Representative Richard Lindsey

Rep Lindsey continues to give back to his community.

On September 6, 2018 Richard Lindsey was honored with a dinner attended by almost 500 people in the Gadsden State Cherokee Arena.   We can not adequately express our appreciation for his 35 years of service to Cherokee County and District 39 !

In the planning stages of this event, Richard was still thinking about service to his district, insisting that the proceeds from this dinner go to two non profit organizations very dear to his heart.   Early on Rep Lindsey  secured the funding for the Cherokee County  Children’s Advocacy Center  and the Cherokee County Education Training Center.

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Pictured is Rep Richard Lindsey presenting a $2000.00 check to  Lori Lumsden Harris, Executive Director of The Cherokee County  Children’s Advocacy Center

 

Richard Lindsey Cherokee Education & Training Center

Pictured is Rep Richard Lindsey presenting a $2000.00 check to Kristin Cambron, VP of Operations of  The Cherokee County Education Training Center

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Cherokee Co Public Library

Cherokee County Public Library

Library Holidays: Monday, October 8, Columbus Day      Fine Free week: 1st 7 Days of each month.

Visit www.tinyurl.com/mKofyke for library news. Find us on Facebook @ Cherokee County Public Library!

News and Special Events

  1. Green Bag Gardening Lunch Program Third Thursday of the month through November

             12:00 PM    Thursday, October 18       Billy McDaniel on “Wildflowers”

             12:00 P.M.   Thursday, November 15 “Holiday Decorating with the Library Staff”

  1. Chair Yoga: No time to exercise? Join Linda Abernathy for a 15-minute stretch session! Easy, relaxing, fun and free!

Call (256-927-5838), email ccplincentre@gmail.com, or visit us to sign up.

2nd and 3rd Fridays each month 11:45 a.m.—12:00 p.m.  October 12 & 19 …and beyond

  1. Genealogy Class Tuesdays from 1–3 PM. Sign up requested.
  2. Preschool Storytime meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30. Reading fun!
  1. The Sew Joyful Quilters meet at the library on Thursdays from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

The Quilters have donated a handmade quilt to be auction off and proceeds go the library. The quilt is hanging in the conference room for viewing. The library is accepting sealed bids starting at $50, and will close bidding on October 29. The winner will be announced on November 2.

  1. Reading Around Book Club meets on the first Monday of the month.

Follow our Links to find helpful sites at www.tinyurl.com/mKofyke. Click the Links Tab to sign up for ebooks and audiobooks at RB Digital, get car repair information at Chilton Library, find study aids and career tools at Learning Express Library, and access the Alabama Virtual Library for dictionaries, encyclopedias, business and medical information, Get help with schoolwork on Homework Alabama. All free for you! Pay an online visit soon!

Searching for your roots? Our genealogy room has tons of information on genealogy and local history. Also, use Ancestry.com Library Edition at no charge! We have many resources to aid in your search.

Event Venues in Cherokee County

Rental venues in Cherokee County, Alabama.

Contact one of our Chamber Members .  Let them help plan  the perfect  space for your wedding, corporate event, or party.

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Angel Farm Venue & Rocky Hollow Pumpkin Patch

336 Rocky Hollow Road

Cave Spring, GA 30124

(256) 475-3030

Chattokee Lodge

Chattokee Lodge, LLC

1877 Alabama Highway 35

Gaylesville, AL 35973

Cherokee Rock Village

2000 County Road 70

Sand Rock, AL 35983

(256) 523-3799

Cornwall Furnace

County Road 251

Cedar Bluff , AL 35959

Dry Creek Chapel, LLC

674 Blue Pond Road

Leesburg, AL 35983

4322 Little River Trail NE

Fort Payne, AL 35967

(256) 845-3548

LRC Mouth Park Fall

Little River Lodge & Cherokee Cabins

1975 County Road 275

Fort Payne, AL 35967

The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place @ Bay Springs Country Inn

130 County Road 112

Centre, AL 35960

The Magnolia House on Weiss Lake

1120 County Road 165

Cedar Bluff , AL 35959

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356 Alabama Highway 68 West

Leesburg, AL 35983

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Cherokee Co Public Library

Library Rocks

Library Holidays: Monday, October 8, Columbus Day      Fine Free week: 1st 7 Days of each month.

Visit www.tinyurl.com/mKofyke for library news. Find us on Facebook @ Cherokee County Public Library!

