestone, who netted $1,000 last year and got to be Mayor for the Day. This year she wants a key to the city if she beats Mayor Marks for the third year. Because their personal competition has been fun to watch, we have pitted the other Celebrity Waiters in their own private battles. This year we have:
Mayor Marks vs. Miss Sam
Councilman Frank Travis vs. Attorney Shane Black
Police officer Michael Stainbrook vs. Firefighter Lee Marker
The waiters are collecting money ahead of time to try and knock Miss Sam from her throne. If you have a favorite waiter and want to donate in his or her name and cannot attend on May 2, you can contact me by email or call 256-262-1399.
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