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Christmas on Main Street

Pony rides, ice sledding, live Nativity, Christmas music, free bikes and lots of good food all came together to make a very festive Christmas on Main. The annual Chamber of Commerce sponsored event was a huge success this year in Trenton. Chilly weather made Thursday evening, December 6, just right for lots of free food for those 2000 or so ... Full Story »

Altar’d State’s Mission Monday to benefit Food Pantry backpack program

By Cindy Jo Ayers Back in September of this year Angie McKenzie of Trenton was shopping in the Altar’d State store in the Oaks Mall when she noticed a drawing entry form at the check out counter. McKenzie quickly filled out the form and dropped it into the jar. Several weeks later she received a call from Tori Sausse, the ... Full Story »

Neilson’s Christmas Tree Farm in their 22nd year

By Cindy Jo Ayers Oh Christmas Tree....Oh Christmas Tree. Bob and Joyce Neilson have been supplying the county with live and fresh cut Christmas trees since 1997. Through the years picking out a tree from Neilson’s Christmas Tree Farm has become a family tradition for families in Gilchrist and surrounding counties. After the 2018 Christmas season the Neilsons intend to ... Full Story »

Operations Christmas Child collected 15,778 shoe boxes in Tri-County area

Submitted Christmas Shoeboxes were collected for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child from churches and individuals in Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie Counties. They were brought to the collection site at Bethel Baptist Church. Collection week was held from November 12 through November 19 in this area and a total of 15,778 shoeboxes were collected and shipped to Atlanta, GA for further ... Full Story »

Felice Swalla volunteer of the year at Senior Center

Over 85 senior citizens enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner on Friday November 16, at the Senior Center in Trenton. Norm Conti headed up the event and welcomed the seniors as they arrived. The group enjoyed live music provided by Don Thomas, Dan Talley and Dwight Smith. Each year at this event one of the highlights is the naming of the ... Full Story »

Marvine Deer has 100 year old WWI reverse painting

By Cindy Jo Ayers Mrs. Marvine Hoylman Deer of Bell has a 100 year old painting that her grandfather had brought home from France at the end of World War I. Deer said that the painting had been passed down to her from her mother, Martha Louise Selbe Hoylman. Martha’s father, Ervin Selbe of West Virginia, fought in the United ... Full Story »

D. Ray Harrison, Jr. steps aside following 53 years of service to Gilchrist County

A man that has made a successful life and enjoyed providing service to the people of Gilchrist County was greeted and thanked by many Monday afternoon before his last Commission meeting. D. Ray has become a political icon in Gilchrist County and is retiring after 53 years of continued service being elected to represent the people in Gilchrist County. His ... Full Story »

Alice Kinsey honored with retirement reception

Judge Sheree Lancaster hosted a retirement celebration for her longtime Judicial Assistant Alice Kinsey on Wednesday, October 31. Judge Lancaster shared about Kinsey’s career with a large group of judges and judicial assistants, current and retired from the 8th Circuit. Kinsey’s work with the court system began when she became the Judicial Assistant for the late Judge Ed Philman after ... Full Story »

Retiring County Agent Marvin Weaver honored with a retirement dinner

Longtime Gilchrist County Agent Marvin Weaver was honored with a retirement dinner at the Suwannee River Fair Barn on the evening of Thursday, October 25. A large crowd of former 4-H members, farmers, neighbors, and friends were on hand to wish Weaver well. Weaver started his career as a County Agriculture Agent back in July of 1972 in Escambia County, ... Full Story »

It’s Shoebox Time! Annual Packin’ Party a big success

By Cindy Jo Ayers Good people came from far and wide to help with the third annual Operation Christmas Child Kickoff event and Community Wide Packin’ Party that was held on Saturday, October 13. One of the highlights of the annual Packin’ Party is a guest speaker who talks about their experience receiving a shoebox. This year’s guest speaker was ... Full Story »