News and Special Events

  1. Green Bag Gardening Lunch Program Third Thursday of the month through November

             12:00 PM   Thursday, September 20   “Grafting Trees” with Dr. John Holbrook

             12:00 PM    Thursday, October 18       Billy McDaniel on “Wildflowers”

             12:00 P.M.   Thursday, November 15  “Holiday Decorating with the Library Staff”

  1. Chair Yoga: No time to exercise? Join Linda Abernathy for a 15-minute stretch session! Easy, relaxing, fun and free!

Call (256-927-5838), email ccplincentre@gmail.com, or visit us to sign up.

2nd and 3rd Fridays each month  11:45 a.m.—12:00 p.m.  September 14 & 21 …and beyond

  1. Genealogy Class Tuesdays from 1–3 PM. Sign up requested.
  2. Preschool Storytime meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30. Reading fun!
  1. The Sew Joyful Quilters meet at the library on Thursdays from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Sew Joyful Quilters’ annual Quilt show, featuring quilts old and new. is scheduled for             Thursday, September 27 from 11:00 A.M.—1:00 P.M.

The library is now expecting sealed bids for a silent auction on a beautiful handmade quilt by the Quilt Group and the proceeds go to the library. The quilt is hanging in the library for viewing.

  1. Reading Around Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month.
  1. Snapshot Day: September 27, is a day dedicated to documenting and celebrating the role libraries play in their communities. Come out to see what is happening at the library; grab a snack and a snapshot.

Follow our Links to find helpful sites at www.tinyurl.com/mKofyke. Click the Links Tab to sign up for ebooks and audiobooks at RB Digital, get car repair information at Chilton Library, find study aids and career tools at Learning Express Library, and access tbe Alabama Virtual Library for dictionaries, encyclopedias, business and medical information, Get help with schoolwork on Homework Alabama. All free for you! Pay an online visit soon!

Searching for your roots? Our genealogy room has tons of information on genealogy and local history. Also, use Ancestry.com Library Edition at no charge! We have many resources to aid in your search.

Cherokee Co Public Library

Cherokee County Public Library

Library Holidays: Monday, October 8, Columbus Day      Fine Free week: 1st 7 Days of each month.

Visit www.tinyurl.com/mKofyke for library news. Find us on Facebook @ Cherokee County Public Library!

News and Special Events

  1. Green Bag Gardening Lunch Program Third Thursday of the month through November

             12:00 PM   Thursday, September 20   “Grafting Trees” with Dr. John Holbrook

             12:00 PM    Thursday, October 18       Billy McDaniel on “Wildflowers”

             12:00 P.M.   Thursday, November 15  “Holiday Decorating with the Library Staff”

  1. Chair Yoga: No time to exercise? Join Linda Abernathy for a 15-minute stretch session! Easy, relaxing, fun and free!

Call (256-927-5838), email ccplincentre@gmail.com, or visit us to sign up.

2nd and 3rd Fridays each month  11:45 a.m.—12:00 p.m.  September 14 & 21 …and beyond

  1. Genealogy Class Tuesdays from 1–3 PM. Sign up requested.
  2. Preschool Storytime resumes on September 11. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30. Reading fun!
  1. The Sew Joyful Quilters meet at the library on Thursdays from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Sew Joyful Quilters’ annual Quilt show, featuring quilts old and new. is scheduled for                                      Thursday, September 27 from 11:00 A.M.—1:00 P.M.

  1. Reading Around Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month. 

Follow our Links to find helpful sites at www.tinyurl.com/mKofyke. Click the Links Tab to sign up for ebooks and audiobooks at RB Digital, get car repair information at Chilton Library, find study aids and career tools at Learning Express Library, and access tbe Alabama Virtual Library for dictionaries, encyclopedias, business and medical information, Get help with schoolwork on Homework Alabama. All free for you! Pay an online visit soon!

Searching for your roots? Our genealogy room has tons of information on genealogy and local history. Also, use Ancestry.com Library Edition at no charge! We have many resources to aid in your search.

SEPTEMBER – FESTIVALS & EVENTS MONTH

ANNUAL EVENTS – CHEROKEE COUNTY

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 Avenue of Flags

In memory of the deceased servicemen and women of Cherokee County, flags and crosses are placed by the Spirit of Cherokee in the median on U.S. Highway 411 between Centre and Leesburg on the following major holidays:

               Presidents Day (February)

               Memorial Day (May)

               Flag Day (June)

               Independence Day (July 4th)

               Labor Day (September)

               Patriot Day (September 11th)

               Veterans Day (November)

If you would like to purchase a flag in memory of your loved one, please call 256-927-8455.

