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Area organizations plan, host events to benefit Relay for Life

Published 11:19am Friday, April 12, 2013

Dustin’ that pollen off my shoulder! Can anyone breathe? I have sneezed all over town this week.

I must make a shameless plug. Get excited about our April issue of Lake Martin Living, which will be published next week. The cover made me giggle with happiness.

Tornadic weather put a kink in RMC’s Relay for Life Plant Sale.

Originally planned for today, the plant sale will now be next Tuesday, April 16, beginning at 8 a.m. and lasting until the last plant is sold.

Azaleas, hydrangeas, lantana, begonias, geraniums, hibiscus and much more will be available for purchase. Support Relay!

Lake Martin Home Health is selling ducks for Relay. Buy your $20 duck today for a chance at $5000 plus other cash prizes!

The Chamber Ambassadors will be hosting their 2nd Annual Toast of the Town fundraiser for Relay for Life April 30.

Henry Foy has graciously opened up Emporium Wine again for this highly anticipated wine tasting.

There will be wine vendors, light hors d’oeuvres from local eateries and live music. I attended last year, and this is a fun event.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Chamber or through me. I have several in my purse.

April 24 marks the official opening day for the new Kowaliga Restaurant! I will be there. There is not a better location on the lake.

Follow Kowaliga on Facebook to see the new menu and stay in the loop on all the happenings.

I learned what a squealer was this week via their page: By internet definition using WORDNIK: “While I understand “squealer” is a regional term, it is used to describe a catfish that is a half pound or less” – taken from The Fried Fish Debate.

I cannot wait to see what all Chef Rob, Chef Russ and Stacy Jones have in store for our palates. It is going to be a stellar summer. #EatLocal.

Little Black Dress is holding a Derby Day contest to support the Alex City Schools Education Foundation. You can purchase a derby hat for $10 and then decorate it in true Derby Fashion. Hats must be turned back in to LBD by 3 p.m. on April 27.

Hats will be judged by Kid’s Choice, People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice. Winners receive $50 cash and a $50 LBD Gift Card. All proceeds go to ACSEF.

The 280 Boogie is one week from tomorrow! Make plans to attend this folksy festival with the whole family – it is a unique experience to say the least!

Remember to keep me informed of parties, Relay events, and social gatherings this spring. I am always happy to report.

Howell works as an advertising representative for Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc., in addition to writing this column. Contact Howell at to keep her In the Loop of events.

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