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WEIS Radio Annual Spring Sing

Gospel Concert held 2nd Friday night in March in the GSCC Cherokee Arena.

Doors open at 5:30 pm and starts at 6:00 pm

 Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast

An Annual event held on the second Saturday of March beginning at 6am at the R.O.C.   First Baptist Church Recreational Outreach Center

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 Taste of Cherokee –  9/11  Sept 11, 2018    Buffet line opens 5:30 pm

This event is held each year for area restaurants and delicatessens to provide samples of their special dishes and desserts. Entertainment is provided by local singers.  Held at the Gadsden State Cherokee Arena and sponsored by The Spirit of Cherokee. Please call 256-927-8455 for ticket information.

 Veterans Celebration

 Saturday before Memorial Day from 10 am – 2 pm at Hopewell Community Center. There will be a program to recognize our veterans and entertainment

 World’s Longest Yard Sale—Highway 127 Corridor

The event held each August travels through Etowah, Etowah, Cherokee and Dekalb Counties along Lookout Mountain.  Hundreds of thousands of folks join together each year for this fun-filled event, spanning 630 miles and five states. It’s impossible to keep track of how many shoppers and vendors we have, but it’s grown to be the biggest and best event of its kind in the world. You’ll find homeowners selling stuff they’ve accumulated througho9ut the years as well as professional dealers and vendors.  It’s almost impossible for shoppers to cover the entire route in four days, so be prepared to pick up where you leave off next year!  You’re going to discover some neat places, interesting people, and quaint stops that you’ll probably want to visit again and again.  So pack your camera, sunglasses, a good pair of walking shoes, and plenty of cash – you’re in the World’s Longest Yard Sale!

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Weiss Lake Regatta

Rome sailing club holds the annual Weiss Lake Regatta starting from the Rome Sailing Club in Leesburg in August. Usually the fourth weekend in August.

 Sail boats from Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee will join for the event on Weiss Lake.

Field to Fork

Field to Fork

Hopewell Community Center will host in August the Field to Fork to recognize our local farmers. They are producing food crops that supply many of our daily food items. A program and entertainment and meal will be held at Hopewell Community Center on County Road 157 in Centre. For more information contact 256-927-2296. Tickets for the meal can be purchased that day.

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 Leesburg Day – Saturday September 12, 2018

An annual event held the second Saturday in September at the Leesburg Town Park.  The day consists of a parade, crafters, antique car and tractors, entertainment, games and inflatables for the kids, and lots of homemade foods, with fun day in the park.  Contact 256-526-8890 for more information and to sign up to be a vendor.

 HWY 411 Yard Sale

Yard sale is held the first weekend of October each year along AL State Hwy 411 from Leeds, AL to Newport, TN.  Travels through Cherokee County in Leesburg and Centre.

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 Centre Fall Festival – Saturday, October 6, 2018

On the first Saturday in October each year, Main Street is closed for several blocks and an exciting street party takes place.  The event is kicked off with a Kids Fun Run, with a parade at 10:00 of antique cars and tractors, floats, and saddle clubs.  Arts and crafts, antiques, jewelry, clothing, and plants are just a few of the items for sale at the many booths lining Main Street, where you’ll also find plenty of food and entertainment. Contact the City of Centre for information 256-927-5222.

 Trunk or Treat

Held in the Cedar Bluff Park October 31st

Held in Leesburg Landing October 31st

Cherokee County Christmas Parade – Thursday night, Nov 29, 2018

Line up 5 pm    Parade rolls 6 pm

The County Christmas Parade is held on the Thursday night after Thanksgiving, on Main Street in Centre. The parade features over 100 entries of marching bands, antique cars, fire engines, police cars, floats made by local businesses, civic clubs and churches and Santa Claus.  Sponsored by The Spirit of Cherokee.  Call 256-927-8455 to reserve space in the parade for your band, float or marching group.

Christmas Tour of Homes – Sunday, Dec 2, 2018

Weiss Lake Women’s Club sponsors this annual event 1st Sunday in December each year. Tickets are $5 each.

Rock Run Christmas Parade – Sat, Dec 15, 2018

Held each year on the 3rd Saturday of December on County Road 29, Centre, AL

Cedar Bluff Christmas Parade & Lighting of the Park – Mon, Dec 3, 2018

The parade is held on Hwy 68 East in Cedar Bluff, AL, held on Monday night after the Cherokee County Christmas Parade.   Street will close for the parade event.

Chamber of Commerce Events www.cherokee-chamber.org

Monthly Breakfast 2nd Thursday of each month

Chamber Annual Meeting 2nd Thursday of April